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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.

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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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'Prime Time' dad, author visits Linden Tree Friday

Len Filppu, author of "Prime Time Dad: 45 Reasons to Embrace Midlife" will be appearing at Linden Tree for a reading and book signing 7 p.m. Friday, during the downtown Holiday Stroll event.

According to Filppu, there's a distinct trend toward later blooming parenthood, and "it’s an issue deserving of greater exploration." According to the National Center for Health Statistics, birthrates for American women aged 40 to 44 have hit their highest rate since 1967. And from 1980 to 2009, new dad rates in the U.S. rose 47 percent in the 35-39 age group and 61 percent in the 40-44 age group.

"When faced with first-time fatherhood at the age of 49, I didn't know whether to celebrate with champagne … or hemlock," Filppu said. "But it's turned out to be the best thing I've ever done. In fact, I was so surprised by the many mature-man skills I possess that help me to be a great dad that I’ve written a book about my experiences." To read more, visit http://www.primetimedads.com.

"Prime Time Dads" puts forth in humorous, heartfelt, real-life essays "the radical notion that mature men are actually well-suited for fatherhood," Filppu said, "that rather than being just better late than never, midlife fatherhood can actually be better later."

Linden Tree Books is located at 265 State St. For more information, call 949-3390 or visit www.lindentreebooks.com.

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