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Hills man arrested on molestation charges

Hills man arrested on molestation charges

Gregory Helfrich

Updated 11:28 a.m.:

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 R...

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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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Schola Cantorum presents 2013 Summer Sings through Aug. 12

Schola Cantorum has scheduled its 2013 Summer Sings series 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 12 in Mountain View and Los Altos.

The audience transforms into a choir with the help of a different conductor each week.

Mary Powell, Schola’s executive director, said previous experience with choral singing is usually necessary to sing along, but she encouraged the timid to give it a try.

“Even if you come only to listen, reading along with the score in hand while people sing all around you provides a deeper way to enjoy these wonderful masterpieces,” she said.

The Aug. 5 sing-along is scheduled at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., and all others are at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The remaining schedule and directors:

• Monday: Brahms, “Ein deutsches Requiem,” Jeffrey Benson, director of choral organizations, San Jose State University.

• July 29: Vaughan Williams, “Dona Nobis Pacem,” and Bach, “Cantata No. 106,” Buddy James, director of choral/orchestral studies, Cal State East Bay.

• Aug. 5: Carl Orff, “Carmina Burana,” Vance George, conductor emeritus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

• Aug. 12: “Broadway Sing from A to Z,” Dawn Reyen, music director, Aurora Singers, and assistant conductor, Schola Cantorum.

Tickets are $15-$20 per Sing, $72 for the series. Students under 25 with ID are free. Tickets are available online and at the door.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call 254-1700 or visit scholacantorum.org.

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