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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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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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Join the great race to a cure for cancer

Relay For Life Los Altos/Los Altos Hills 2012 is scheduled June 9 and 10 at Egan Junior High School, 100 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos.

The 24-hour community event celebrates cancer survivors, commemorates those lost to the disease and raises money for the American Cancer Society to support research and treatment.

More than 20 volunteers serve on the Event Planning Committee to ensure that infrastructure is in place as the event approaches.

Team captains are busy registering their teams, and friends and colleagues are signing up online to participate. Curves on Homestead Road and Home Instead Senior Care have signed on as sponsors. This year’s goals include raising $225,000 through sponsorships and donations.

“We continue the fight against cancer and offer encouragement to those dealing with the many forms of the disease,” Event Chairman Ray Skitt said. “We know our community will continue their support because it makes a difference.”

The event will honor more than 150 survivors and acknowledge the significance of caregivers at the Caregivers’ Corner, a new focus this year.

In addition to raising funds, people are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents for the event. This year, members of more than 40 teams will walk the track for 24 hours in relay fashion and share in the hope of a cancer-free future.

For more information, to donate, to register as a survivor or to join an existing team, visit www.relayforlife.org/losaltosca.

For cancer information, call (800) 227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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