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September 22, 2023
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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,...

Local Scene: Senator visits College of Adaptive Arts; yoga center marks anniversary

dave cortese college of adaptive arts
Cortese tours College of Adaptive Arts On Dec. 2, Senator Dave Cortese, representing Senate District 15, and his wife Pattie took part in a tour of the College of Adaptive Arts campus. College of Adaptive Arts, a 501 c3 non-profit organization, provides a lifelong collegiate experience...

Town shares holiday hours; renter input sought for housing plan; LG gets first-aid training center (local scene)

CPR chest compressions
LOCAL SCENE for the week of Dec. 14-20, 2022. Town offices closing for holidays Town of Los Gatos administrative offices will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2.  The library will also be closed Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2. Renter input sought for Housing Element update The Town of Los...

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....

Hundreds attend Los Gatos’ Holiday Tree Lighting on 99th anniversary of debut (GALLERY)

Heavy rains are a rarity in Los Gatos, but last week saw the community get quite the natural wash. And it put a serious damper on holiday shopping. But by Friday evening, no more droplets were falling—though it was still wet and cool—and hundreds turned...

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...