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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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LA Follies celebrates 20th anniversary with summer show


Photo By: courtesy of Los Altos Follies
Photo Courtesy Of Los Altos Follies

The Los Altos Follies’ retrospective show, 󈬄 Songs for 20 Years!” is scheduled Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The Los Altos Follies, the annual fall benefit for Los Altos Stage Company (formerly Bus Barn Stage Company), presents a summer retrospective to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of the fundraising event, “20 Songs for 20 Years!”

The performance is scheduled 5 p.m. Sunday at Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave.

The satirical musical revue of modern life and politics features original lyrics to well-known tunes.

Produced and directed by Vicki Reeder, the retrospective features one popular song from each of the 19 Follies shows, along with past performers. Songs include “The Hurry for the Best Parking Spot,” “Dough-Ray-Me,” “Mac’s Tea Room,” “At the Broker’s” and “Old 280.” Roy Lave, John Sylvester and Reeder serve as masters of ceremonies.

“It has been such a treat to revisit parodies written nearly two decades ago and realize how relevant the topics still are,” Reeder said. “People continue to be in a tizzy about parking, housing, the changes to the downtown village, and politicians and celebrities continue to behave badly.”

Looking toward next fall’s Follies, Reeder said, “We’re already putting new songs in our Follies file folder as the current crop of fools in the news are providing delightful fodder for the 20th Follies gala set for Oct. 3, 4 and 5.”

Tickets are $50, $70 for preferred seating. Admission includes a preshow reception at 4 p.m. and one following the performance.

For reservations and more information, call 941-0551 or visit losaltosstage.org.

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