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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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Schools Briefs

Freestyle Academy hosts exhibition

The Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts & Technology, an enrichment program of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District, has scheduled its Freestyle Exhibition 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

The exhibition showcases the Best of Semester 1 projects from first- and second-year students in the program. The art exhibition, animation, music videos and websites will be on display 5:30-8:30 p.m., and the best of the Junior Narrative Films and Animations, Senior Music Videos and Profile Films are slated for screening 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Computer History Museum Theater.

The event is free and open to the public.

To RSVP and for directions and more information, visit freestyleacademy.net/Exhibitions/Mid-Year_RSVP.

Parent education event addresses digital literacy

The Mountain View-Los Altos Schools Parent Education Speaker Series has scheduled a discussion on “Parenting in the Age of Social Media” 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Mountain View High School’s Spartan Theater, 3535 Truman Ave.

Speakers Erica Pelavin, LCSW, Ph.D., and Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet PPSC, KCSW, founded My Digital TAT2, which focuses on helping youth develop critical-thinking skills to manage their own privacy, respect the privacy of others and use cyber-sense and ethical decision making in their digital lives.

The interactive presentation provides an overview of the digital landscape through short video clips and discussion.

Admission is free.

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School Foundation, the Los Altos Educational Foundation and the Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council co-sponsor the event.

For more information, visit lamvptac.org/category/parent-education.

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