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December 2, 2022
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Local Scene: Los Gatos officials tell residents to prep for traffic heading towards the Pacific

surfer on wave
Here are an assortment of items that made their way across the Los Gatan's desk this week highlighting the goings-on around town—and beyond... Meeting set on Highway 17 bridge project The Town of Los Gatos will host an online community meeting on June 29 at 6pm...

Council OKs $136K Rec Center flooring renovation

Adult Rec Center
It came with a price tag Councilmember Matthew Hudes at first said looked “out of balance,” but in the end the flooring rework slated for the Adult Recreation Center was approved unanimously. At the Sept. 21 town council meeting, Hudes pulled the item from the...

Dancing like a whirling dervish to ring in her 70th (GALLERY)

When Teri Hope, the owner of Los Gatos Roasting Co., plans a groovy gathering on the cusp of a milestone year, Los Gatos takes note. There was certainly plenty of love to go around at the hippie-themed 70th birthday party she threw for herself at...

Los Gatos Little League, town celebrate a glorious Opening Day

One could feel the excitement as families and players started to filter into Baggerly Field on March 12 to celebrate Los Gatos Little League’s first Opening Day since 2019. The ceremony was canceled in March 2020 due to the pandemic as well as in...

The Merry Trombones Blast Out the Holiday Cheer

The Merry Trombones
With so many strange twists and turns to 2021, it was nice to stop by Town Plaza Park during the holidays to hear a familiar sound—carols played by talented local trombonists. According to manufacturer Yamaha, the instrument was likely invented in the 15th Century. It...

Youth horror film fest raises money for Children’s Hospital

scary movies for a good cause
Local youth are reaching out to aspiring movie-makers across town as they launch the second-annual Scares for Cares Movie Event to raise money for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. The idea is to help those going through a hard time by scaring people’s pants off...

Festival pairs opportunity with wine

After all the craft sales, beer sipping and classic rock dancing, organizers of the Fiesta de Artes festival announced that they had successfully funded another year of Turnaround Scholarships. And while sponsorships dipped from previous years, quick action by volunteers resulted in a big increase...

Local Scene: Nature Center reopening; school officials honored

Youth Science Institute Nature Center Vasona Park
Nature Center prepares for reopening The Youth Science Institute Nature Center is set for a grand reopening on May 28 from 11am to 1pm. The public is invited to explore the new nature dioramas depicting the wildlife community living along Los Gatos Creek as it flows...

Article inspires generational transfer of musical instrument

Boy must grow into this accordion
When Virginia Primon was a shy teenager in the 1950s, playing accordion was something that got her onto a community float, to serenade people along the streets of San Jose during a community parade. After going to college to become a teacher, she just didn’t...

Remembering our Issue 1 launch, on the eve of the second (photos + video)

selfie at launch party
Today we are "putting to bed" (as they say in the news biz) our second issue of the Los Gatan newspaper. That means you'll start seeing the second-ever edition of our community newspaper on stands tomorrow. So, what better time to remember how much fun...