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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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Local Panera Bread contributes dough to food bank : Donation provides meals to hungry


courtesy of Panera Bread
Mountain View City Councilman Mike Kasperzak and Mayor John Inks, front left, join Panera Bread’s Jeff Burrill (holding scissors) Aug. 9 for the opening of the cafe and donation of 2,000 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Panera Bread franchisee Pangenera LLC recently presented a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties that will provide more than 2,000 meals to people struggling with hunger.

Mountain View Mayor John Inks and Councilman Mike Kasperzak were among those who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and check presentation Aug. 9 for Pangenera’s new Panera Bread bakery-cafe opening at 1035-A El Monte Ave. in Mountain View.

At the grand-opening promotion in June, the bakery-cafe pledged $1 to the Second Harvest Food Bank for every customer who joins Panera’s loyalty program.

“We’re thrilled to serve our guests at this new location and proud to support local hunger relief efforts with the help of Second Harvest Food Bank and our customers,” said Jeff Burrill, Panera Bread franchisee. “We’ve received such a positive response from the community since opening our doors, and we look forward to bringing them more opportunities to ‘Live Consciously and Eat Deliciously.’”

Panera also donates unsold bread and baked goods to hunger relief organizations through its Day-End Dough-Nation program.

Eleven Bay Area Panera Bread bakery-cafes have teamed with Second Harvest Food Bank, directing their Community Breadbox cash donations to the cause. The Community Breadbox program ensures that the donations benefit the community. Collection containers at Panera locations provide food and basic necessities for those in need. Cash donations made by customers at the participating cafes are delivered to the Food Bank monthly.

For more information, call 968-2066 or visit panerabread.com.

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