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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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Comment

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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Mtn. View Briefs

MV library hosts winter tree walk

The Mountain View Public Library and Mountain View Trees have scheduled a winter tree walk 1 p.m. Saturday, meeting in the library lobby at 585 Franklin St.

Arborists from Mountain View Trees will lead the ramble through the sleeping trees of Pioneer Park to increase participants’ appreciation of the urban forest.

Hot cider and baked goods will be served.

All ages are welcome, as are pets on leash. The walk will take place rain or shine.

Registration is optional but encouraged.

To register and for more information on the walk, visit goo.gl/o9b2Yp or email Emily Weak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on Mountain View Trees, visit mountainviewtrees.org.

Tied House fundraiser benefits CSA

Tied House Brewery & Cafe is participating in a Holiday Giving Tree fundraiser through Dec. 20 that supports the Community Services Agency (CSA).

Tied House guests can pose for an instant photo of themselves for $5 and place the photo on the Tied House Christmas tree. The restaurant will donate all proceeds from the campaign to CSA.

CSA provides a social-service safety net for residents of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. The nonprofit agency’s clients include children, working-poor families and seniors.

Tied House is located at 954 Villa St., Mountain View.

For more information, visit tiedhouse.com or givingtuesday.org/partner/tied-house-brewery.

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