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November 27, 2022
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As scooter-rental industry matures, Los Gatos warms to shared mobility

Zoom Council smiles
While town officials have thought about introducing electric scooters (and other) shared mobility devices, it never quite felt the time was right to embrace them. But now, that’s changing—as an e-scooter company comes a-knocking. “We did have outreach from one company, from Bird,” Matt Morley, Los...

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and Los Gatos community members have played key roles in getting the word out about the disease, helping secure critical funding for lifesaving research in the process. Eighty-two-year-old Diane Borrison, a 15-year survivor, says pancreatic cancer is one of...

Fall color to fall for

Chinese pistache colors with minimal chill fall leaves
Autumn is also fall here. Actually, 'fall' is the more popular name. It had been the popular name in England during the Sixteenth Century. The (generally) French name of “autumn” became more common there during the Seventeenth Century. Yet, both names remained in use...

Burn ban lifted; students honored at Biola University; booster shots available

Local students honored at Biola University Three Los Gatos residents were named to Biola University's Dean's List for academic excellence. The students are: • Alyssa Kwong, majoring in Business Administration • Anna Gustafson, majoring in Intercultural Studies • Jotham Ho, majoring in Biological Science They joined approximately 1,700 students who...

Music director praises Daves Avenue drama education

Daniel Thomas
The music director of the upcoming 42nd Street Moon presentation of Stephen Sondheim's legendary “A Little Night Music” got his start in Daves Avenue Elementary School productions of “The Pajama Game,” “Guys and Dolls” and “Annie Get Your Gun.” Daniel Thomas, 49, says those early...

Jack Kerouac left his light in Los Gatos

Jack Kerouac and Al Hinkle in 1952
Jack Kerouac would stay at my parent's house whenever he was in town, San Francisco or Los Gatos. He would sit in what we would call “Jack’s chair” in the living room of our home in Monte Sereno. I would sit on the couch...

Frightful film fest fundraiser has early success

A Camping Tale movie still
A ghastly celluloid extravaganza has reaped bloodcurdlingly impressive results, so far. The youth-led Scares For Cares film fest has attracted a long list of frightening contenders, and just days after launching has already brought in about $3,000 for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. “It’s crazy how...

Youth Pitch-In for Service Club Clean-Up of Oak Meadow Park

Oak Meadow Park Kiwanis Cleanup Los Gatos
About 45 children participated in the Kiwanis One Day Trail Cleanup & BBQ at Oak Meadow Park. Volunteers came from around the area to take part in the initiative, which was held Oct. 23. The event, a partnership with the Campbell Kiwanis Club, was held to...

Drill to help locals prepare for a disaster

Hepworths at disaster command post in Los Gatos
On Nov. 3, the group will hold a drive-thru drill from 10am-noon at Los Gatos Calvary Church, 16330 Los Gatos Blvd. The scenario this time will involve teams dispensing clean water to the community, as if something terrible had just occurred in the area.

Article inspires generational transfer of musical instrument

Boy must grow into this accordion
When Virginia Primon was a shy teenager in the 1950s, playing accordion was something that got her onto a community float, to serenade people along the streets of San Jose during a community parade. After going to college to become a teacher, she just didn’t...