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February 28, 2024
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Sahr’s Passages: How did a man from a prominent Sierra Leonean family end up homeless in Los Gatos?

Sahr Fania in downtown Los Gatos
He has much in common with other residents of Los Gatos: He’s a veteran who grew up in a family with mining interests overseas. He’ll buy you a cold drink on a hot day. When he’s offered a free beer at the bar he...

James McMurtry takes ‘Los Gatos’ song for a spin at Americana Awards

Nearly a year ago, I was having a drink and editing some video over at the Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn in Davenport, when I met a surfer, up from LA for a weekend trip. When I told him I was working as a reporter for...

Public access station dishing up suds and brats for OktoberFest LG

Oktoberfest LG
Brats, spaetzle and a community "tapping of the keg" are just a few of the items OktoberFest LG menu, as public broadcaster KCAT invites locals and visitors to soak up Germanic cultural activities. The first bellow of "Prost!" is set to kick things off at...

Los Gatos chocolate brand teams up with San Diego tea purveyors

on a pedestal
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 is rolling out a collab...

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

Gary Singh story
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 sister publication Metro Silicon...

Students highlight dangers of fentanyl via art contest (VIDEO)

Santa Clara County has been facing a tragic increase in fatal fentanyl overdoses over the past few years... Too often, youth who buy pain medications off the streets end up with toxic pills that actually has fentanyl mixed in. The synthetic opioid, is like heroin...

Community in line for millions of dollars, including for Spooky Knoll Trail Project, education resources, Saratoga path

Saratoga Musician
Anna G. Eshoo, Los Gatos' voice in the House of Representatives, said yesterday the community is in line for millions of dollars for local projects, after they made the cut as part of $21.4 million in federal funds that could be headed to the...

Town fills trio of leadership roles

Gitta speaking in February
Back in February, Gitta Ungvari delivered the mid-year budget report—letting elected officials know how reclassifying Netflix to an e-commerce platform affected the Town's bottom line and pitching Council on a quarter-million-dollars in extra spending. "The Town must operate within its legally adopted budget," she said,...

Community organizations and citizens invited to apply for Town grants

Town of Los Gatos building
For local groups doing vital work, whether you like it or not, what is possible tends to come down to dollars and cents. And now, there is a fresh opportunity to satisfy the bottom line for organizations and citizens attempting bring a great grassroots ideas...

Thursday Promenades kick off with bands, jugglers (Photo Gallery)

Late Afternoon-Evening Street Festival
Barbara Hinman, 82, just moved to Los Gatos to live with her daughter Karen Shields. Along with hundreds of others, they took to the blocked-off North Santa Cruz Avenue last night to soak up the first in a series of Thursday Promenades. “The music down there...