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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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Coyotes claim tournament in Lake Tahoe

Photo Courtesy Of Patty Radlo

The Coyotes won the Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament last month. Front row, from left, Aaron Weiner, David McLaughlin, Adam Cook, David Lee, Chris Cummings, Nick Klevay, Nick Maruyama, Robert Cooper and Kevin Sheridan. Back row Coach Steve Alms, Jack Butler, Brenden McMorrow, Andrew McCall, Scott Alms, Graeme Radlo, Trevor Stephens, Kyle Holcomb, Jeff Sklarin and Coach Scott Cummings.

The Burlingame Coyotes, an under-19 boys lacrosse team with three local players, won the Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament last month.

Los Altos Hills residents Graeme Radlo (2009 graduate of Menlo School) and Chris Cummings (Sacred Heart Prep) and Los Altos resident Adam Cook (Mountain View High) were part of the team, made up of top players from the Peninsula Athletic League.

The Coyotes faced regional all-star teams from Nevada, Sacramento and the East Bay in the two-day tournament, in its 19th year. They swept their four games.

In the final, the Coyotes eked out a 9-8 win over Team Mexico, a select squad comprising players from all over California who are preparing for next year's Lacrosse World Games. Trailing by two goals at halftime, the Coyotes rallied for the win behind two second-half goals from Radlo and one by Cummings. Goalie Scott Alms (Burlingame) made four saves to preserve the victory.

Radlo was named Offensive MVP of the tournament. He netted 17 goals and five assists over four games.

The Coyotes came together only weeks before the tourney. David McLaughlin, who played the attack position for Menlo-Atherton as a senior last spring, put the team together using the social networking Web site Facebook. The Coyotes held only two practices and one scrimmage before traveling to Lake Tahoe.

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