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September 26, 2023
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Singing group marks 65 years

Entering Nordahl Hall in Los Gatos on a Tuesday night, you’ll most likely be greeted with the sound of harmonizing voices working together to create beautiful music. Women fill the rafters, possibly waving colorful flags around as a part of their warm up, dancing...

Beggar’s Opera to perform at The Cats on Friday

Beggar's Opera
The Cats is open again and the music is back with Beggar’s Opera performing July 21 from 6:30-9:30pm. And guess what? There's no cover charge. Beggar's Opera consists of Debra and Mark Harville, Tom Siebenthal and Robert Stemplinger performing many tunes from Eric Clapton, Van Morrison,...

West Valley Youth Theater rocking its way through summer season

The Lightning Thief opening night curtain call
As the beaming cast of The Lightning Thief returned to the stage to take a bow on Thursday night after their performance, it was clear West Valley Youth Theater's summer 2023 season was in full swing. The line-up includes four full-scale productions: Disney’s The...

Local student debuts film on dangers of fentanyl

film cover
Los Gatos High School junior Kyle Angelo Santoro will debut his film, “Fentanyl High: The Truth Behind the High School Epidemic,” with a panel discussion and screening on May 16. “Fentanyl High” is a documentary for the high school communities of the Bay Area, researched...

‘Femme Takeover’ mini-festival on tap at Lupin Lodge this weekend

community festival
Jordan Lipaz started out producing events and makeshift gatherings for small crowds alongside a “rotating cast of characters” at homes, open spaces and ranches around the region. The founder of Lit N’ Loud Productions is now working alongside his business partner—operations and logistics wiz Shane...

DJs launch new music series at Charley’s LG

neumonic late night sessions DJ
It was midday on Tuesday and Santa Cruz resident Jordan Lipaz, 27, the co-founder of Lit n’ Loud Productions, was once again scrutinizing the logo to be printed on unique merchandise for an upcoming show he’s organizing in Los Gatos. Lipaz—aka Lapositive—had been going back-and-forth...

Town seats new mayor, vice mayor and Council member

Vice Mayor Mary Badame
Vice Mayor Maria Ristow became mayor, and Councilmember Mary Badame vice mayor, during the Dec. 13 Council meeting, while Rob Moore was sworn in for the first time and Rob Rennie started his next term. The evening also marked an end to Marico Sayoc’s tenure...

Los Gatos Ballet to perform ‘Nutcracker’ at McAfee Performing Arts Center in Saratoga; Fantasy of Lights continues (Calendar)

Los Gatos Ballet
CALENDAR for the week of Dec. 14-20. ‘Nutcracker’ Los Gatos Ballet will bring its performance of “Nutcracker” on Dec. 20-22 at 7pm at McAfee Performing Arts Center, 20300 Herriman Ave. in Saratoga. For information and tickets, visit losgatosballet.org/nutcracker. Fantasy of Lights  Fantasy of Lights Drive-thru tickets are on...

Local dancers playing memorable roles in South Bay-reimagined ‘Nutcracker’

Saratoga ballet student
Two local dancers are honing their moves to get ready for the upcoming “The San Jose Nutcracker” production, which reimagines the Pyotr Tchaikovsky classic amid the Saratoga and Los Gatos hills. Grace Wu, a 12-year-old Saratoga resident, told the Los Gatan she’s excited to portray...

Holidays Parade drenched in rain, smiles and optimism (GALLERY)

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The rain returned in earnest Saturday, but the 66th Annual Los Gatos Children’s Christmas & Holidays Parade went ahead as scheduled. And what a spectacle it was. “It’s fun,” said Eret Cresta, a 16-year-old Los Gatos High junior who was keeping dry under a tent....