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December 8, 2023
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​​Town holiday tree marks centennial year

Deodora tree
This year will mark the 100th year that the Christmas tree has stood in the Plaza on the corner of West Main Street and Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos. As is customary, the tree will be lit on the first Friday of December,...

Parade Grand Marshal will wear two hats this year

Rick Miller
Rick Miller will be wearing two hats Dec. 2 because he’s doing double duty that day: He’s the chairman of the 67th annual Los Gatos Children’s Christmas/Holidays Parade, plus he’s the parade’s Grand Marshal. Miller has been the parade chairman since 2013, working on the...

Rodents enjoy home gardens

Spring is when most rodents are most active. Although they do not hibernate locally, they are a bit less active through winter.  Their activity increases with warming spring weather. Their progeny increases their population. Assorted fresh vegetation that sustains them is most abundant. Their activity...

Fantasy of Lights turns 25; Fentanyl High screening sells out; Campbell library reno begins (local scene)

fantasy of lights
Santa Clara County Parks celebrates 25 years of Fantasy of Lights Santa Clara County Parks is commemorating the 25th anniversary of Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos. More than 25,000 vehicles are expected to drive through the park for the duration...

The long-lost Interurban Railroad (Discover LOST Gatos)

Trolley promo
For this week's Discover LOST Gatos installment, contributor Alan Feinberg digs into the history of public transit... For as long as I can remember, people have been wondering when (or if) the VTA might extend light rail service to Los Gatos. Imagine how convenient it...

LG Art Association presents juried show; senior living home offering gourmet dining for residents with neurological + physical challenges (local scene)

The Watermark at The Almaden
NUMU holds juried art competition The Los Gatos Art Association (LGAA) presents the juried fine art show: Greater Bay Area Open at New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU). For this exhibition, LGAA invited artists to interpret the theme “Potentiality / Actuality” in their own way. Attracting both...

Local high school string quartet to join the pros

student musicians by the fire
When the touring show “Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown” returns to the Campbell Heritage Theatre on Nov. 17, Prospect (Saratoga) High School String Quartet will join the professional musicians on stage to lend some local talent to this homage to the British...

History Club plans to open up membership to a wider audience

new History Club members
When Emma Jewell packed her bags in Buckinghamshire, England for a new life in Los Gatos, she landed in a whole new world. She wanted to connect with the people around her, while giving back at the same time, and she decided becoming a member...

Creating magic in the lives of children battling cancer

magic yarn project volunteers
More than 390 volunteers made yarn wigs for children battling with cancer and other medical hair loss conditions, as part of the Magic Yarn Project event held Oct. 20-21 in Saratoga. The yarn wigs are not only comfortable on tender bald heads, but allow these...

Defoliation is a messy process

elder leaves
Autumn foliar color eventually gets messy. Actually, any deciduous foliage can become messy during its autumn defoliation. Color is not a prerequisite. Some deciduous foliage remains green through the process. Furthermore, some evergreen foliage contributes to the mess. A few evergreen species shed a...