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Discarded ballots returned to voting officials; more missing mail found

On a midday visit to the Sugarloaf Road turn-off, Monday, the Los Gatan discovered another discarded collection of previously-opened mail, just over the edge. It's the same vicinity, just north of Scotts Valley, where about two or three dozen election …


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Alliance Française Silicon Valley partners with Frenchery and Fabrique Délices for wine party

LOCAL SCENE Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Los Gatos The Alliance Française Silicon Valley (AFSV), in partnership with Frenchery and Fabrique Délices, announced a Beaujolais Nouveau celebration and fundraising event on Nov. 19 to support Silicon Valley's French cultural center.    …


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Family who says they need fence to protect against antisemitic violence told to tear it down

A Los Gatos couple who said they needed their six-foot fence in part to protect themselves against antisemitic violence has been told they must tear it down. The Planning Commission unanimously refused to allow an exception to the three-foot-max rule …


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Cloud workers take on cancer

On the morning of Nov. 9, employees of Xactly Corp., a Software-as-a-Service business based in San Jose, strode into Discovery Shop Los Gatos with purpose. The group of cloud-software company workers had arrived on East Main Street in Los Gatos …


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Residents get crash-course on what to do during an earthquake

Local residents went through a dry-run of how to react to a natural disaster, Saturday, when they were hit with a 7.2 magnitude “earthquake.” The imaginary calamity was organized by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Community Emergency Response Team. The participants …


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SB9 rules: Los Gatos introduces permanent lot-split ordinance

The Los Gatos Town Council introduced an ordinance Nov. 1 that would guide the development of lot-split housing, a type of project that’s been mandated by Sacramento in a bid to solve the affordability crisis. The permanent plan to address …


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County outpacing state in new Covid booster uptake

Santa Clara County is outpacing the state in uptake of the omicron-specific Covid-19 booster vaccine across all eligible age groups, the county's top health official said. Roughly one-third of county residents ages 65 and up have received the updated booster …


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Youth egg home on Avery Lane—again; credit card stolen from mailbox (Police Blotter, Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

Police Blotter for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5. From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department. Oct. 30 • A man was arrested for being in possession of unlawful paraphernalia on the 200 block of Los Gatos-Saratoga …


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Rookie candidate Moore soars into first place for Los Gatos Town Council

Rob Moore, the progressive first-time candidate for Los Gatos Town Council, edged ahead of the slow-growth-advocating incumbent Mary Badame to claim first place in early voting results. There are three positions available on Council, as Mayor Rob Rennie was up …


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Pellerin starts strong in Assembly race

Former Santa Cruz County Clerk Gail Pellerin appears poised to become the first woman from Santa Cruz County to hold a seat on the State Assembly, with early returns showing 67.4% of voters supporting her throughout the district. Early results …


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Local Scene: Popular baker rolls out plans for Los Gatos locations

LOCAL SCENE Manresa Bread readies for opening of second Los Gatos location Manresa Bread opened its new flagship location on Oct. 27 while expanding its original location. Founder and co-owner Avery Ruzicka is expected to debut a new concept in …


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Participants of Community Police Academy reach finish line

It was the day after retired Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department Sgt. Tam McCarthy helped lay a long-time cop, John Pernick, to rest. So on Oct. 27, as he gave an address at a much more celebratory gathering—the inaugural Los …