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February 28, 2024
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The libraries of Los Gatos (Discover LOST Gatos)

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Los Gatos has had a public library since 1898, with the Carnegie Library opening in 1903 and the current library built in 2012, each providing valuable resources and amenities to the community.

VTA teams-up with Los Gatos to get seniors on the bus

Seniors wait for the bus
A group of seniors from Los Gatos met at the Adult Recreation Center to learn about the VTA bus route and how to use it

Local Scene: El Camino Health offering grants

New funds available for community health grants Community organizations that provide health-related services in Santa Clara County are invited to apply for grant support from the El Camino Healthcare District and El Camino Health for the coming year. “The purpose of the El Camino Healthcare District...

100 years on, Los Gatos’ tree-lighting still bright spot on calendar (+ parade gallery)

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It’s been 100 years since Estelle Harwood McMurtry, one of the ladies of the History Club, led the charge to plant a tree in what’s now called Plaza Park, and on Friday it felt like the whole town came out to celebrate the milestone. Karen...

Dormancy facilitates survival through winter

Dormancy is not exclusive to vegetation. Many animals are dormant while they hibernate through cold winter weather. Some animals are dormant while they aestivate through hot and dry weather. Fungi and bacteria can maintain dormancy for many years or centuries. Dormancy is a technique...

X-country coach honored; Kiwanis Club hits 3-digits; Behavioral Health Board seeks worthy awardees (local scene)

Los Gatos coach honored
Los Gatos High Cross Country coach honored Los Gatos High School Boys Cross Country Coach Paul Lawryk was selected for the 2023 Fall Sport Honor Coaches Award presented by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), Central Coast Section (CCS).   With more than 100 schools as members of...

Local Scene: Nightly closures scheduled on Highway 9

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Nightly closures scheduled on Highway 9 On Dec. 4, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform full nightly closures of Highway 9 Big Basin Road at Sanborn Road for the Saratoga Creek Bridge Rehabilitation project in Saratoga.  The overnight closures are needed so that crews...

New champion crowned at this year’s Turkey Bowl

national turkey bowl league
Last year, the Red Riders galloped to victory in the Turkey Bowl, a flag football game held every Thanksgiving. But while they put up quite the fight, this time a new victor was crowned. “Red Riders have won two years in a row, and the Blackhawks...

​​Town holiday tree marks centennial year

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This year will mark the 100th year that the Christmas tree has stood in the Plaza on the corner of West Main Street and Santa Cruz Avenue in Los Gatos. As is customary, the tree will be lit on the first Friday of December,...

Parade Grand Marshal will wear two hats this year

Rick Miller
Rick Miller will be wearing two hats Dec. 2 because he’s doing double duty that day: He’s the chairman of the 67th annual Los Gatos Children’s Christmas/Holidays Parade, plus he’s the parade’s Grand Marshal. Miller has been the parade chairman since 2013, working on the...