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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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California Pops kicks off 25th season with Broadway, Hollywood and Big Band hits


Sam Huie/California Pops Orchestra
Blowing their own horns in the California Pops Orchestra’s trumpet section are, from left, Dean Boysen, Bob Runnels and Noel Weidkamp.

The 65-piece California Pops Orchestra kicks off its 25th Silver Jubilee Season 3 p.m. Sunday at Smithwick Theatre on the Foothill College campus.

The opening performance of the six-show season, “Variety Show!,” will feature music from “How the West Was Won,” “Camelot,” “The High and the Mighty” and “Dick Tracy,” among others.

The orchestra will perform tributes to Big Band leader Harry James, featuring Bob Runnells on trumpet, and animated icon Bugs Bunny.

Pianist Chin Beckmann will join the orchestra for the original “Variations on ‘I Got Rhythm’” as performed by George Gershwin.”

Known by fans as the Boston Pops of the West Coast, the California Pops Orchestra is the nation’s only all-request symphony orchestra, playing hits from 80 years of Big Band, Hollywood, Broadway, jazz and comedy music.

Tickets for the series are $83-$235. Tickets for individual shows are $42 premium center, $37 regular and Americans with Disabilities Act access, $15 youth. All seating is reserved.

Foothill College is located at 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Free parking is available in lots 5 and 6.

To avoid long ticket lines on show day, advance tickets are advised.

For tickets and more information, visit calpops.org or call 856-8432.

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