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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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Flash Gallery appears in Los Altos Thursday

Bob Ray, the self-described “international artist with a camera,” and artist Jill Denton are scheduled to present their photography at a Flash Gallery, a new wave of art exhibition.

The one-night-only event is slated 5-8 p.m. Thursday at 164 Main St. in downtown Los Altos.

A Flash Gallery is a one-night event held in select locations, such as wineries, Main Street stores and private estates across the United States and Europe.

The events are designed for visitors to experience new photography, become inspired and meet the artists who created it.

Ray, a Saratoga resident, believes and begins every appearance with the motto “Cameras don’t take pictures, people do.”

He teaches and shoots photography around the world and is set to show pieces from his recent three-month European tour. His students are beginners and anyone interested in taking pictures with DSLR cameras, point-and-shoots and smart devices.

His 2013 U.S. tour included 37 cities. His European tour stopped in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, France and the United Kingdom.

Denton, a Pleasanton resident, is the creator of “TreeForm,” a forest of colorful, curvy trees in acrylics, each with its own feminine charm.

Denton’s artistic eye has a new focus on photography shot and produced exclusively on an iPad. Flash Gallery events focus on Denton’s iPad photographic artistry but include a glimpse into her unique paintings, which have been featured on magazine covers and as wine labels for Steven Kent Mirassou.

For more information, visit bobray.net or jilldenton.com.

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