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March 26, 2023
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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....

Design pros offering free 15-minute consultations to encourage toy donations

Toys for Tots LG
According to the Marine Toys for Tots organization, its goal is to spread joy and hope to America's less fortunate children at Christmas by collecting and distributing—you guessed it—toys. Now a local company, JAS Interior Designs, has come up with a unique way of...

Red team rides to victory in 2022 Turkey Bowl action

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Town of Los Gatos officials got the ball spinning by arriving at Creekside Sports Park early on Thanksgiving Day to allow organizers to start preparing for the day’s big event—the annual Turkey Bowl. Matt Ober, the National Turkey Bowl League commissioner, entered the astroturf-covered grounds...

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...

Ready for walk-through “Fantasy of Lights” at Vasona Lake? / Loma Prieta emergency planning (Local Scene)

Fantasy of Lights
LOCAL SCENE Fantasy of Lights tickets now on sale Fantasy of Lights is set to open Dec. 3-4 for the Walk-thru event and Dec. 6-30 (closed Dec. 25) for the Drive-thru event at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos. The Drive-thru allows guests to drive by...

Alliance Française Silicon Valley partners with Frenchery and Fabrique Délices for wine party

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LOCAL SCENE Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Los Gatos The Alliance Française Silicon Valley (AFSV), in partnership with Frenchery and Fabrique Délices, announced a Beaujolais Nouveau celebration and fundraising event on Nov. 19 to support Silicon Valley's French cultural center.    Beaujolais Nouveau Day, or Wine Day, is an...

Cloud workers take on cancer

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On the morning of Nov. 9, employees of Xactly Corp., a Software-as-a-Service business based in San Jose, strode into Discovery Shop Los Gatos with purpose. The group of cloud-software company workers had arrived on East Main Street in Los Gatos for a unique but important...

Residents get crash-course on what to do during an earthquake

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Local residents went through a dry-run of how to react to a natural disaster, Saturday, when they were hit with a 7.2 magnitude “earthquake.” The imaginary calamity was organized by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Community Emergency Response Team. The participants were dealing with a faux-quake...

Monte Sereno company helping female farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (local scene)

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This week's LOCAL SCENE features a Monte Sereno company linking up with African women who farm, an inductee into an historic honor society, and an "antique" TV opportunity... Local company partners with international nonprofit to help end extreme poverty Health Bear Food Company of Monte Sereno...