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September 26, 2023
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Horticulture: Vines are aggressive social climbers

Regardless of how appealing many of them are in home gardens and landscapes, vines are flagrantly exploitative. They rely on shrubbery, trees or anything they can climb on for support. As they reach the tops of their supports, they extend their foliar canopies above....

Remembering Merry Prankster Lee Quarnstrom

RIP Lee Quarnstrom
As a reporter, Lee Quarnstrom worked for numerous publications around the U.S., including the Associated Press, the Register-Pajaronian and The Mercury News. He was also editor of Hustler magazine and a bookseller in Greenwich Village, and traveled with Ken Kesey’s peripatetic Merry Pranksters on...

Kid Dynamite and guided birdwatching walk among Los Gatos-area events on-tap

Western Tanager via Pixabay
Looking for something to do in the coming days? We've got you covered... Live jazz music Live jazz performances at the Tasting House, 3658 Village Lane, take place Fridays and Saturdays from 6-9pm, and Sundays from 11am-2pm. Entertainment at Gardino’s Gardino’s, 51 N. Santa Cruz Ave., features entertainment...

Women gather to prepare layette care packages for newborn babies

In the lead-up to Easter, local women gathered to package diapers, bibs and baby food for newborns, as part of the 20th Annual Lenten Layette event at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Los Gatos, March 30. Since 2003, St. Mary’s has celebrated new...

Jack Kerouac left his light in Los Gatos

Jack Kerouac and Al Hinkle in 1952
Jack Kerouac would stay at my parent's house whenever he was in town, San Francisco or Los Gatos. He would sit in what we would call “Jack’s chair” in the living room of our home in Monte Sereno. I would sit on the couch...

Locals launch supplement business; Civil Grand Jury seeks volunteers; theater major makes Montclair State Dean’s List (Local Scene)

Fuel 4 Ever
This week's "Local Scene" features a pair of Los Gatans aiming to make it big in the supplement game, the civil grand jury putting a call-out for new members and a thespian making the grade... Los Gatos residents launch supplement products Fuel 4 Ever, a family-owned...

Was this the last Promenade ever? (photos)

four locals at the Promenade
Raul Caballero, 49, from San Jose was enjoying the Funky Latin Orchestra’s horns, drums and energetic vocal stylings in the early evening, July 28. The last of 2022’s Promenades was underway, after the seventh was canceled because the money to pay for it dried up. “I’ve...

Martin Scorsese Film Festival arrives at Pruneyard Cinemas

Martin Scorsese
Pruneyard Cinemas in Campbell will host the Martin Scorsese Film Festival beginning Sept. 15, a cinematic celebration that pays homage to the filmmaker’s iconic works.  The festival will present a series of screenings showcasing some of Scorsese's most influential films, culminating in the lead-up to...

Hats off! (Photos)

caps and gowns
Los Gatos High School’s Class of 2022 celebrated their graduation on June 3. From dry grad party plans to studying for finals, the community had been looking forward to this for months. Principal Kevin Buchanan said the school is very proud of graduatesand staff “who have...

Tales of the Town: Sheriffs, Guns & Money

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith
As a young journalist, I was once invited to a meeting with Sheriff Bob Winter at a Los Gatos insurance office. At one point, one of the attendees asked the folksy sheriff if there was anything he could do to help. I remember Winter...