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September 30, 2022
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Los Gatos football looks to regroup after close loss

Expectations were high for the Los Gatos High football team’s non-league matchup against Peninsula powerhouse Sacred Heart Prep on Sept. 23.  However, a game meant to be defined by exemplary playmaking turned out to be an uncharacteristic showing for both sides, with Los Gatos taking...

Mark Kibort, Kent Kappen sharpen each other to compete at a high level

For Mark Kibort and Kent Kappen, iron sharpens iron.  The two friends spurred each other on in this summer’s USATF Masters National Track and Field Championships in Missouri. Kibort, a 62-year-old Saratoga resident, won the gold medal in the decathlon in the 60-64 age division.  Kappen,...

American Cancer Society benefit, Mesa-Yakushev Duo, Outrun Lupus all upcoming (Calendar)

Calendar with flowers
Community calendar from the pages of the Sept. 21, 2022 edition of the Los Gatan newspaper. Discovery Shop anniversary Discovery Shop Los Gatos, 39 E. Main St., will celebrate its 57th year with a storewide sale on Sept. 24. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the shop...

Campbell resident gearing up for role in ‘Company’

Kimberly Kay in Spamalot
Kimberly Kay, 47, says ever since she jumped into the dramatic arts while a student at Alta Vista Elementary School in Los Gatos, theater has been a constant in her life. The Campbell resident is now gearing up to play Susan in South Bay Musical...

Public gets first look at council candidates

three candidates at forum
Los Gatos residents got their first chance to evaluate potential new Town Council members over a pair of candidate forums in the last couple of weeks. Dozens of locals came out to both the Los Gatos Community Alliance event Sept. 13, which focused on economic...

Los Gatos High field hockey looks to continue dynastic run this season

Down 2-0 at halftime to one of the top field hockey programs in the Central Coast Section, Los Gatos High wasn’t exactly in the best position to pull out a victory.  But the Wildcats did just that, rallying for a 3-2 win in a Santa...

Los Gatos High girls golf aim to be a hit on the links

What a difference a year makes. After struggling on the links in 2021, the Los Gatos High girls golf team was voted down to compete in the Santa Clara Valley League’s lower El Camino Division this season.  With added talent and experience for 2022, the...

Saratoga HS alumna organizing run to fund ovarian cancer research

teal run shirts
Sarah Hawkins, 42, says growing up her parents were always supportive, as they moved from Carmel to Monte Sereno—and then Los Gatos, when she was a teenager. The Saratoga High School graduate says it was no different when she got pregnant with her first child;...

Candidates boycott political forum put on by supporters of opponents

Matthew Hudes gives opening presentation
Two Council candidates—Mayor Rob Rennie and Rob Moore—boycotted a forum hosted Sept. 13 by the Los Gatos Community Alliance, an organization which has been helping others on the ballot. A third, Planning Commissioner Reza Tavana, told organizers he was too busy to attend. “I always hesitate...

Op-Ed: Town must seek proof before recognizing ‘Original Inhabitants’

Charlene and quote
In a recent Los Gatan article, titled “Town’s effort to acknowledge earliest residents fraught with challenges,” journalist Drew Penner was attempting to shed light on the efforts of the Town of Los Gatos to acknowledge its less-than-inclusive telling of its own history. But the...