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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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Police Blotter

Grand theft

Dec. 27, 5:33 p.m., 4000 block of El Camino Real: A female patron contacted police after discovering that her $4,000 brooch was stolen from her hotel room.

Drunk in public arrests

Dec. 29, 10:38 p.m., 400 block of South San Antonio Road: Acting on a resident’s phone call about a suspicious person, police found a 35-year-old male Los Altos resident hiding in the garbage area of a business and arrested him after determining that he was drunk. The suspect was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Jan. 6, 3:24 a.m., West El Camino Real and Shoreline Boulevard: Police arrested a 27-year-old male after they determined that he was too inebriated to care for himself. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Theft

Dec. 30, 2:46 p.m., 300 block of Bellevue Court: An unknown suspect stole two packages valued at $150 from a home’s front porch.

DUI arrest

Jan. 1, 11:36 a.m., Grant and Covington roads: Acting on multiple calls about an erratic driver in the area, police pulled over a 52-year-old female motorist from Cupertino and arrested her for drunken driving. The female suspect was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Residential burglary

Jan. 1, 11:05 p.m., 200 block of North Avalon Drive: An unknown suspect entered a home through its skylight, ransacked the bedroom and stole $50,000 worth of jewelry, purses and coins. The homeowners were out of town at the time of the burglary, according to police.

– Diego Abeloos

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