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01/26/2023

The Bay Area Congressional delegation—Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-18), Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-16) and Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)—wrote to President Joe Biden on Jan. 19 to request that relief for Santa Clara County be included in the …

01/26/2023

For her first legislative move since being elected to the California Assembly, Los Gatos' representative, Gail Pellerin, chose to advance the interests of people who'd rather not declare themselves as part of one of the teams in our de facto …

01/18/2023

While it wasn’t as scathing as it could have been, the long-awaited review from California's top housing agency found Los Gatos’ Draft Housing Element does not pass muster, as its strides toward addressing the income and racial disparities don’t go …

01/18/2023

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently approved a plan aimed at improving emergency response planning and communication in the Loma Prieta area of the Santa Cruz Mountains, a community that straddles the Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County …

01/18/2023

With seemingly constant rain storms pummeling the South Bay so far this winter, a federal drought monitoring program recently downgraded most of Santa Clara County from “Severe” to “Moderate” drought. But local water supply authorities warn that residents and property …

01/18/2023

A Palo Alto teenager was killed in a two-car crash earlier this month in Los Gatos. The crash was reported at 9:52am on Jan. 8 at Blossom Hill and Belgatos roads, police said. Tyler Scheetz, 19, died of his injuries …

01/18/2023

Los Gatos Council held a virtual special meeting that lasted only about 15 minutes on Jan. 10 to ratify a state of emergency declared Jan. 4 by Town Manager Laurel Prevetti. “This was predicated not only on the weather event—the …

01/06/2023

During its last meeting of 2022, Los Gatos Town Council passed a six-figure increase to the amount it will pay to Turbo Data Systems, Inc. for parking permit and ticket processing. In a unanimous vote, Council agreed to up the …

01/06/2023

With a flurry of new laws ready to take effect, the Los Gatan took a look at a handful of the more notable ones, which take on several aspects of criminal justice, health services and firearms.  WALKING A FINE LINE …

12/29/2022

State Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) recently introduced legislation to prevent opioid and fentanyl overdoses and death among California’s youth. Senate Bill (SB) 10, should it be approved and signed into law, would expand statewide prevention and education efforts to …

12/29/2022

New Year’s Eve falls on a Saturday in 2022, providing an extra day to recover before the work week begins. Clubs and venues around Los Gatos and the South Bay have planned accordingly. All events are on Dec. 31, unless …

12/22/2022

A San Jose man has been charged with selling pills containing fentanyl to Los Gatos High School students that caused them to overdose, authorities say. According to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, 23-year-old Simon Armendariz was known around …

12/21/2022

Nonno’s Italian Cafe is the sort of mountain hangout where on a chilly Friday night you’ll hear “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock n’ Roll Band)” by the Moody Blues blaring as bundled-up patrons gather around a fire next …

12/15/2022

LOCAL SCENE for the week of Dec. 14-20, 2022. Town offices closing for holidays Town of Los Gatos administrative offices will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2.  The library will also be closed Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2. Renter input …

12/15/2022

During its regularly scheduled meeting, Dec. 6, Mayor Rob Rennie asked Town Manager Laurel Prevetti for an update on the process to officially acknowledge Los Gatos’ earliest residents. But her response—while delighting some First Nations advocates—left one group in particular …

12/15/2022

A new state law allowed Santa Clara County businesses to donate almost 5 million pounds of food during the first half of 2022, according to a press release from the county.  SB 1383 took effect this year. It requires grocery …

12/15/2022

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department "Police Blotter" for the week of Dec. 4-10, 2022. Dec. 4 • A caller reported six dogs were off their leashes at Bachman Park at 5:04pm. Dec. 5 • A man was arrested for being …

12/15/2022

Santa Clara County officials say there is an “urgent need” for fostering and adopting dogs. The county's Animal Services Center in San Martin is over capacity, and officials there have announced that the public can help by adopting and fostering …

12/06/2022

According to the Marine Toys for Tots organization, its goal is to spread joy and hope to America's less fortunate children at Christmas by collecting and distributing—you guessed it—toys. Now a local company, JAS Interior Designs, has come up with …

12/06/2022

The Santa Clara County Superior Court will discharge the 2022 Civil Grand Jury and impanel 19 new Civil Grand Jury members on Dec. 15, Presiding Judge Theodore C. Zayner said today. The Civil Grand Jury, an arm of the Santa …