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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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Little League Giants win Jr. Division title by beating rival A’s


Photo By: Dixon Ng/Special to the Town Crier
Photo Dixon Ng/Special To The Town Crier

The Giants of Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League last month won the District 44 Junior Division championship. The Giants beat the A’s 12-2 to finish the season with a 19-4 record.

The Giants and A’s faced off on the baseball diamond last month, but this wasn’t the Battle of the Bay.

This was a championship showdown between two Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League teams playing for the District 44 title in the Juniors Division (ages 12-14).

The Giants beat the A’s 12-2 in the Tournament of Champions final, which ended early on the 10-run mercy rule June 21 at San Jose’s Municipal Stadium.

In his first start of the season, pitcher Brendon Ng earned the win with a dominant effort. A catcher throughout the season, Ng transitioned to pitcher for the playoffs after injuring his wrist. He made it look easy, allowing just one hit and no earned runs in going the distance in the final. He struck out five batters.

Ng received strong support from his defense. Infielders Bo Fick (third baseman), Cameron Avery (first baseman), Jake Mihanovic (shortstop), Matt Golub (second baseman), Jay Uppuluri (second baseman) and Chase Bishop (catcher) made key plays with their gloves, as did outfielders John Weingart, Tatsuya Yoshino and Casey Rockey.

Offensively, the Giants racked up 11 hits. Mihanovic notched two doubles and three RBIs. Ross Avery recorded a double, single and three RBIs. Bishop knocked in a run with a double and also singled in the contest.

Uppuluri, playing with an injured ankle, drove in the run that ended the game in five innings.

The Giants – who played the final of their 10-team division playoffs without starting second baseman Xavier Loinaz – finished the season with a 19-4 record.

Players celebrated the victory over the A’s by dousing head coach Robby Garrison and assistant coach Bobby Glasspole with water.

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