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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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Lake Tahoe's Ritz-Carlton serves menu of summer events

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe has scheduled a variety of summer experiences and outdoor activities geared to guests of all ages.

From al fresco dining on the Backyard Terrace to interactive cooking classes, lawn games and guided daily hikes, options abound for resort guests.

“Summer is a popular time to visit Lake Tahoe, and while our guests are with us, we want them to not only have an opportunity to relax, but to know that there are experiences right here at the resort for them to enjoy,” said Joseph Mattioli, the hotel’s general manager.

• Mountainside pool cabanas. The resort has added poolside cabanas that include personalized service for up to four people.

• Outdoor games. Oversized versions of popular games including Jenga and Connect Four, as well as traditional games of croquet and cornhole, are offered on The Meadows throughout the season. A new bocce ball court opened earlier this month.

• Water activities. Guests can explore the shoreline from a kayak or paddleboard through Tahoe Adventure Company.

• Mountain sports. Guided hikes are available daily at the resort. Biking tours are offered through Tahoe Adventure Company.

• Tahoe Star Tours. On select dates over the summer season, Tahoe Star Tours features the Accent String Quartet performing live in the Butterfly Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

• Culinary adventures. Friday evenings buzz with live entertainment as guests watch the sunset and take in the mountain air on the Backyard Terrace with a signature Backyard Barbecue Family Cookout. Wind down the weekend at Manzanita with Whole Roast Sundays, featuring a pre-fixe three-course menu.

The resort’s culinary team hosts complimentary behind-the-scenes kitchen tours twice a week, as well as opportunities for children to make their own sundae creations and decorate cookies or cupcakes. Weekly cooking classes are offered throughout the summer.

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is located at 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee.

For more information, visit ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe.

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