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February 6, 2023
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COMING SOON: Town on verge of handing theater keys to CineLux

Interior of the Los Gatos Theater (main area)
Paul Gunsky navigates his way around the boxes stacked up next to the concession booth inside Los Gatos’ classic theater building. The CineLux CEO—who jokingly refers to his title as “head popcorn popper”—has been crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s as his company edges...

Los Gatos’ polygonal mountain lion entrance sign inspired by calligraphy

artist point to sculpture
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...

Parade’s grand marshals are community icons

parade route
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...

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...

Wine-focused afternoon declared a big success

Pouring White Wine
As the thermometer inched up toward a pleasant 74 degrees Saturday, about 1,000 people descended on the streets of Los Gatos to taste the wares of local vintners, during the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce’s annual Wine Walk. “It was fabulous,” said Chamber Executive Director...

Event benefits annual jazz festival

Kim Nalley as Lady Day
Los Gatos Music & Arts and Linda L. Lester will present “The GALA” for Jazz on the Plazz, featuring renowned vocalist Kim Nalley. The event will take place Sept. 26 from 5-9pm La Estancia Estate, 18000 Overlook Road in Los Gatos. The gala benefits Jazz...

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...

James McMurtry takes ‘Los Gatos’ song for a spin at Americana Awards

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Nearly a year ago, I was having a drink and editing some video over at the Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn in Davenport, when I met a surfer, up from LA for a weekend trip. When I told him I was working as a reporter for...

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...

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...

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