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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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Hat sales support veterans at Foothill College : Veterans Corner


The Veterans Support Committee of the Rotary Club of Los Altos recently launched a fundraiser to support the educational and career goals of local military veterans who use the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College.

The center assists the veterans by providing mentoring, academic support, employment opportunities and scholarships.

The committee accepts donations, which support the Capt. Matt Manoukian Scholarship Fund.

Contributions of $50 or more entitle donors to a cap that says “We Support Veterans USA.”

A benefactor has underwritten the cost of the hats to enable 100 percent of the donations to go directly to the fund. All donations are tax deductible.

Make checks payable to the Rotary Club of Los Altos, Veterans Support Committee, and mail to PO Box 794, Los Altos 94023.

For more information, call Ron Labetich at 941-5221 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Manoukian honored

The Veterans Resource Center has scheduled a spaghetti dinner Nov. 16 at the American Legion Hall, 377 First St., Los Altos.

The dinner will honor the memory of the late Manoukian, a U.S. Marine and Los Altos Hills resident who died in Afghanistan last year. Further details will follow.

For more information on the Veterans Resource Center, visitfoothill.edu/vet.

Veterans Corner is a Town Crier feature geared to highlighting services and resources for local vets. To offer suggestions and for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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