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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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Fourth of July celebrations scheduled in Los Altos area


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From pancakes in the morning to fireworks at night, a variety of events mark the Fourth of July in and around Los Altos.

• Union Presbyterian Church of Los Altos will host its 42nd annual Pancake Breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. at 858 University Ave. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. Admission is free.

Volunteers will collect a free-will offering for Help One Child, a nonprofit organization that supports foster children and their families.

For more information, visit unionpc.org.

• Los Altos Hills’ annual Fourth of July Parade is slated 10 a.m. at town hall, 26379 W. Fremont Road. The parade concludes at Gardner Bullis School, 25890 W. Fremont Road.

Participants are encouraged to walk or bike in the parade. Watermelon and beverages will be served.

For more information, visit www.losaltoshills.ca.gov.

• The Los Altos Community Foundation’s “Glorious Fourth” Independence Day Celebration is scheduled 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.

In addition to musical entertainment by the Unicorns and Ye Olde Towne Band, the event will include an array of family-friendly activities, hot dogs, ice cream and shaved ice.

For more information, visit losaltoscf.org.

• The Rejoicing Ringers handbell choir is set to perform in a nationwide ringing of bells 11 a.m. at Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S. El Monte Ave. The program will include a concert of handbell music, a sing-along of military service songs and a family potluck picnic.

For more information, visit www.losaltoslutheran.org.

• The Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular featuring the San Francisco Symphony is scheduled 8 p.m. at Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. Tickets are $33-$47.35 (fees included); parking is $10.

For tickets and more information, visit www.sfsymphony.org.

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