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June 2, 2023
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Yarn, needles and a sense of community (photo)

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Michelle Todus (from right), Alison Brunsdon and Serena Yuen participate in a weekly knitting group at the Los Gatos Library. The casual group meets Mondays at 4:30pm. It's open to the public and—good news—is currently accepting new members. Even Bailee, the 6-year-old bernedoodle, joined. And thankfully, sources tell...

Los Gatos-Saratoga UHSD special education teacher honored

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Carlos Lamoso, a teacher in the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District’s post-secondary program, was honored May 15 by the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Special Education Local Plan Area III cohort for his work with special needs students.  In addition, Lamoso’s program, a...

Los Gatos artist presents solo exhibit

Whitney Modern Contemporary Fine Art Gallery presents “Reminisce,” a solo exhibition featuring a new body of work by Los Gatos artist Gordon Smedt. The exhibition will be on view through May 28 at the gallery located at 24 N. Santa Cruz Ave., second floor...

Champagne and plant-based treats all part of the Sisterhood (photo)

plant-based treats
Attendees had a chance to sample a variety of food at the recent garden event, Grow: a Springtime Sisterhood Social & Fundraiser, held at Lisa and Charlie Matar’s home in Monte Sereno on May 7. Invited guests enjoyed tea and champagne, farm fresh plant-based culinary...

Live Oak ribbon cutting planned for June

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CALENDAR Live Oak Adult Day Services ribbon cutting On June 1, the reopening reception of the Live Oak Adult Day Services will be held from 4-6pm, with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Maria Ristow at 5pm. The reception, with light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, will...

Community members test disaster response capabilities

What do you do when a 7.2 magnitude quake tears through the heart of your community? That’s what more than 50 Los Gatos locals had to grapple with on Saturday, as authorities and volunteers gathered for a natural disaster drill. The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police...

Kiwanis hand out scholarships (photo)

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Ten graduating seniors from Los Gatos and Saratoga high schools received $1,500 Turnaround Scholarships at the Los Gatos Kiwanis Club’s annual awards luncheon on May 4. The LGHS recipients are Noah Jung, Sadie Dewhirst, Clare McNamara, Danica Radityo, Olivia Galatea, Dennis Birger, Eowyn Frazer-Newcomb and...

Bloom is bountiful for spring

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Bloom that was delayed by the unusually wintry winter is making up for lost time. Spring bulbs, flowering cherries and deciduous magnolias were amazing. Wisterias and lilacs continue their pastel display within some climates. More flowers bloom during springtime than at any other time...

Local student debuts film on dangers of fentanyl

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Los Gatos High School junior Kyle Angelo Santoro will debut his film, “Fentanyl High: The Truth Behind the High School Epidemic,” with a panel discussion and screening on May 16. “Fentanyl High” is a documentary for the high school communities of the Bay Area, researched...

Art gallery launches ‘(Un)Familiar’ exhibit; County approves funding for seniors; ‘Ramayana!’ returns

NUMU presents (Un)Familiar exhibit New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) announced (Un)Familiar, a group exhibition featuring three Bay Area artists, Jezrael Gandara, Kiana Honarmand and Chelsea Stewart, and guest-curated by Alyssarhaye Graciano, on view June 2-Nov. 5.  (Un)Familiar focuses on biases and assumptions around various stigmas including...