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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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‘March’ plays in November at Dragon


Photo By: courtesy of Dragon Productions Theatre Company
Photo Courtesy Of Dragon Productions Theatre Company

Dragon Productions Theatre Company’s “March” stars Rasika Raghavan (as Eva Lucia Perez), left, and Sam Bertken (Michael Meltzer) as teens who meet online. The drama is scheduled to run through Dec. 2 in downtown Palo Alto.

The Dragon Productions Theatre Company is scheduled to present “March” through Dec. 2 in Palo Alto.

Sharyn Rothstein’s drama centers on two lonely teenagers who meet online nightly as avatars battling monsters, unbeknownst to their parents. Meanwhile, the teens’ respective families – living at opposite ends of the same state – struggle with monsters of a different sort.

Lennon Smith directs “March.” The cast features Sam Bertken (as Michael Meltzer), Leticia Duarte (Eva Perez), Janine Evans (Lilian Meltzer), Glenn Havlan (Manny Perez), David Madwin (Benjamin Meltzer), George Mauro (Neil Meltzer), Rasika Raghavan (Eva Lucia Perez) and Katie Zeisl (Jenny Tepperman).

Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $16-$25.

The Dragon Theatre is located at 535 Alma St. in downtown Palo Alto.

This is Dragon’s last production in Palo Alto; the company plans to move to downtown Redwood City. Dragon’s first play at its new venue, “After Ashley,” is scheduled to open Jan. 25.

For advance tickets and more information, visit www.dragonproductions.net or call 493-2006 or (800) 838-3006.

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