Weighing in as the 20th most affluent California city, Saratoga is also one of the most attractive. Heritage trees, a historic downtown, redwood-covered foothills, and landmarks like Hakone Gardens, Villa Montalvo and the Mountain Winery add to its visual appeal.

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City Council

The five-member council meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at 7 p.m. Videos of meetings are available live and archived on the city’s website.

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Planning Commission

The Saratoga Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Ave. Live and archived videos of meetings are available on the city’s website.

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Save the Date for the Annual Blossom Festival!

Family fun at Heritage Orchard on June 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Live music, antique cars, orchard tours, local artists, food trucks, and even a children's petting zoo!
04/18/2024

Celebrate Arbor Day at a Ceremonial Tree Planting

Join the Mayor and Council at a ceremonial planting of a Japanese maple tree on Wednesday, April 24 at 3 pm. at the Saratoga Foothill Club, 20399 Park Place.
04/18/2024

Join the Mayor at the Farmers' Market

Join our Mayor at the Farmers' Market the first Saturday of every month.
01/30/2024

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California Local Pin Marker From The Mercury News...

04/02/2024
The owners of Mountain Winery are seeking to develop a boutique hotel and 255 units of housing on the Saratoga property.

California Local Pin Marker From The Mercury News...

12/10/2023
Yan Zhao, elected to the Saratoga City Council in 2018, served as mayor in 2021. Belal Aftab, who was elected in 2022, was named vice mayor at Saratoga’s annual council reorganization on Dec. 6.

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07/25/2023
Image for display with article titled Assemblymember Announces $1 Million for LGS Recreation

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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06/18/2023
In affluent Saratoga, crime rates sit well below the regional average, yet residential burglaries have been a top concern. A group of residents in the Saratoga Woods neighborhood invested in license plate reader cameras to deter criminals from entering their neighborhood.

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06/09/2023
According to 2020 census data, Saratoga residents’ median age was 50.5, nearly a dozen years older than the nationwide mean of 38.8. As residents age, they face many challenges—and so do the organizations holding their safety net together.
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