Scouting News

Courtesy of Vishnu Bachani
Vishnu Bachani, left, receives his Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor ceremony at Egan Junior High School.

Vishnu Bachani, senior patrol leader of Boy Scout Troop 37 of Los Altos, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest title. He accepted the award at a Court of Honor ceremony at Egan Junior High School Aug 16.

Mountain View City Councilman John Inks attended the ceremony to deliver a proclamation from the city of Mountain View, and Los Altos Mayor Jan Pepper issued a proclamation.



LAH resident honored for supporting wounded Israeli soldiers

Members of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces’ San Francisco Bay Area Region honored outgoing board chairwoman and Los Altos Hills resident Ricki Alon at an event in Palo Alto Aug. 9.

The organization appointed Alon its first regional chairwoman four years ago. During her time with Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, she turned it into one of the leading pro-Israel organizations in the Bay Area.



Artists display works in CSMA exhibition

The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View has scheduled the exhibition “Metaphors and Memories,” a collection of collages and sculptures by mixed-media artists Marianne Lettieri and Lisa Ramirez, Aug. 14 through Sept. 27 in CSMA’s Mohr Gallery, 230 San Antonio Circle.

An opening reception with the artists is slated 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Mohr Gallery.


Wedding Sue Demling and David Aveni

g and David James Aveni

Sue Spahr Demling and David James Aveni were married June 27 in Los Altos. They held their reception at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

The groom’s two children and the bride’s daughter and grandson served in the wedding party.


Wedding Michelle Donecho and Chris Duchesne

o and Chris Duchesne, right

Michelle Donecho and Chris Duchesne were married July 12, 2014. The ceremony and reception took place at The Mission at Santa Clara University and the Adobe Lodge on campus.

The bride is the daughter of Mike and Betsy Donecho of Los Altos. She graduated from St. Francis High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in education from Santa Clara University.


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