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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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Los Altos resident named co-chairman of charity golf tourney

Los Altos resident Rich Braugh is honorary co-chairman of the American Cancer Society’s Silicon Valley Invitational golf tournament, scheduled Monday at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin.

Organized by volunteers – including cancer survivors, caregivers and donors – the benefit tournament is in its fifth year. It is open to men and women of all skill levels.

“The American Cancer Society is leading the way to transform cancer from deadly to treatable and from treatable to preventable. The progress made in the past 100 years is remarkable,” Braugh said. “Every dollar we raise for research brings us closer to the goal and keeps the momentum growing,”

Funds raised through the event will help the American Cancer Society strengthen its commitment to cancer research and continue providing its lifesaving program, according to co-chairman Steve Borkenhagen.

Los Altos resident Ned Barnholt added, “This is more than just a round of golf – it is about raising funds to find a cure for cancer. Nearly every major cancer breakthrough of the last century has roots in American Cancer Society research. The society has a long-standing national investment of more than $3.6 billion since 1946. I am participating in this tournament support this effort to find a cure.”

Registration is scheduled 11 a.m. and tee off 1 p.m. A reception, cocktails and a silent auction follow, then an awards dinner at which Dr. George Fisher and Jennifer Cochran, Ph.D, will discuss the latest developments in cancer research.

Registration is $1,750 per player, $3,500 per pair and $7,000 per foursome.

To register and for more information, call (408) 688-0114.

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