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February 28, 2024
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Sempervirens Fund buys Castle Rock Hollow; Merit Scholarship semifinalists revealed; LGHS senior wins film contest (local scene)

Castle Rock
Sempervirens Fund recently announced its purchase of Castle Rock Hollow to preserve the 51-acre property, which shares a boundary with Sempervirens Fund’s former Castle Rock West property that was recently added to Castle Rock State Park in Los Gatos. The Castle Rock Hollow property, acquired...

CHoNC patients visited by performers; ArtNow exhibit honored; poet laureate search

CHoNC visit
Performers visit children’s hospital Young residents at Children’s Healthcare Organization of Northern California (CHoNC) in Campbell, an inpatient facility for severely ill or catastrophically injured children, were treated to live, musical performances on Aug. 9. The performance featured students from Starting Arts, a nonprofit that provides...

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...

Raising a glass to Alamitos Vineyards, named top new winery by USA Today

Alamitos Vineyards
The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley announced that one of its member wineries, Alamitos Vineyards, 23505 Alamitos Road in San Jose, has been voted the Best New Winery Experience in the nation by USA Today. Despite being open less than three years, Alamitos Vineyards has...

Fantasy of Lights turns 25; Fentanyl High screening sells out; Campbell library reno begins (local scene)

fantasy of lights
Santa Clara County Parks celebrates 25 years of Fantasy of Lights Santa Clara County Parks is commemorating the 25th anniversary of Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos. More than 25,000 vehicles are expected to drive through the park for the duration...

Paws-to-Share receives $17,400 therapy dog contract; 4-H’er places second nationally; election workers needed (local scene)

Courtesy of Michaela Auyeung NATIONAL RECOGNITION Michaela Auyeung of Los Gatos is a runner-up for the 2024 4-H Youth in Action Award.
Therapy dog coming to Los Gatos High School The Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Board of Trustees approved a contract on Sept. 26 with Paws-to-Share, an organization that will provide a therapy dog to the Los Gatos High School Wellness Center.  Fully funded through a...

Vine-to-Wine; Adaptive Arts college founder recognized; Sanborn Park cleanup (local scene)

wine get-together
Vine-to-Wine event set for Nov. 4 at Mountain Winery                  The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley will be hosting its third annual event on Nov. 4 from 1-7pm at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga.   Vine-to-Wine celebrates the end of harvest and highlights Santa Clara...

Preventing overdoses; TB clinic opens; funds for student wellness (local scene)

TB bacteria on slide
Public Health receives grant to reduce overdose harm  The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department has been awarded $11,125,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to work with health systems and community partners on drug overdose prevention. Activities will include: • Get more...

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

Girl scouts retire flags; high school district gets 6-figure nutrition grant; College of Adaptive Arts hosting fundraiser (local scene)

girl scouts flag raising
School district awarded for serving healthy meals The Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District was awarded $180,018 through a state and federal grant that recognizes the district’s Food Service department for the nutritional quality of the school meals, practices in the cafeteria, and student and...