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February 6, 2023
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Bar’s rebirth stirs Los Gatos

Getting Low on the Dancefloor
The Houserockers brought a packed house down as they belted out their rendition of “Shout” by Otis Day and the Knights, along with plenty of other classics, Feb. 26. Venue owner Alex Hult couldn’t have hoped for anything more for his relaunch of the old...

89-year-old local businessman prepares for his 4th trip to the Antarctic

Los Gatos fixture Ed Stahl
When long-time downtown Los Gatos businessman Ed Stahl is asked if he’ll ever retire, he shakes his head no and says, “I’m having too much fun.” Stahl owns Travel Advisors of Los Gatos, which opened at 56 N. Santa Cruz Ave. in 1961. If he’s not...

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...

New firefighters look forward to a life of service

firefighting academy graduates
On Feb. 4, around the corner from weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale campus, as contractors put the finishing touches on a blocky beige dual-hotel complex nearby, and directly across from Chinese search engine Baidu’s Silicon Valley HQ, a group of 13 firefighters were about...

DISCOVER LOST GATOS: Lyndon Heights, a lost landmark

Lyndon Heights house historical photo
With plans underway for a massive redevelopment of the sprawling Los Gatos Meadows complex, I thought it might be interesting to share a brief history of this property. In 1886, workers put the finishing touches on the first structure to occupy the site, a magnificent...

Exhibit depicts work inequality for women

Sawyer Rose exhibit
Sculptor Sawyer Rose uses art to depict the work inequalities that women face in her exhibit, “Carrying Stones,” on display at New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) through Jan. 23, 2022.  Upon installation in May, Rose premiered two new sculptures and two more were added in...

Housing, offices, retail planned for North 40’s Phase II

North 40 old home Los Gatos
Though the developer behind Phase 2 of the North 40 development outlined sweeping changes to prior plans—and outlined a slew of new residential options, including high-density—during last Thursday evening’s Democracy Tent community meeting, it was quite a civil affair. The tone of the meeting was...

Sojourning to Luz Donahue’s inspired world of abstraction

Luz Donahue
In the Winter 2022 issue of BOMB Magazine, Joe Fyfe argues that abstract art emerged out of the desire to tap into more direct approaches to creation.  “The process became the subject matter,” he wrote. “There was seen to be a therapeutic value in the...

‘Brilliant’ businessman who developed swaths of Silicon Valley dies

Condominium and apartment developer John N. Brezzo, who built wide swaths of the Silicon Valley and founded the First Community Housing affordable housing corporation, died on Dec. 4. He was 79. He is survived by his children Susan, 53, Steven, 52, Pietro, 44, and Marley,...

(VIDEO) 20th Anniversary of 9/11 ceremony honored Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham + first responders

doves at 9/11 20th anniversary
"Extraordinary acts on behalf of ordinary people," reads the plaque at the 9/11 Memorial in Los Gatos that commemorates the actions of hometown heroes Todd Beamer and Mark Bingham. They were two of the people responsible for helping bring down Flight 93 in the...

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