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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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Bus Barn’s ‘Golden Pond’ continues run


Photo By: courtesy of Bus Barn
Photo Courtesy Of Bus Barn

Steve Lambert and Lillian Bogovich star in Bus Barn Stage Company’s “On Golden Pond.”

Bus Barn Stage Company’s production of “On Golden Pond” is scheduled to run through Feb. 17 in Los Altos.

The comedy by Ernest Thompson recounts the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for a 48th year. Alone together, they have to face the cracks that have appeared in their well-worn but playful relationship. When their daughter Chelsea shows up with her fiance and his stepson, they discover the grandson they never had. Over the course of the summer, they all learn to appreciate what they have with the knowledge that life is fleeting and over all too quickly.

Virginia Drake directs the play, which features Steve Lambert (as Norman), Lillian Bogovich (Ethel), Deb Anderson (Chelsea), Daniel H. Tookman (Charlie), Daniel P. Wilson (Bill Ray) and Sam Hyrkin (Billy Ray Jr.).

Performances are slated 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave. A discussion with the director and cast is scheduled after Saturday’s show.

For tickets ($18-$32) and more information, call 941-0551 or visit www.busbarn.org.

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