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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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Rotary Club reports record proceeds from Fine Art in the Park show

The Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund disbursed grant money to seven local nonprofit groups June 6. The Endowment Fund’s mission is to distribute grants, scholarships and charitable contributions for community-building purposes.

The Rotary Club of Los Altos’ Fine Art in the Park show May 17-18 generated $103,000 in profits, the highest in the event’s history.

Representatives from the nonprofit agencies accepted checks from the Rotary Club’s Community Grants Chairman Jerry Moison.

Grant recipients and their plans for the funds:

• Community Health Awareness Council, for programs that address bullying and suicidal students.

• Foothill College Foundation, for high school upperclassmen to attend Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics summer camp at Foothill College.

• Los Altos Stage Company, for children’s tickets to “The Fantasticks.”

• Via Verde Nature Education, for 10-year-olds to attend a free overnight environmental learning camp.

• Family Supportive Housing, for summer tutors for homeless schoolchildren at the San Jose Family Shelter.

• Music for Minors, for pitch pipes.

• Child Advocates of Santa Clara County, for computers for staff who deal annually with 600 foster children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

For more information on Rotary Club grants, visit www.losaltosrotary.org/Production/LAREF.html.

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