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02/15/2024
The Los Gatos Town Council set its priorities for the next two years—including prudent financial management, safety, quality of life and traffic and transportation—at a special council meeting on Feb. 13.

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02/14/2024
Image for display with article titled Los Gatos Makes New Attempt to Fortify Itself Against Multi-Family Housing

California’s Department of Housing and Community Development seemed on the verge of approving Los Gatos’ residential plan when the backpedaling began.

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01/31/2024
Image for display with article titled Los Gatos Pursues Ex-Staffer in Court Over Computer Stolen in Maui

The Town of Los Gatos’ former top engineer WooJae Kim is appealing an order to repay money for a town-issued laptop he reported stolen while in Hawaii.

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01/18/2024
Image for display with article titled Kelly-Moore Paints Shuts Down All Stores

Kelly-Moore Paints, a household word for the past 78 years in residential and commercial paint, has abruptly closed.

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01/18/2024
Image for display with article titled Lot Adjustment Appeal Shot Down After Developer Produces Map from 1927

The Los Gatos Town Council rejected an appeal by a neighbor opposed to a proposed lot adjustment on a Los Robles Way property.

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01/16/2024
A new Los Gatos commission is taking a look into how the town treats people who live and work there, and how it welcomes visitors.

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01/15/2024
Image for display with article titled Los Gatos Agrees to Put $50K Extra into Disability Plan

As the town prepares to bring forward a comprehensive disability infrastructure plan, the council agreed to top its consultant up with an additional $50,000.

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01/11/2024
Image for display with article titled Sextant Strategies & Research Will Not Comment on 16th Congressional District Poll that Omitted Previous Runner-Up

And just days after former Google policy-crafter Ahmed Mostafa decried a poll that mixed his name up with that of a convicted rapist (Ahmad Moustafa), Rishi Kumar, the runner-up in the previous contest for the seat, was questioning why he’d been left off a different survey.

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01/09/2024
Assemblymember Gail Pellerin, who represents District 28, plans to introduce a bill in the coming weeks to ban political advertising materials deceptively altered through AI.

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01/03/2024
Image for display with article titled Town Officials Frustrated as State Continues to Push Them on Housing

Listening to Los Gatos’ elected officials talk about the most recent Housing Element rejection from the Department of Housing and Community Development, one might think the homes ministry had pulled a bait-and-switch.

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01/03/2024
Image for display with article titled Los Gatos Agrees to $800K Body-Cam, Taser Deal with Axon Enterprises

Mobile phone with product website of American weapon producer Axon Enterprise on screen with business logo.

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12/28/2023
Image for display with article titled Tax Targeting Netflix Raised at Los Gatos Town Council Meeting

Councilmember Rob Moore tried to steer a discussion about taxing residents toward asking large businesses such as Netflix to pay more in taxes.

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12/12/2023
Image for display with article titled Mary Badame Named Mayor, Matthew Hudes to Serve as Vice Mayor

Mayor Maria Ristow handed the baton to Mary Badame, who served as vice mayor for the past year, while Council Member Matthew Hudes ascended to the position of vice mayor.

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11/28/2023
Los Gatos took advantage of early miscues by the Wilcox Chargers to the tune of a shocking 28-7 lead after just one quarter.

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11/27/2023
Image for display with article titled State Shoots Down Los Gatos’ Plan to Double Count Units in Housing Document

Los Gatos’ housing plan consultant says the town is “95%” of the way to winning approval from the Department of Housing and Community Development, but a few tweaks may still need to be made, including making the community less exclusive.

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11/15/2023
Image for display with article titled Task Force Arrests 9 for Sex Trafficking

Nine people were arrested, and 18 victims were recovered during a law enforcement operation targeting a Colombian-based sex trafficking operation operating in the South Bay.

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11/15/2023
Image for display with article titled Council Supports Re-Zoning for Homes in Split-Decisions

Los Gatos is among a dwindling number of municipalities in the Bay Area that haven’t been able to get the stamp of approval on their housing element from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

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10/30/2023
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Public commenter Brandye Sweetnam recommended Los Gatos follow the following principles to make things fair for landowners through its exception process: Transparency, Objectivity, Feasibility, Reasonability, Consistency and Timeliness.

