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February 28, 2024
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Congregations come together for Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

They may not have packed a room the way they did in pre-Covid-19 times—when around 1,000 people turned up for the community’s Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service—but the around 125-strong in-person crowd was augmented by additional attendees participating remotely.  Jeffrey Hall, the senior pastor at Los...

Town’s efforts to acknowledge earliest residents fraught with challenges

Lillian Camarena during a ceremony
Earlier this year while tweaking the history section of the Draft General Plan, Los Gatos planning commissioners suggested zooming-out from the previous version, which only told the story of settler expansion, to also share the history of the original inhabitants. What may have seemed, to...

Kids can become little archeologists at Anderson Lake County Park on Coyote Creek Habitat Day

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You'll be able to say "Hello," to a California King Snake named Morticia and dig into Earth's history as part of a special event organized by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. That's because the Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center and the Santa...

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...

“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...

Horticulture: Vines are aggressive social climbers

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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....

Los Gatos’ polygonal mountain lion entrance sign inspired by calligraphy

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Matt Babcock touches the electrostatically-applied powder coating on the aluminum of the mountain lion, showing off the bends of the sculpture he created for Los Gatos’ newest entrance sign. The Seattle artist drew on cubism and calligraphy, he said, explaining he didn’t want the piece...

Town shares holiday hours; renter input sought for housing plan; LG gets first-aid training center (local scene)

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LOCAL SCENE for the week of Dec. 14-20, 2022. Town offices closing for holidays Town of Los Gatos administrative offices will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2.  The library will also be closed Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2. Renter input sought for Housing Element update The Town of Los...

Volunteers to be honored with Seniors of Distinction awards (calendar)

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On Thursday, June 22, the Terraces of Los Gatos will host its 24th Annual Seniors of Distinction award gala. It will start at 3pm with a champagne reception, leading into a 3:45-4:30pm program. The ceremony will honor volunteers for their contributions to the Los Gatos and...

Design pros offering free 15-minute consultations to encourage toy donations

Toys for Tots LG
According to the Marine Toys for Tots organization, its goal is to spread joy and hope to America's less fortunate children at Christmas by collecting and distributing—you guessed it—toys. Now a local company, JAS Interior Designs, has come up with a unique way of...

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