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May 13, 2022

LGHS alum looking forward to first on-stage performance since lockdown

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Braden Taylor, now 38, made an early performing arts splash. In a Daves Avenue Elementary School performance of “Alice in Wonderland,” he was part of the ensemble scenery. Then, he played a reporter when the school put on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” the following...

Easter season volunteer drive collects donations for new mothers

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An interfaith group collected $600 in gift cards, along with a range of baby items to donate to new mothers in the lead-up to Easter. A Los Gatos Catholic congregation, St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception, has been organizing the drive since 2003, and has...

Local Scene: Food delivery service expands; sidewalk work begins around town

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Local food delivery service expands Locale, a food delivery company with a focus on local restaurants and farms, announced that a pair of Los Angeles restaurants have joined its service. Locale is the brainchild of Los Gatos natives and recent college graduates Chris Clark and Jonathan...

Guest View: Many unanswered questions surrounding artificial turf

There are drought-tolerant, warm season turf grasses that are tougher, require less water/maintenance/fertilizer and, if maintained properly, will equal or exceed artificial grass in quality, safety and perhaps usability. Natural grass fields also have many other health and environmental benefits such as providing oxygen,...

Allez! Bay Area Fencing Club opens in Los Gatos

The Bay Area Fencing Club in Los Gatos has two goals: to bring the sport to the masses and provide a platform for those wishing to advance to the highest level.  In Andy Peng, John Wang, Lisa Posthumus and Bogdan Gurinenko, the new fencing center—located...

HORTICULTURE: Deadhead spring bulbs after bloom

Hyacinth both colorful and fragrant.
Fruiting warm season vegetables that are now in season, such as squash, tomatoes and beans, are more abundant with regular harvest. Plants that produce such fruit respond to their natural obligation to generate seed. Deprivation of the fruit that contains their seed stimulates production...

DISCOVER LOST GATOS ‘Los Gatos, CA: Population 90,000’

El Gato Penthouse
With all the controversy surrounding California’s mandated housing bill, let’s take a look back to a time when our very own Town Council considered making an even more draconian move. During the 1960s, downtown businesses were losing customers to the popular new concept of shopping...

Neighbors in the College Hill area take part in fire evacuation drill

On Saturday, April 2, the Town of Los Gatos held a fire evacuation drill for residents in the College Hill neighborhood. The drill was conducted by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department along with volunteers from the Community Emergency Response Team, Disaster Aid Response...

Locals protest against Russia-linked comedian

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When Campbell resident Yulia Shuvkashvili, 32, heard about the April 8 protest in Los Angeles against Nurlan Saburov, a Kazakhstani comedian with ties to a TV channel run by Russian government-owned Gazprom, she figured she’d stage a Bay Area reprise. So on Monday night, along...

How the Palms swayed its way through the pandemic

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While Tuesday is frequently a day off for restaurant industry workers, April 5 was actually quite a hectic one for Tony Loeffler, general manager of the Palms restaurant. The day’s schedule included deep cleaning in the kitchen, and manifesting an Easter buffet brunch—among myriad other...

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