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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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League of Women Voters features El Camino CEO Ryba on 'Healthcare's Future'

The League of Women Voters of the Los Altos-Mountain View Area has scheduled “Charting Healthcare’s Future,” a luncheon featuring El Camino Hospital President and CEO Tomi Ryba as guest speaker, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View.

Prior to leading El Camino Hospital, Ryba was president of United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. She previously served as chief operating officer of the UCSF Medical Center, where she led the development process that included construction of an integrated women’s, children’s and cancer hospital. Prior to UCSF, she was president of St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach and COO of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Ryba earned a master’s degree in health administration from Chapman University in Orange and a bachelor’s degree from UC Riverside.

When the San Jose Business Journal recognized Ryba as one of its “100 Women of Influence, 2012,” she said her five-year goal was to “leverage the talent and mission of El Camino Hospital, to partner with others to influence the health status of the Silicon Valley … the goal being to improve quality of life to the fullest extent possible.”

The program is open to the public. Tickets – $25 per person – include lunch. Prepaid reservations are required.

For reservations and more information, call 941-4846 or visit www.lwvlamv.org.

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