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LOCAL SCENE: Compass exec Shawna Borg joins Christie’s team

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From educational achievements to a prominent real estate hire, to details about the downtown parking plan, this week's LOCAL SCENE is plenty informative... Christie’s International Real Estate Sereno welcomes Shawna Borg Los Gatos-based Christie’s International Real Estate Sereno has hired Shawna Borg, former Compass Regional Executive,...

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...

Saratoga High School student wins app challenge; Andrew Sinclair makes University of Maryland Dean’s List

Tarmo's police cruiser pic from the holidays
Fraser graduates from Ohio Dominican University Geneva Fraser of Los Gatos has graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  Fraser is among 152 students who earned their degree following the fall 2021 semester. Ohio Dominican University is a four-year,...

LGHS alum looking forward to first on-stage performance since lockdown

Braden Taylor collage
Braden Taylor, now 38, made an early performing arts splash. In a Daves Avenue Elementary School performance of “Alice in Wonderland,” he was part of the ensemble scenery. Then, he played a reporter when the school put on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” the following...

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...

Local Scene: Reimagining senior services; Covid testing site on Dec. 23

live oak senior nutrition and service center
​​Los Gatos aims to reimagine senior services The Town of Los Gatos has put together a committee for Senior Services that has one task: enrich the lives of the senior citizen population by “Re-Imagining Senior Services in Los Gatos.”  The committee is made up of representatives...

Thursday Promenades kick off with bands, jugglers (Photo Gallery)

Late Afternoon-Evening Street Festival
Barbara Hinman, 82, just moved to Los Gatos to live with her daughter Karen Shields. Along with hundreds of others, they took to the blocked-off North Santa Cruz Avenue last night to soak up the first in a series of Thursday Promenades. “The music down there...

Trio inspires love of play through camps where dolls are invited

young female entrepreneurs
When 21-year-old Los Gatos twins Gabrielle and Madeline Pollock started a business, they were just 13. Their co-founder, best friend Kate Lally, was only 12. The trio had been playing with dolls together since preschool, but as they got older, they saw younger kids—who grew...

Sahr’s Passages: How did a man from a prominent Sierra Leonean family end up homeless in Los Gatos?

Sahr Fania in downtown Los Gatos
He has much in common with other residents of Los Gatos: He’s a veteran who grew up in a family with mining interests overseas. He’ll buy you a cold drink on a hot day. When he’s offered a free beer at the bar he...

Art gallery launches ‘(Un)Familiar’ exhibit; County approves funding for seniors; ‘Ramayana!’ returns

NUMU presents (Un)Familiar exhibit New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) announced (Un)Familiar, a group exhibition featuring three Bay Area artists, Jezrael Gandara, Kiana Honarmand and Chelsea Stewart, and guest-curated by Alyssarhaye Graciano, on view June 2-Nov. 5.  (Un)Familiar focuses on biases and assumptions around various stigmas including...

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