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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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'Glorious Fourth' provides musical backdrop for picnic

Photo Town Crier File Photo

Los Altos Ye Olde Towne Band will play for the Glorious Fourth celebration at Shoup Park Friday.

The Los Altos Community Foundation has scheduled the annual Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Independence Day Celebration 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave., Los Altos.

The eighth "Glorious Fourth: A Musical Tribute to the 4th of July" is free and welcomes families to the festivities.

John Moss, former Los Altos mayor and city councilman, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Ye Olde Towne Band will open the commemoration with 30 minutes of music. Los Altos Mayor Val Carpenter and Los Altos Hills Mayor Craig Jones will deliver brief speeches with musical interludes by the band. Local jazz band The Unicorns is scheduled to play for the first time at the event, taking the stage 12:15-1:45 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic lunches, no food will be sold at the event. Parking is available but limited, at Shoup Park and on University Avenue.

The celebration is also supported by the Rotary Club of Los Altos, the Los Altos Town Crier, the city of Los Altos, Ye Olde Towne Band and Los Altos American Legion Post 558.

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