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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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‘Gone to the Wild’ exhibition opens at CSMA’s Mohr Gallery

The Community School of Music and Arts is slated to present “Gone to the Wild” – prints by artist Kathryn Kain – Friday through July 28 in CSMA’s Mohr Gallery, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

The exhibition will feature large-scale prints with images of fruits, flowers and ephemera, underscoring the artist’s theme of the relationship of humans to nature.

“I am especially focused on plants, local flora that I see repeatedly from season to season,” Kain said. “The seasons’ influence on human culture and rituals, plants we use and interact with, is a universal truth of humanity.”

Kain draws branches, fruits and flowers she finds locally. The rendered objects float in an atmospheric space, often including collaged images, such as birds, lacy doilies and images of women. Other drawings may focus on a single long branch or a fruit just plucked from the tree.

Kain’s work is exhibited nationally and in Mexico, including a 2009 solo exhibition, “Harvesting Myths,” at the Fresno Art Museum.

She has worked as a Master Printer at Smith Andersen Editions, a fine-art publishing studio in Palo Alto, and taught etching, lithography and monotype at Stanford University, San Jose State University, Dominican University and Santa Clara University.

Mohr Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. A reception for the artist is slated 6-8 p.m. Friday.

The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 917-6800, ext. 306, or visit arts4all.org.

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