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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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St. Francis and Pinewood boys leap to CCS hoops finals

Tuesday night (Feb. 26) marked the end of the Central Coast Section basketball playoffs for three local high school teams, but two others survived to play another day.

The St. Francis and Pinewood boys advanced to the CCS Division II and V finals, respectively, while the Los Altos boys and Mountain View girls lost their Division II semifinal games and the Pinewood girls dropped their Open Division consolation-round contest.

The third-seeded St. Francis boys cruised into the final by routing No. 2 Leigh 69-55 at Santa Clara High. The Lancers (11-16) are scheduled to return to Santa Clara 8 p.m. Friday (March 1) to face No. 4 Willow Glen (22-6) for the title.

Willow Glen eliminated No. 8 Los Altos 59-57 Tuesday at Santa Clara. The Eagles, who reached the semifinals for the first time in school history, finished the season with a 19-8 record.

The second-seeded Pinewood boys upended No. 3 St. Francis Central Coast Catholic 62-42 Tuesday at Alma Heights Christian in Pacifica. The defending champion Panthers (13-11) are slated to meet top seed Alma Heights (26-3) in the final 8 p.m. Friday (March 1) at Notre Dame De Namur University in Belmont.

The fifth-seeded Mountain View girls gave Presentation trouble before the top-seeded team prevailed 58-51 Tuesday at Christopher High in Gilroy. The Spartans finished 23-3.

The Pinewood girls, seeded seventh in the formidable Open Division, fell 50-42 to No. 3 St. Ignatius Tuesday at Oak Grove High. The Panthers, routed by Mitty in their playoff opener, dropped to 20-8.

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