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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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Waldorf School offers new parent-toddler program


Photo By: Courtesy of Waldorf School of the Peninsula
Photo Courtesy Of Waldorf School Of The Peninsula

Waldorf School of the Peninsula has scheduled a “Parenting with Heart” series that aims to help parents and caregivers become children’s first teachers.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula has opened enrollment for the Winter Session of its new program for toddlers (12-36 months) and their parents or caregivers. The eight-week “Parenting with Heart” series aims to provide families a warm circle of support and encouragement in a nurturing environment.

Kim Bick-Maurischat, who has more than 15 years of experience teaching in both public and Waldorf school settings, teaches the classes.

According to Bick-Maurischat, the series empowers caregivers to feel confident and inspired to serve as the child’s first teacher, to deepen their intuitive knowledge of the child and to guide and support them in the art of nurturing a family.

The first class, “Seeing with a New Eye: Observation and Rhythm,” begins Dec. 3 and meets for eight Mondays with a choice of 8:30 or 11 a.m. start times. The second class, “The Thread Follows the Needle: Seasonal Crafts and Conversation,” is scheduled Tuesdays starting Dec. 4. (No meetings on school holidays.)

In addition to the ongoing classes, “Parenting with Heart” offers a Saturday morning “Family Life” series that supports nurturing family living through presentations and discussions. The sessions are free to families enrolled in the “Parenting with Heart” classes and open to newcomers for $15. “Bedtime: Battle or Bliss” is scheduled Feb. 9 and “Mealtimes: Feeding the Whole Family” March 16.

The $320 fee for the series includes all supplies.

The Waldorf School is located at 11311 Mora Drive in Los Altos. For registration and more information, visit waldorfpeninsula.org or email Bick-Maurischat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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