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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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ANGELA HAY WILL

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Angela Hay Will passed away after a sudden illness on November 25th, 2013 at home in Los Altos Hills, California, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Angela Hay Giulianotti in Peterhead, Scotland in 1936, Angela married Peter Milne Will in the Chapel of Kings College, Aberdeen, Scotland in 1959.

After arriving in New York City aboard the SS. Rotterdam in 1964, Angela made warm and beautiful homes for her family in Connecticut, Florida and Texas, before settling in Los Altos Hills, California in 1986. In 1995 Angela and Peter lived in a pied-à-terre near the ocean in Marina Del Ray, California, before moving back to Los Altos Hills full time in 2010.

A stylish hostess, an elegant decorator, and generous contributor to charities for wildlife and the less fortunate, Angela illuminated the lives of everyone she encountered, and will be very missed by dear friends from around the globe. She was an enthusiastic member of The Los Altos Newcomer's Club, and the Daughters of the British Empire.

Angela is survived by her children, Christopher of Morgan Hill, California, Jonathan of Murietta Hot Springs, California, Gabrielle of Belmont, California, grandchildren Samantha, Julia, Isabella & Colin, and Peter her beloved husband of 54 years.

Memorial donations may be made to cancer research.

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