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PG&E Power Outages Affect Thousands

Thousands of people across the Greater Bay Area experienced electrical outages today, with more than 10,800 customers in Santa Clara County and more than 7,000 customers in Santa Cruz County losing power, according to the utility. The Santa Cruz County …


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Historic house reopening to the public

After Josephine Grant McCreery bought out her siblings’ interest in a property in the Mt. Hamilton foothills, she lived in its main house until she died in 1972. When she died, according to her will, Save the Redwoods League got …


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Special Games draws hundreds to West Valley College

A tradition that started more than 40 years ago is back up and running. After being put on pause during the pandemic, the 42nd Annual Kiwanis Special Games featured more than 600 children of varying ability levels at West Valley …


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Child sex crimes case put on hold for Los Gatos kosher baker

The criminal case against a man who ran a kosher bakery in Los Gatos and is accused of several child sex offenses has been paused as the court decides if he’s mentally fit to stand trial. Ali Asghar Shemirani has …


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Town re-ups with TruePoint on Community Development software subscriptions

The Town Council on May 17 unanimously voted to approve a sole-sourced $104,605 contract with software company TruePoint Solutions DigEplan (LCT Software) to provide services to the Community Development Department over the next five years. According to staff the funds …


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Teenaged organizer of California’s first Starbucks unions eyes Assembly seat

Union organizer Joe Thompson is fresh off the May 11 news that his push to unionize the first Starbucks stores in California—something that seemed unlikely just a few years ago—was successful. The 19-year-old, who’s running for Assembly District 28, says …


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Parents pulling out all the stops for LGHS Grad Night 2022

About 150 parents have been toiling away on plans for the carnival set to be unveiled at Los Gatos High School to send seniors off into the wider world in style. The Class of 2022 Grad Night committee has about …


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Officials begin mailing ballots for June election

Election officials in Santa Clara County on May 9 began mailing ballots for the June 7 primary to the county’s one million registered voters, who will cast 2022's first ballots in local and state races and on some ballot measures. …


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From a Los Gatos garage to winning a $30M spy plane contract with the Navy

When the Department of Defense announced in January it was turning to a small Los Gatos company to provide hardware and handle tech support for a Navy aircraft used for maritime surveillance, it was a badge of honor for a …


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Nature Center Reopening at Vasona Lake

The Youth Science Institute Nature Center is set for a grand reopening on May 28 from 11am to 1pm. The public is invited to explore the new nature dioramas depicting the wildlife community living along Los Gatos Creek as it …


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Man approaches house covered in blanket; skaters reported for riding while laying down on their boards (Police Blotter, April 24-30)

From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of April 24-30, 2022. April 24 • A man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and obstructing an officer on Bachman and University avenues …


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Q&A: VITAS Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer on end-of-life care planning

Los Gatos has been intensely focused on surveying its population and making plans for the days to come, whether that's through the General Plan update that's underway, the community survey released this week at Council or the study of senior …