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Hills man arrested on molestation charges

Hills man arrested on molestation charges

Gregory Helfrich

Santa Clara Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Los Altos Hills man they suspect repeatedly molested a child decades ago.

Detectives arrested Gregory Helfrich, 54, on a warrant at his Old Page Mill Road home April 27 and...

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Schools

Local AAUW gives gift of science to junior high students

Local AAUW gives gift of science to junior high students


Courtesy of Jessica Harell
Blach Intermediate School seventh-grader Paris Harrell, who loves science and animals, recently received a scholarship from the local branch of the AAUW to attend Tech Trek camp.

It’s not every day that a junior hig...

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Community

At 98, former language teacher remains a lifelong learner

At 98, former language teacher remains a lifelong learner


Federici

Longtime Los Altos resident Mario Federici, who turned 98 Feb. 24, is a man of many languages. He shared his knowledge with thousands of students during his long career as a teacher.

Federici was born and raised in Italy, where he stud...

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Attend an event, get involved, have fun: Editorial

You don’t have to run for city council to get involved in the community. Sometimes it can be as simple as attending a Los Altos event. You’ll have plenty of opportunities, as the May and June calendars are bustling with activity.

The Dow...

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Special Sections

Racing around Monterey

Racing around Monterey


Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier
The easy handling of the VW Golf R, above, makes for an ideal ride along the Big Sur coast.

 

When automotive journalists are asked to list their favorite places in the world to drive, Monterey alway...

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Business

'Steampunk' eatery toasts local libations

'Steampunk' eatery toasts local libations


Courtesy of Eureka
Eureka, a new restaurant in downtown Mountain View, highlights local craft beer and whiskeys on a menu of food spanning from sea to farm.

Craft beer and fancy whiskeys headline the menu at Eureka, the new restaurant that opene...

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People

Stepping Out

PA Players seek escape in 'Into the Woods'

PA Players seek escape in 'Into the Woods'


Courtesy of Palo Alto Players
The Baker’s Wife, left, and Cinderella’s erstwhile Prince stand out in the Palo Alto Players production of “Into the Woods.”

Little Red Riding Hood sets forth at the outset of “Into the...

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Spiritual Life

Los Altos United Methodist Church service salutes Heifer International

Los Altos United Methodist Church service salutes Heifer International


Courtesy of Los ALtos United Methodist Church
Hidden Villa will bring some of its farm animals to Los Altos United Methodist Church Sunday to support the nonprofit Heifer International.

Los Altos United Methodist Church is scheduled to salute th...

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MALOY WALLS WILLIAMS

Maloy Walls Williams...beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother...died peacefully at her home at BridgePoint Los Altos June 11th, 2011. She was 94 years old. Feisty and full of fun, she showed those around her how to age with dignity and humor.

Born in Kokomo, Mississippi, October 3, 1916, grew up in nearby Natchez surrounded by six sisters, two brothers. The night she graduated from Natchez High, she announced she and Winston Dewith Williams “Speedy” had been secretly married since September 10, 1933, her entire senior year. Loved writing poetry, was also a top student in shorthand and typing. That served her well as she worked as an executive secretary in Shreveport, Louisiana, quitting for the birth of Winston Williams, Jr. and Rita Carol Williams. Her husband, a civilian foreman of communications, transferred to Reese Air Force Base, Lubbock, Texas, 1949. They retired in 1973 to Lake Travis, Texas. Maloy served as an officer for the Lago Vista Women's Club, AARP and Hill Country Ministries. She and her husband were charter members of Rolling Hills Community Church, Lago Vista, Texas. Her beloved husband preceded her in death in 1994. Maloy moved to Los Altos in 2003 to be near daughter Rita Williams, son-in-law Lindsay Bowen, grandson Brad Bowen, Portola Valley. Other survivors include sister Juanita Hooks, Columbus, Mississippi; son Winston, Montgomery, Alabama; grandchildren Angela Charnes, Austin; Clifton Williams, Grand Chain, Illinois. Other siblings preceded her in death.

The family is eternally grateful to the kind caregivers at BridgePoint and Pathways Hospice. Memorials can be made to Pathways or Rolling Hills Community Church, 6201 Lohman Ford Road, Lago Vista, Texas 78645.

Burial, Pflugerville, Texas. Celebration at Rolling Hills Church followed by a barbeque.

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