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Urban Vibrancy Institute partners will be hosting more Downtown San Jose block parties in 2024
The 2023 block parties in Downtown San Jose were a lot of fun and highlighted underutilized neighborhoods. Some like Fountain Alley have a number of new restaurants worth checking out.Now the Urba...
Gilroy Historical Society
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From The Mercury News...
From Los Gatan...
California’s Department of Housing and Community Development seemed on the verge of approving Los Gatos’ residential plan when the backpedaling began.
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.
Kelly-Moore Paints, a household word for the past 78 years in residential and commercial paint, has abruptly closed.
The Los Gatos Town Council rejected an appeal by a neighbor opposed to a proposed lot adjustment on a Los Robles Way property.
From San Jose Spotlight...
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.
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.
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.
The planning commission stepped in to mediate a neighbor dispute about a fence.
Mobile phone with product website of American weapon producer Axon Enterprise on screen with business logo.
Councilmember Rob Moore tried to steer a discussion about taxing residents toward asking large businesses such as Netflix to pay more in taxes.
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.
From Silicon Valley Voice...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CSM Investments, LLC plans to convert the United States Post Office building in downtown Los Gatos into a mixed-use development with housing.
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.
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.
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 [...]
Town Council Special Meeting - Strategic Priorities
Interim Community Center - Community Meeting
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission Meeting
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission
Town Council Meeting
Community Health and Senior Services Meeting - CANCELLED
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