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December 2, 2022
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Officers recognized for saving lives, nabbing thieves

Police officers and civilians were honored for going above the call of duty during an official luncheon attended by more than 100 people on Oct. 6. The Los Gatos Monte-Sereno Police Foundation event, held at the History Club of Los Gatos, bestowed accolades for recovering...

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...

Campbell native builds on Seabees’ 80-year legacy

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Since 1942, sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Construction Force have been building and fighting around the world. Construction Apprentice Felicia Elms, a Campbell native, is one of those sailors. “I hope to be a good example to my daughters by being in the Navy,”...

Koons Ruins treats visitors to satirical story of the James estate; Vine-to-Wine event to celebrate harvest

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Artist provides satirical take on fine art world In “Koons Ruins at the James Estate” at New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) (on view through Nov. 27), Bay Area artist Kathy Aoki provides humorous relief from the “art market tyranny” of artist Jeff Koons with her...

Toll House Hotel officials excited for Italian restaurant secret to get out

hotel officials outdoors
At a public forum last month, when asked about the Town’s financial outlook, Mayor Rob Rennie acknowledged concerns, noting revenue from local hotels had only recovered to about half of pre-pandemic levels. But with the opening of a new fine dining restaurant at the Toll...

Los Gatos’ polygonal mountain lion entrance sign inspired by calligraphy

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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...

Hercules Draft House and Cantina opens

Reyes with his family
After a few years working at Shepherd & Sims, Beltran Reyes, 36, says he’s excited to launch a restaurant in the Los Gatos space where Flights used to occupy. While his previous employer offered American cuisine, Hercules Draft House and Cantina, where he’s one of...

Campbell resident gearing up for role in ‘Company’

Kimberly Kay in Spamalot
Kimberly Kay, 47, says ever since she jumped into the dramatic arts while a student at Alta Vista Elementary School in Los Gatos, theater has been a constant in her life. The Campbell resident is now gearing up to play Susan in South Bay Musical...

Saratoga HS alumna organizing run to fund ovarian cancer research

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Sarah Hawkins, 42, says growing up her parents were always supportive, as they moved from Carmel to Monte Sereno—and then Los Gatos, when she was a teenager. The Saratoga High School graduate says it was no different when she got pregnant with her first child;...

Los Gatos chocolate brand teams up with San Diego tea purveyors

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Chocolatier Michiko Marron-Kibbey, the owner of Los Gatos shop Deux Cranes, says she's enjoyed following how San Diego-based Amy Troung and Lani Gobaleza have operated their brand PARU Tea over the years. And now, for the month of October, Marron-Kibbey is rolling out a collab...

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