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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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Local Rotary Clubs donate clothing for CSA clients


courtesy of anita grossman
The Rotary Club of Mountain View and the Rotary Club of Los Altos Sunset recently joined forces to collect and deliver undergarments for clients served by the Community Services Agency. Pictured, from left, are Rotary Club of Mountain View member Twana Karney and President Bruce Barsi; Tom Myers, Rotary Club of Mountain View member and executive director of CSA; and Shawn Curby, president of the Rotary Club of Los Altos Sunset.

Members of the Rotary Club of Mountain View and the Rotary Club of Los Altos Sunset partnered to collect and deliver several boxes of new undergarments to the Community Services Agency (CSA) in Mountain View last week.

The clubs donated more than 350 undergarments in all sizes for men and women to help those in need.

“We are grateful to receive this donation,” said Tom Myers, CSA executive director and member of the Rotary Club of Mountain View. “These garments will help keep our clients warm in cold weather and, frankly, are a huge boost to their self-esteem.”

Bruce Barsi, president of the Rotary Club of Mountain View, said the club is always on the lookout for ways to benefit the community, both locally and beyond.

“This particular project was both meaningful and fun for our membership, and we were thrilled with the participation,” he said.

The mission of Rotary International, a humanitarian service organization with more than 1.2 million members worldwide, is to create positive, lasting change in local and global communities.

For membership details and more information, call Barsi at 280-0251 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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