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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.

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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MILLICENT (MILLY) BISHOP

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In family sadness, we must announce the loss of our Milly on September 1, 2013. Her life ended one week after reaching her goal of being a part of grand-daughter Brooke and Steve Boak's wedding celebration at Lake Tahoe. 

Cancer was held back for three years, allowing her family to enjoy her most completely.  We will keep the memories of her art, love, home, photography, garden, children and grandchildren as our family focuses on the future.

She was born to Robert and Mildred Baker in 1930 in Renton, Washington and attended schools in the Seattle area. She developed artistic skills early and attended Garfield High where she was the Girl's President. Later she graduated from the University of Washington in art and education. Her sister, Barbara (Baker) Zimmerman, lives in Seattle. Milly married Roger Bishop in 1952, after which they moved to California where she continued her teaching career while Roger practiced dentistry in the U.S. Coast Guard. They moved to Los Altos in 1955 where he entered private practice and they began raising their three children. She continued her professional art interests as president of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society and member of the honorary Society of Western Artists. She was active teaching art, studying at art workshops, and traveling where she sketched extensively. She enjoyed a photographic greeting card business, selling at several local locations. A member of the Los Altos Garden Club, she found great pleasure developing her garden.

As mother of three (Brad [& Kim O'Brien], Cary [& Irene Economy], and Paige) and later grandmother of eight ([Brooke, Brian & Scott], [Kevin, Ryan, & Kelly], and [Ross & Ellie]), Milly requested no flowers, funeral, or memorials; preferring charities such as Pets in Need or a cancer foundation of your choice.   

With immense thanks for support by family, friends, and medical staffs, we send love to all, Roger, Brad, Cary and Paige.

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