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10/30/2023
Image for display with article titled Israel Solidarity Event Draws Overflow Crowd in Los Gatos

Police estimated at least 600 people attended an Israel solidarity gathering at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos, which included an overflow room.

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10/11/2023
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Efforts to build a suite of services to ensure people in this part of Silicon Valley live full and rewarding lives as they age are ramping up, including the establishment of the Los Gatos Foundation for Older Adults to Thrive.

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10/05/2023
Image for display with article titled Councilmember Hudes Decries ‘Self-Flagellating’ Language in Housing Element, Opposes Sending to State

While multiple Housing Element Advisory Board members took issue with some of the more progressive language in the latest draft of the Housing Element, everyone but Councilmember Matthew Hudes ended up voting to make no changes to the document before submitting the residential development plan to the State for review.

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09/14/2023
Image for display with article titled After Legal Threat, Los Gatos Compromises With Gun Lobby

Town Attorney Gabrielle Whelan said the Town Council had discussed a legal threat from the gun lobby, which asked Los Gatos to delay enforcing its concealed carry ordinance.

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08/31/2023
Image for display with article titled Group Says Town Needs to Add More sites to Housing List

The Los Gatos Community Alliance is asking for more properties to be added to—not erased from—the list of sites where residential development is encouraged.

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08/10/2023
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CSM Investments, LLC plans to convert the United States Post Office building in downtown Los Gatos into a mixed-use development with housing.

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07/28/2023
Image for display with article titled County Boosts Senior Services for Los Gatos

A $125,000 grant from Santa Clara County, proposed by Supervisor Joe Simitian, will be used for senior case management and adult day service programs.

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07/25/2023
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Many of the 30 or so people who filed into the community center had no idea what was about to be announced, but one could tell it would be massive.

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07/24/2023
Regulators still haven’t approved Los Gatos’ “housing element”—the state-mandated plan that lays out how towns and cities will help accommodate the state’s affordable housing goals. But builders are still pushing ahead.

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06/01/2023
Image for display with article titled Data shows slight decrease in number of unhoused people

The number of unhoused people counted across Santa Clara County dropped slightly compared to last year, according to preliminary results of the 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) homeless census. The data, released May 30 by the County of Santa Clara and the City of San Jose, shows the overall number of homeless individuals counted this year decreased [...]

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05/17/2023
The Los Gatos Town Council managed to balance next year's budget despite a five-year anticipated deficit. The final budget will be approved in June, and is expected to include cost-cutting measures and spending one-time use funds.
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Town Council Special Meeting - Strategic Priorities

Event date: February 13, 2024 Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PMLocation: Los Gatos, CA 95030
(02/12/2024)

Interim Community Center - Community Meeting

Event date: January 25, 2024 Event Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PMLocation: Adult Recreation Center208 E. Main StreetLos Gatos, CA 95030
(01/16/2024)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission Meeting

Event date: February 8, 2024 Event Time: 05:00 PM - 06:30 PMLocation: Town of Los GatosTown Council ChambersLos Gatos, CA 95030
(01/12/2024)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission

Event date: January 11, 2024 Event Time: 05:00 PM - 06:30 PMLocation: 110 E Main StreetTown Council ChambersLos Gatos, CA 95030
(01/05/2024)

Finance Commission

Event date: January 8, 2024 Event Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PMLocation: 110 E Main StreetTown Council ChambersLos Gatos, CA 95030
(01/05/2024)

Town Council Meeting

Event date: January 16, 2024 Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PMLocation: 110 E. Main StreetTown Council ChambersLos Gatos, CA 95030
(01/05/2024)

Town Council Meeting

Event date: February 20, 2024 Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PMLocation: 110 E. Main StreetTown Council ChambersLos Gatos, CA 95030
(01/05/2024)

Town Council Meeting

Event date: February 6, 2024 Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PMLocation: 110 E. Main StreetTown Council ChambersLos Gatos, CA 95030
(01/05/2024)

Town Council Meeting

Event date: March 5, 2024 Event Time: 07:00 PM - 11:59 PMLocation: 110 E. Main StreetTown Council ChambersLos Gatos, CA 95030
(01/05/2024)

Community Health and Senior Services Meeting - CANCELLED

Event date: December 28, 2023 Event Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PMLocation: Los Gatos, CA 95030
(12/19/2023)
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