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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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CSMA offers free performance tonight featuring jazz saxophonist Schoenberg

The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View is slated to present “Echoes of Harlem,” a free performance featuring jazz saxophonist Loren Schoenberg, 7 p.m. today at CSMA’s Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle.

Schoenberg is artistic director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. A Bay Area jazz band will accompany him.

In 2010 – after a 30-year search – the National Jazz Museum in Harlem acquired The Savory Collection, comprising more than 1,000 recordings recently rediscovered. The discovery includes music by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins and Fats Waller not heard since its initial broadcast.

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem has initiated, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a series of concerts featuring young musicians riffing off of the original recordings and taking them into the present.

The event is part of CSMA’s Stanford Live Informance series. In the collaboration between CSMA and Stanford Live, visiting artists offer performances and engage in conversation in an intimate setting.

Limited, open seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit arts4all.org.

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