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4 children reported for playing with a lighter at creek on Escobar Ave (Police Blotter, Sept. 18-24)

Police Blotter for the week of Sept. 18-24, 2022. Sept. 18 • A woman was arrested for being in possession of an open container of alcohol while driving on Los Gatos Boulevard and Walker Street at 1:20am. • A caller …


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Hercules Draft House and Cantina opens

After a few years working at Shepherd & Sims, Beltran Reyes, 36, says he’s excited to launch a restaurant in the Los Gatos space where Flights used to occupy. While his previous employer offered American cuisine, Hercules Draft House and …


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Woman arrested after displaying imitation firearm; rock thrown through vehicle window (Police Blotter, Sept. 11-16)

From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of Sept. 11-16. Sept. 11 • A caller reported loud music coming from a house on Ridgecrest Avenue at 12:11am. • Someone threw a rock through a …


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Campbell resident gearing up for role in ‘Company’

Kimberly Kay, 47, says ever since she jumped into the dramatic arts while a student at Alta Vista Elementary School in Los Gatos, theater has been a constant in her life. The Campbell resident is now gearing up to play …


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Saratoga HS alumna organizing run to fund ovarian cancer research

Sarah Hawkins, 42, says growing up her parents were always supportive, as they moved from Carmel to Monte Sereno—and then Los Gatos, when she was a teenager. The Saratoga High School graduate says it was no different when she got …


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Candidates Boycott Political Forum

Two Council candidates—Mayor Rob Rennie and Rob Moore—boycotted a forum hosted Sept. 13 by the Los Gatos Community Alliance, an organization which has been helping others on the ballot. A third, Planning Commissioner Reza Tavana, told organizers he was too …


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County approves wildfire protection drones

In an effort to address California's growing problems with wildfires, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 13 to allocate more funds for fire resources, including a drone fire detection program.   Supervisors unanimously approved a referral that funds …


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Santa Clara County rescinds vaccination order for workers in high risk settings

Workers at Santa Clara County health care and long-term care facilities, homeless shelters and prisons will no longer be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 after the county's health officer on Sept. 12 rescinded a health order mandating that they …


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Los Gatos chocolate brand teams up with San Diego tea purveyors

Chocolatier Michiko Marron-Kibbey, the owner of Los Gatos shop Deux Cranes, says she's enjoyed following how San Diego-based Amy Troung and Lani Gobaleza have operated their brand PARU Tea over the years. And now, for the month of October, Marron-Kibbey …


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Ecstatic dance company back in-person with Los Gatos events

A boutique Bay Area "ecstatic dance" company is emerging from the pandemic with a series of in-person events in Los Gatos and the surrounding region. ALIXIR DANCE, an Oakland-based wellness brand focused on using free-form movement to build community, has …


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Driver throws lunch out of vehicle window; $7,000 worth of merchandise stolen (Police Blotter, Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2022. Aug. 28 • A caller reported they were awoken by “loud talking” on More Avenue at 2:03am, and wanted police to ask …


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Therapy Dogs Pay Visit to High School

Emotional support dogs from the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department and the nonprofit Canine Companions joined high schoolers for lunch on Los Gatos High School’s front lawn, Aug. 24. Organizer Esha Bagora, a junior at the school, said the idea …


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Police blotter for the week of Aug. 14-20

Police Blotter Aug. 14 • A vehicle, which had its keys inside, was reported stolen on Edelen Avenue. • A stolen vehicle was recovered on University Avenue. • A man was arrested for driving with an open container of alcohol …


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Farmers Insurance extends CZU claim deadline for resident

It was on Aug. 11 that 69-year-old Lexington Hills resident Sidney French reached out to Farmers Insurance to gain more information about the “Additional Living Expense” coverage on her home insurance policy. That’s the section that’s meant to help customers …


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Resident: Sluggish permit process delays wildfire-mitigation plan

Heather Kelley counted 15 days the power was out last August, up at her place that’s perched atop the Santa Cruz Mountains along Skyline Boulevard. “It makes our life just a living hell up here,” she said. “It’s absolutely terrifying.” …


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Local Scene: Bakery celebrates 25th; new businesses open

Bakery celebrates 25th with free cakes Nothing Bundt Cakes is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a cake giveaway. On Sept. 1, the first 250 guests at the bakery, 421 N. Santa Cruz Ave. in Los Gatos, will receive a free …


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Jeff Barnett tapped to lead The Agency’s local office

Global real estate brokerage The Agency announced seasoned real estate professional Jeff Barnett has joined the firm as managing director, tapped to lead the brokerage’s expansion into the Los Gatos market as it continues to grow its network of offices …


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Humanitarian Loses Fight with ALS

Doug McNeil was a vibrant Monte Sereno resident who helped bring solar lighting to thousands of youths across the globe. He died July 31 after a five-year battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Professionally, McNeil was an …


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Los Gatos Concert Association celebrates 75th season

The Los Gatos Concert Association has been bringing world-class entertainers to town for 75 years but that legacy is in danger as the association seeks to rebuild its pre-Covid audience. The nonprofit organization was established in 1947 as the Los …


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@ LG’s Library: Conversation between Gary Singh (Metro SV’s urban explorer) and author Dr. Rudy Rucker

You may have recently devoured his 2022 San Jose Jazz Summerfest round-up, enjoyed learning about the "ambient and dissonant sounds" of the "Industrial Triangle," or the Hidden History of Lincoln Avenue, but now fans of writer Gary Singh—a columnist for …