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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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Comment

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.

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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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Sports On The Side

Two local wrestlers competed at the state meet in Stockton last weekend, but neither competitor lasted very long. Los Altos High junior Cesar Valle lost both his matches at 127 pounds, while St. Francis High senior John Adams suffered the same fate at 215 pounds. Valle was pinned by eventual runner-up Paul Gross of Nevada Union in the first round and then dropped a 7-3 decision to Lowell's Donald Lockett. Adams was pinned by Luke Hartwig of Del Norte in the opening round and had to default his second match because of a knee injury.

Run with the scouts

The Girl Scout 5K Fun Run/Walk is set for 9 a.m., this Saturday at Baylands Athletic Center in Palo Alto. Registration, which costs $12, begins at 8 a.m.. Top finishers in all age divisions of the 5K run will receive awards. For more information about the race, call 329-2686.

Play ball

Registration for Mountain View Babe Ruth, a baseball league for boys ages 13-18, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at McKelvey Park on Miramonte Avenue in Mountain View. For more information, call 966-8027 or visit the league's site on the World Wide Web at: www.meer.net/~mvbaberuth.

Fun at Gunn

Gunn High's annual "Clash of the Titans" sports fund-raiser will be held at 6 p.m., this Saturday in the school's main gym. The evening will feature food, music, a silent auction and a co-ed basketball game between the faculty and varsity teams. Auction items up for bid will include weekend vacations, dinners and pro sports tickets. All are welcome. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for students and children. Gunn is at 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. For more information about the event, call Fran Codispoti at 941-8194.

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