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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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Nominations sought for annual volunteer service awards event

Photo Courtesy Of Ron Packard Members of the 2010 Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Committee will select this year's unsung heroes. Committee members include, from left, Ginger Summit, Alex Atkins, Diane Claypool, Sunita Mehta, Ron Packard, Judy Van Dyck, Virginia Roberts, Nancy Traficanti, Duffy Price, Roger Burnell, Paul Nyberg, Pat Reed and John Moss.

The Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Committee is accepting nominations for unsung heroes who contribute to the community.

Nomination forms have been sent to local non-profits to solicit potential nominees.

The nominating form must be accompanied by a minimum of two supporting letters of recommendation from individuals or groups. Nominations cannot be considered if the nominating form is not fully completed, the recommendation letters are missing, and/or the completed application is not received on time.

The Awards Committee will select the awardees from those nominated, and nominating groups will be notified in mid- November if their nominee is to receive an award.

Send nominations by Oct. 29 to the committee at PO Box 1851, Los Altos 94023-1851.

The 28th annual Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Luncheon is scheduled Dec. 3 at the Los Altos Youth Center. Luncheon invitations will be mailed Nov. 1, and selection of nominees announced Nov. 8.

For nomination forms, call Susan Kitchens at 947-2611 or Karen Jost at 941-7222. Those interested can also download the nomination packet here.

For general information on the event, call Virginia Roberts at 941-1697.

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