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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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Police Blotter

Hit-and-run accident

Sept. 18, 5:46 p.m., Foothill Expressway at Homestead Road: An older gray or blue Honda with four occupants rear-ended a motorist. The driver of the Honda left the scene of the accident before police were notified. No injuries were reported.

Residential burglaries

Sept. 20, 11:19 a.m., 100 block of Arbuelo Way: A resident reported that a burglary suspect removed a bedroom window screen but did not take any items from the home at first inspection.

Sept. 20, 8:24 p.m., 300 block of Loucks Avenue: A burglary suspect gained entry into the home through an unlocked door or window, stealing a laptop, jewelry, cash and a camera for a homeowner loss of approximately $4,000.

Minor injury accident

Sept. 19, 12:14 p.m., 600 block of Almond Avenue: A motorist veering out of the bicycle lane to avoid a parked car struck a 14-year-old cyclist. Responders treated the cyclist at the scene.

Disturbance

Sept. 19, 3:14 p.m., El Camino Real and San Antonio Road: A bus passenger became agitated with the driver over a disputed payment for a bus pass. Police mediated the situation.

Residential burglaries

Sept. 20, 11:19 a.m., 100 block of Arbuelo Way: A resident reported that a burglary suspect removed a bedroom window screen but did not take any items from the home at first inspection.

Sept. 20, 8:24 p.m., 300 block of Loucks Avenue: A burglary suspect gained entry into the home through an unlocked door or window, stealing a laptop, jewelry, cash and a camera for a homeowner loss of approximately $4,000.

Grand theft

Sept. 20, 11:58 a.m., 100 block of Loucks Avenue: A resident reported that approximately $13,000 in jewelry was stolen from her home three weeks earlier.

Drug possession arrest

Sept. 11, 4:21 a.m., Robles Avenue and San Antonio Road: Officers arrested a male suspect for violating his probation and for possessing more than 1 ounce of marijuana after finding the man hiding in his vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up 5 ounces of marijuana.

– Diego Abeloos

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