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December 2, 2022
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RIP Bob Long: Celebration-of-Life Rock Show Saturday for Community “Pillar” Killed by Covid-19

Remembering Bob Long
Los Gatos resident Eric Drew is grieving, because one of his best friends just died. When Rotarian Bob Long was claimed by Covid-19 Aug. 27, he said, Los Gatos lost a key resident. “He was a pillar of the community,” he said of Long, who was...

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...

Chill temperatures on Lupin Lodge’s communal mountain forces clothes for New Year’s bash

The sun had set, the fire outside was crackling, and the homegrown heirloom carrots were almost ready to plate. Dylan Palmer, 30, the event organizer for the New Year’s Eve festivities at Lupin Lodge—the longstanding clothing-optional institution in Los Gatos’ mountains—was scurrying around handling final...

Hillbrook student preps role alongside Broadway actors

Jackson Janssen looking up...
A 10-year-old boy who attends Hillbrook School in Los Gatos is preparing for his first professional role, as part of the upcoming TheatreWorks Silicon Valley production of “Ragtime.” Jackson Janssen says he’s a little bit nervous, but also thrilled to be preparing to play The...

Emerge to Immerse: Founders of new event venue hope to transport guests

Immersive Los Gatos Snap
Opening Oct. 1, “Immersive: Los Gatos” is an aptly named venue offering year-round events at 15 North Santa Cruz Ave. Business partners Donovan Friedman and Alex Hult say the current plan is to host themed dinner shows Monday through Wednesday, pay homage to the...

Garth Brooks’ star power harnessed for Vets Memorial fundraiser

Winning Garth Brooks Tickets - Photo by Drew Penner
Country music fans from around the South Bay descended on Los Gatos Saturday in an attempt to win a coveted place in the audience at an intimate performance by an industry stalwart. Mari Sharp, 52, arrived from east San Jose, in an attempt to accomplish...

Calendar: Hootenanny!, carriage rides, teas + tours

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Ainsley House Holiday Teas and Tours The annual Ainsley House Holiday Teas and Tours will be held from noon to 2pm Dec. 9-12. Guests will be treated to a special Ainsley House tea blend, sparkling cider or champagne, and an assortment of sandwiches and desserts....

Frightful film fest fundraiser has early success

A Camping Tale movie still
A ghastly celluloid extravaganza has reaped bloodcurdlingly impressive results, so far. The youth-led Scares For Cares film fest has attracted a long list of frightening contenders, and just days after launching has already brought in about $3,000 for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. “It’s crazy how...

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...

Wonderful Wine Walk (Photo Gallery)

Wine Walk photo
It was a splendid summer-like afternoon along Los Gatos’ main corridor, Saturday, as hundreds of people poked their heads into cute shops, dabbed bits of bread in artisanal truffle oil and sampled wines from 33 purveyors from around the Bay Area—and beyond. And at the...

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