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February 28, 2024
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Student wins national award; 9/11 memorial event planned; caregiver conference upcoming (local scene)

Flame of Liberty memorial
Los Gatos student receives national award Los Gatos High School senior Najman Mahbouba was awarded the 2023 Hamilton Scholars Award for his academic accomplishments and community service.  As one of 40 students selected throughout the country, Mahbouba will participate in The Empowerment Program, a five-year leadership...

$2.2M for College of Adaptive Arts; new admin at LGSUHSD; theater major makes Dean’s List at Montclair State (local scene)

College of Adaptive Arts photo
College of the Adaptive Arts receives $2.2M funding boost Senator Dave Cortese joined with leaders of special education on Friday to announce a $2.2 million state investment into the College of the Adaptive Arts (CAA) in Saratoga.  This funding will expand on CAA’s efforts in delivering...

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...

Town closes one lane along Shannon Road as recently-annexed hillside becomes unstable (local scene)

Shannon road closure
Town warns of shifting pavement on Shannon Road A recent shifting of pavement along Shannon Road near Diduca Way and Santa Rosa Drive could create a hazard for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, town officials warned. Residents may have noticed electronic message boards along Shannon Road advising...

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...

Denise Rocchi named new Saratoga Postmaster (local scene)

postmaster headshot
On July 20, Denise Rocchi followed a tradition dating back to 1855 when Levi Millard was the first Postmaster of what was originally called the McCarthysville Post Office before becoming Saratoga Post Office in 1865.  Rocchi raised her right hand to take the official Oath...