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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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Casas receives AAUW Status of Women Award


Photo By: Courtesy of Allyson Johnson
Photo Courtesy Of Allyson Johnson

The local AAUW honors Laura Casas with the Status of Women Award. Pictured, from left, are AAUW branch President Andrea Eaton, Casas and AAUW Director Claire Noonan.

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women presented Laura Casas with its 39th Status of Women Award at a luncheon at Ristorante Don Giovanni in Mountain View May 18.

The association recognized Casas, member of the Foothill-De Anza Community College Board of Trustees, for her efforts in support of educating girls and young women, a focus AAUW shares.

Casas graduated from the HOPE Leadership Institute and serves on the boards of Children Now and ALearn and as a mentor for students in Puente, an academic preparation program.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Cal State Northridge. While living in Southern California, she helped establish a battered women’s shelter.

After relocating to Northern California, Casas earned a juris doctorate from Santa Clara University, married, raised children in local schools and was appointed to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board in 2005. She was subsequently elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2012.

For more information, visit lamv-ca.aauw.net.

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