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June 2, 2023
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Sold-out Spring Wine Walk featured more than 30 local producers (photo)

Wine Walk photo
Bill and Doris Cooper of Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga pour wine for attendees of the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Wine Walk on April 22. The sold-out event featured more than 32 wineries stationed at various businesses throughout downtown. Credit: Arnold Breit

Women gather to prepare layette care packages for newborn babies

In the lead-up to Easter, local women gathered to package diapers, bibs and baby food for newborns, as part of the 20th Annual Lenten Layette event at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Los Gatos, March 30. Since 2003, St. Mary’s has celebrated new...

County animal shelter needs volunteers to foster kittens

kitten and girl
The Santa Clara County Animal Services Center is seeking volunteers to foster kittens in their homes until the animals are old enough to be adopted. Every year, beginning in the spring, the San Martin shelter receives roughly 1,500 kittens that require plenty of TLC until...

LGHS senior wins poster comp; El Camino offering at-home Covid-19 tests; Hwy 17 lane closures continue

art comp winner photo
Los Gatos High School senior Mia Bradbury was selected as the Graphic Design WeTip Poster Design winner, a competition held to promote the district’s anonymous and confidential reporting service, WeTip.  Bradbury unveiled her winning posters at the March 28 board meeting, where she received a...

Summit League sets date for Day in the Garden; LGHS Hall of Famers announced; new Vitality Bowls owner (Local Scene)

summit league
Summit League announces fundraising event with guest speakers The Summit League will host its biennial fundraising event, “A Day in the Garden with Friends,” at the Villa Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga on June 1.  Guest speaker and award-winning journalist Maria Shriver will be featured in...

ArtNow high school art exhibit opening; pastry chef welcomed back to Manresa Bread; Tibetan calligrapher to lead meditation day

Sprouting Pansies by Liam Matthiasson
Manresa Bread founder Avery Ruzicka recently welcomed back Manresa alumna Stephanie Prida as executive pastry chef. Manresa Bread’s growing expansion presents an opportunity to increase leadership roles and product development, and Ruzicka was quick to tap Prida to return to her native California. Prida will...

St. Patrick’s Day event revival draws hundreds for festive street party

St. Paddy's Day partiers
As the St. Patrick’s Day party unfolded around him at Town Plaza Park, March 17, Scott Travis, 7, of Saratoga was certainly having a blast. He even let the Los Gatan in on his secret technique for the bean bag toss. “I grab it—pretty much the...

Final Chamber Gala with Somers at helm honors restaurateur David Kinch (PHOTO GALLERY)

The Cave
The magical moment in the stone “cave” passageway at Testarossa Winery was emblematic of the exquisite sensory experience that was this year’s annual Chamber of Commerce dinner, held March 9, the last with Executive Director Catherine Somers at the helm. Fashionably-attired guests stood in the...

YMCA recognizes LGHS English teacher; famous pianist to play benefit show in Saratoga (local scene)

Annameekee Hesik
From the (organization formerly known as the) Young Men's Christian Association honoring a local high school teacher, to champagne, chocolate and a famous ivory-tickler planning an event to support an area football club, to students making the grade elsewhere, this week's LOCAL SCENE is...

Belmont University honors locals; Holocaust survivor to speak at Yavneh Day School; Silicon Valley reads celebrates 20-year anniversary (local scene)

Joan Sparks presentation Jan 24 2023
LOCAL SCENE - Here's a round-up of some local happenings that recently occurred or are on tap for the days ahead... Holocaust survivor to speak in Los Gatos Yavneh Day School, 14855 Oka Road, Suite 100 in Los Gatos, is hosting a talk with Yetta Kane,...