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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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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 artists go on display at Los Altos History Museum

The Los Altos History Museum contemporary art exhibition “Los Altos – Moving Art Forward,” opens this Saturday. The project celebrates local artists with a juried exhibition in painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

The local arts exhibition was planned to complement the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s off-site exhibit, “The Los Altos Project: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley,” and will run through March 23, 2014.

Exhibition chair Jane Reed quoted David Stuart Elliott, a British-born art curator and writer about modern art, to describe the project: “We want people to experience art and think about it. The art reflects our time, it is about our culture.”

The exhibition will feature works from 55 exhibiting artists from the area, including Kay Alexander, Marilyn Boland, Mark McAfee Brown, Alice Cekleov, Charlotte Coqui, Nancie Crowley, Agnes Derbin-Caulfield, Stoney Edwards, Jan Edwards, Kirsi Engels, Rosa Farinas, Wendy Fitzgerald, Alexandra Frank, Jann Freeman, Daniela Friedmann, Judy Gittelsohn, Marj Green, Tom Green, Carol Hake, Roxann M. Happ, Hedda Hope, Steven Ivy, Bev Jauch, Hardy Jones, Judy Keyani, Marianne Lettieri, Oleg Lobykin, Lorraine Malmgren, Stephanie Maclean, Jason A. McHenry, Ann McMillan, Jan Meyer, Terenia Offenbacker, Rebecca Palmer, Matthew W. Palomo, Suzanne Peck, Arula Ratnakar, Yuki Yamaguchi Ranganathan, Sarah J. Rogallo, Tom Schreiber, William A. Scull, Robert Schick, Margaret Shatsky, Ry Smith, Laura Snable, Bonnie Sorenson, Rick Soto, Rebecca E. Stanton, Fiona Stolorz, Jean Struthers, Rosalinda Taymor, Paula Tuerk, Barbara von Haunalter, Monica Waldman, and Catharine Zander.

To celebrate the exhibition’s opening and to honor the artists, a public reception is scheduled 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

Museum hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday – Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, visit losaltoshistory.org or call Grace Perry at 948-9427, ext. 14.

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