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February 6, 2023
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Local Scene: Popular baker rolls out plans for Los Gatos locations

manresa bread
LOCAL SCENE Manresa Bread readies for opening of second Los Gatos location Manresa Bread opened its new flagship location on Oct. 27 while expanding its original location. Founder and co-owner Avery Ruzicka is expected to debut a new concept in the original Los Gatos space at 276...

Heritage Theatre announces new season

Big Head Todd
Tickets are now on sale for Heritage Theatre’s 2022-2023 season, which opens Nov. 6. Blues-rock band Big Head Todd and the Monsters kicks off the season. The Colorado quartet—Todd Park Mohr (vocals, guitar, keys, sax, harmonica), Brian Nevin (drums, percussion), Rob Squires (bass, vocals), and...

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...

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...

Turkish actress selects Los Gatos as base for Californian adventure

Yasemin Hadivent
Yasemin Hadivent strode confidently up West Main Street in Los Gatos, rocking a colorful, comfy coat she’d picked up while at a shop in Italy, her bright green eyes full of optimism and wonder. Just a few weeks ago, the Turkish tabloids were abuzz with...

Children lead environmental project in Plaza Park

camp clean-up
A few months back, neighbors Maggie Contro, an 8-year-old third-grader at Daves Avenue Elementary, and Arlo Britz, a 7-year-old boy a grade below, were sweeping her home’s porch, when they realized they were doing something worth scaling. Contro had been wanting to start some kind...

Book club reads DMZ Colony; Halloween magic (Calendar)

old books
Calendar - Poetry Book Club Join Los Gatos Poet Laureate Jen Siraganian for the poetry book club. The club will be reading Don Mee Choi's “DMZ Colony,” winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry. This collection explores the intersection of personal and the political,...

Hundreds lend their hands to fantastic faux hair

making yarn wigs
More than 320 volunteers took part in the first local workshop hosted by the Magic Yarn Project, which seeks to provide cool wigs for children dealing with cancer and other conditions. From cotton candy colors to princess styles, the resulting creations were nothing short of...

During School Bus Safety Week, CHP urges residents to take caution

school bus and stop sign with lights
With National School Bus Safety Week underway, the California Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to stop for the carriers of the most precious cargo. Running Oct. 17-21, the week is meant to bring awareness to the personal responsibility involved in ensuring students make it to...

Juniper cultivars deserve more consideration

juniper bush
Fads come and go. Many can be good, even if only briefly. A few might be bad enough to later stigmatize the object of the fad. For example, the formerly esteemed crape myrtle is now familiar as a mundanely common tree. Flashy bloom and...

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