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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.

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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Spiritual Briefs

Immanuel Lutheran offers July day camp

Immanuel Lutheran Church has scheduled a day camp for kindergartners through sixth-graders 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16-19 and 9 a.m. to noon July 20 at the church, 1715 Grant Road in Los Altos.

A potluck and ice cream social, featuring a performance of camp songs, are slated 6-8 p.m. July 19 for parents and campers.

Water-fun activities are scheduled July 20.

The week will feature Bible encounters, snacks, crafts, games and songs. Participants will receive a T-shirt.

Campers are encouraged to bring sunscreen, a water bottle and lunch.

Cost is $75 per child, with a discount for families with more than one child.

Registration and health forms must be completed. Pick up forms in the church office, the narthex of the sanctuary or Fellowship Hall, or access them online at

www.praiseimmanuel.com.

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For more information or to register, call 967-4906, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

www.praiseimmanuel.com.

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Pathways Hospice offers book club

Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty has scheduled a Faith and Grief Workshop Book Club intended to explore the writings of people of deep faith who have experienced profound grief.

Led by Pathways Hospice bereavement staff members Tanya Gulevich and Lindsey Reed, sessions are slated 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 7 at the Pathways offices at 585 N. Mary Ave. in Sunnyvale.

Books selected for discussion include “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” (Random House, 1978) by Harold S. Kushner and “A Grace Disguised” (Zondervan, 2005) by Jerry Sittser.

The Faith and Grief Workshop Book Club is one of 10 workshops offered by Pathways Hospice as part of the Pathways 2012 Summer Grief Workshop Series.

Advance registration is required.

To register or for more information, call (888) 905-2800, ext. 4241, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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