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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.

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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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MARY HOGAN


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June 23, 1917 – April 15, 2013

Mary Hogan, a Los Altos resident since 1945, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2013 at the age of 95.

Mary Ann Marlowe was born on June 23, 1917, a fourth generation San Franciscan. She was raised in Honolulu until her high school years. Her family returned to San Francisco in 1931, and there she graduated from St. Peters High School and San Francisco City College. Mary worked for the Bank of America until the outbreak of the war in the Pacific in 1941. She was selected for service by the Women’s Air Raid Defense of the Hawaiian Islands at Pearl Harbor. There she met Navy Lieutenant John Hogan, a Palo Alto native and a Stanford engineering graduate, whom she married on Feb. 17, 1945 at Old St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. They settled in Los Altos where they raised four children.

Mary was committed to volunteerism, serving as a scout leader and a member of the Stanford Hospital Auxiliary for twenty-five years, where she managed volunteers for the North ICU heart transplant unit. Widely recognized for her irrepressible Irish humor, she was an avid reader and an accomplished skier and tennis player who loved the outdoors, spending many happy hours in Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Carmel and Hawaii. She was passionate about her garden and her pets.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband John, who died June 21, 1986, and their daughter Elizabeth, who died in infancy in 1955; older brother Robert Marlowe, and twin sister Helen Stockberger. She is survived by her son John Hogan (Cindia) of Los Alamos, NM; daughters Christine Hogan of Los Altos, Molly Hogan-Graham of Carson City, NV, and Ann Wilson (Jim) of Palo Alto; and grandchildren Molly Hogan of Los Alamos, NM; and John and Geoffrey Wilson of Palo Alto.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Saint Nicholas Catholic Church, 473 Lincoln Avenue, Los Altos, on Saturday April 27 at 1:00 PM. Reception will follow.

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