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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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Noteworthies

The following students made the fall 1999 dean's list from Columbia University: Julie Ashton of Los Altos; Jane Kim of Los Altos; Daniel Rafinejad of Los Altos Hills; and Davis Susman of Los Altos.

Deborah Wells, daughter of Suzanne Wells of Los Altos, has been named Spotlight Publicity Director for the Associated Students of Linfield College.

Wells is a 1998 graduate of Los Altos High School.

Tommy Williams of Los Altos, a senior at Homestead High School, is a recipient of the California Alumni Association scholarship for the 2000-2001 academic year and will attend UC Berkeley in the fall. He was valedictorian of his graduating class.

Ben Otto of Los Altos graduated from Prescott College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Outdoor Experiential Education May 7.

Jacalyn K. Price of Los Altos Hills, a sophomore in the School of Architecture at Syracuse University, was recently named to the school's University 100, a group of students who work with the Chancellor's Office and the Office of Admissions.

Kathryn Woodward Moll, daughter of Leah and Alan Moll of Los Altos, graduated from Wellesley College in Massachusetts May 26.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture and will be attending the Graduate school of Architecture in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is a 1996 graduate from Los Altos High School.

Josh Seth Gopen of Los Altos was the speaker at his graduation from the John Muir College of UC San Diego.

Rana Husseini, daughter of Tamer and Teri Husseini of Los Altos, has been elected to the Leadership Council of the Nu Omicron chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at Vanderbilt University.

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