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February 6, 2023
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Local Scene: Water drill, Scares for Cares results

Los Gatos Calvary Church Los Gatos/Monte Sereno CERT drill
Scares for Cares raises nearly $15K A youth-run spooky film festival shattered its $10,000 fundraising goal by raising $14,975 this year.  Created by brother-sister team Nolan and Quinn Harr, Scares for Cares encouraged youth to get creative and film hair-raising short films each October. Viewers voted...

Philanthropists give biggest donation ever to Los Gatos art institution

NuMu donation pair
New Museum Los Gatos announced July 11 that it received an unprecedented $1 million gift—the largest donation in the history of the organization.  The gift was made by Los Gatos philanthropists and longtime NUMU supporters Mike and Alyce Parsons.  The donation will establish the “Mike and...

Local Scene: Police academy; road work underway

los gatos monte sereno police department
Academy provides public with inside look at police department The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department is presenting its first Community Police Academy. This is an opportunity for the public to participate in a 10-week program designed to provide an inside look at local law enforcement.   During academy...

Local Scene: Nature Center reopening; school officials honored

Youth Science Institute Nature Center Vasona Park
Nature Center prepares for reopening The Youth Science Institute Nature Center is set for a grand reopening on May 28 from 11am to 1pm. The public is invited to explore the new nature dioramas depicting the wildlife community living along Los Gatos Creek as it flows...

Jewish K-8 day school welcomes new head

New Jewish teacher and wife
Tzachi Rechter has been named Head of School of Los Gatos’ Yavneh Day School. The board of trustees announced the news Aug. 12. He will succeed Cindy Schlesinger, the school’s previous leader, and Sarah Munson, who’s been serving as Interim Head of School. “Over the course of...

Jazz on the Plazz organizers sound-off at series launch

Jazz on the Plazz musicians
Teri Hope and Jonathan Knowles, the organizers of Jazz on the Plazz, were clearly thrilled to welcome Los Gatos residents and visitors to the first edition of the Jazz on the Plazz series, which this year is honoring one of the greats while investing...

Sip wine downtown; students named to President’s List; local shines out in Charleston

los gatos wine walk 2021
Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce’s Wine Walk returns to downtown on Oct. 2 from 1-4pm. Attendees can sip tastings from more than two dozen local wineries, as well as try food samples from local establishments. Must be 21 or older to participate. Admission is $50 per person....

Local Scene: Prevent fires on Thanksgiving; General Plan commenting period reopen

Prevent fires and injuries this Thanksgiving With Thanksgiving near, Cal Fire is warning residents about the many dangers that the holiday can pose. Thanksgiving remains the leading day for home cooking fires with three times as many cooking fires as an average day, according to statistics...

Community in line for millions of dollars, including for Spooky Knoll Trail Project, education resources, Saratoga path

Saratoga Musician
Anna G. Eshoo, Los Gatos' voice in the House of Representatives, said yesterday the community is in line for millions of dollars for local projects, after they made the cut as part of $21.4 million in federal funds that could be headed to the...

Anyone want to own a three Michelin star restaurant?

departing composite
Chef David Kinch announced this morning that he’s leaving Los Gatos’ acclaimed Manresa restaurant and soliciting bids for the business and the real estate. Post-pandemic economic realities have put tremendous pressure on high-ticket restaurants, with rising food costs and staff shortages. He’ll wrap up his more...