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February 6, 2023
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Residents get crash-course on what to do during an earthquake

Arn Andrews debrief
Local residents went through a dry-run of how to react to a natural disaster, Saturday, when they were hit with a 7.2 magnitude “earthquake.” The imaginary calamity was organized by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Community Emergency Response Team. The participants were dealing with a faux-quake...

Cloud workers take on cancer

six pose in store
On the morning of Nov. 9, employees of Xactly Corp., a Software-as-a-Service business based in San Jose, strode into Discovery Shop Los Gatos with purpose. The group of cloud-software company workers had arrived on East Main Street in Los Gatos for a unique but important...

Red team rides to victory in 2022 Turkey Bowl action

big winners at Turkey Bowl 2022
Town of Los Gatos officials got the ball spinning by arriving at Creekside Sports Park early on Thanksgiving Day to allow organizers to start preparing for the day’s big event—the annual Turkey Bowl. Matt Ober, the National Turkey Bowl League commissioner, entered the astroturf-covered grounds...

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...

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...

Alliance Française Silicon Valley partners with Frenchery and Fabrique Délices for wine party

red wine
LOCAL SCENE Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Los Gatos The Alliance Française Silicon Valley (AFSV), in partnership with Frenchery and Fabrique Délices, announced a Beaujolais Nouveau celebration and fundraising event on Nov. 19 to support Silicon Valley's French cultural center.    Beaujolais Nouveau Day, or Wine Day, is an...

Congregations come together for Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

They may not have packed a room the way they did in pre-Covid-19 times—when around 1,000 people turned up for the community’s Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service—but the around 125-strong in-person crowd was augmented by additional attendees participating remotely.  Jeffrey Hall, the senior pastor at Los...

Kiwanis brings Halloween to hospitalized children

Trunk or Treat
On Oct. 22, to get into the holiday spirit, Los Gatos Kiwanis headed to Campbell for a “Trunk or Treat” event at CHoNC Pediatric Hospital, dressing up the back portions of vehicles with spooky decorations. It all went down in the parking lot of...

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...