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July 24, 2024

Doobie Brothers put legacy of Los Gatos’ Chateau Liberté in lights on Times Square

Doobie Brothers Billboard on Times SquareDoobie Brothers Billboard on Times Square
The legendary Santa Cruz Mountains music venue Chateau Liberté has been further immortalized with the Oct. 1 release of the Doobie Brothers’ 15th studio album, Liberté. Guitarist and band co-founder Patrick Simmons confirmed the obvious reference to an I Heart Radio audience on the album’s...

Hercules Draft House and Cantina opens

Reyes with his family
After a few years working at Shepherd & Sims, Beltran Reyes, 36, says he’s excited to launch a restaurant in the Los Gatos space where Flights used to occupy. While his previous employer offered American cuisine, Hercules Draft House and Cantina, where he’s one of...

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...

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...

First Buyer at North 40 is Relishing Her Triumphant Return to Los Gatos

Mary at Home
She used to live just up the road, but was forced to leave Los Gatos by circumstance. But now, Mary McLean, 55, has returned triumphantly.  She played a guessing game with this reporter, during the recent Chamber of Commerce Wine Walk. The rhetorical question: “Who was...

COMING SOON: Town on verge of handing theater keys to CineLux

Interior of the Los Gatos Theater (main area)
Paul Gunsky navigates his way around the boxes stacked up next to the concession booth inside Los Gatos’ classic theater building. The CineLux CEO—who jokingly refers to his title as “head popcorn popper”—has been crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s as his company edges...

New Italian eatery earns early accolade with write-up in prestigious Michelin guide

ASA restaurant team
It’s the Friday afternoon before Valentine’s Day when Asa Los Gatos proprietor Andrew Welch gets a surprise phone call. “I think we might have an oyster problem,” he reveals to business partner Sara Scroggins, after some unwelcome news. “The storms really hit the farms we...

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...

“Meet Chief Jamie Field” (Photo Gallery)

Jamie Field police chief
The posh La Rinconada Country Club was the site of a dress-up meet-and-greet with Los Gatos' new top cop, who recently marked 100 days in the role. The public safety-focused gathering was put on by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation. Attendees were given a...

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...

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