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June 2, 2023
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Local dancers playing memorable roles in South Bay-reimagined ‘Nutcracker’

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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....

Hundreds attend Los Gatos’ Holiday Tree Lighting on 99th anniversary of debut (GALLERY)

Heavy rains are a rarity in Los Gatos, but last week saw the community get quite the natural wash. And it put a serious damper on holiday shopping. But by Friday evening, no more droplets were falling—though it was still wet and cool—and hundreds turned...

Parade’s grand marshals are community icons

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Wearing his trademark Stetson hat, George Shannon grabs a doughnut in the Billy Jones “Wildcat” Railroad workroom, jawing with the many volunteers who keep the Oak Meadow Park attraction safe for children. Shannon says he’s been a railroad volunteer for 20 years but people who...

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...

Holiday Tree Lighting at Plaza Park date approaching (calendar)

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CALENDAR Holiday Tree Lighting The Annual Los Gatos Holiday Tree Lighting is scheduled for Dec. 2 at Plaza Park beginning at 5pm. For information, visit losgatosca.gov/2510/Tree-Lighting. Christmas/Holidays Parade Los Gatos Lions, LGS Recreation and Los Gatos High School present the 66th Annual Los Gatos Children's Christmas/Holidays Parade on...


Premier Theater
The imminent reopening of the Los Gatos Theater is the perfect time to take a look back at the history of this major downtown site. The Los Gatos Canning Company occupied most of the block for 30 years before the construction of a movie theater....

Heritage Theatre announces new season

Big Head Todd
Tickets are now on sale for Heritage Theatre’s 2022-2023 season, which opens Nov. 6. Blues-rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters kicks off the season. The Colorado quartet—Todd Park Mohr (vocals, guitar, keys, sax, harmonica), Brian Nevin (drums, percussion), Rob Squires (bass, vocals), and...

Turkish actress selects Los Gatos as base for Californian adventure

Yasemin Hadivent
Yasemin Hadivent strode confidently up West Main Street in Los Gatos, rocking a colorful, comfy coat she’d picked up while at a shop in Italy, her bright green eyes full of optimism and wonder. Just a few weeks ago, the Turkish tabloids were abuzz with...

Peninsula Symphony—feat. Natasha Paremski—to perform Mendelssohn + Rachmaninoff (Calendar)

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This week's Calendar features an orchestral opportunity, a chance to fight breast cancer and a potential jazzy encounter. Peninsula Symphony Orchestra Pianist Natasha Paremski, performs with the Peninsula Symphony in a program of works including Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Mendelssohn’s Overture for Winds, and Rachmaninoff’s...