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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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MV celebrates International Day of Peace

The city of Mountain View is scheduled to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro St.

The city’s fourth annual celebration of the Day of Peace emphasizes education as a driving force for world peace through talks, music, dance, fellowship and activities for all ages.

The program will include appearances by Ana Maria Sanchez, local delegate at the 2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women; singer/drummer Gustaff Besungu of Cameroon; Mayor John Inks, presenting an update on peace activities in the city; and dancers from the Acme Chinese School.

The Day of Peace will feature two short addresses: Vera Michalchik of the Stanford Research Institute will discuss how education for peace can work, and John Rettger of Stanford University will address education for inner peace.

Children’s activities will include origami, painting and drawing.

The UN General Assembly established the International Day of Peace 23 years ago to promote the ideals of peace. This year’s theme was chosen to highlight the pivotal role education plays in community building.

“It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his 100-day countdown message for the event. “Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies.”

The Baha’i community of Mountain View organized Mountain View’s International Day of Peace celebration.

To host a table or for more information, email Rick Wolfrom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Stephen Friberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit mountainview.gov.

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