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June 2, 2023
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Incoming assistant town manager excited for Silicon Valley return

Katy Nomura
After heading to SoCal about a year ago, following a decade in the Cupertino city manager’s office, Katy Nomura is returning to Silicon Valley, to fill the vacancy left by Los Gatos’ former Assistant Town Manager Arn Andrews’ departure. She’s set to start work in...

‘Cats roundup: Los Gatos boys on the fast track; golf team has strong finish in CCS Finals

After winning the Central Coast Section Championships by a convincing margin, the Los Gatos High boys track and field team continued to surge in the CIF State Championships May 26-27 at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High in Clovis.  The Wildcats finished 10th in the...

Longtime Los Gatos resident and former NFL QB Joe Kapp leaves a lasting legacy

Longtime Los Gatos resident Joe Kapp, who played quarterback at Cal and led the Minnesota Vikings to the Super Bowl, died May 8. He was 85.  Multiple media reports confirmed Kapp’s death came after a long battle with dementia. A private service will be held...

Live Oak Adult Day Services reopening; ice creamery ready to launch; blood drive upcoming (calendar)

Construction at Live Oak seniors center
Live Oak Adult Day Services reopening On June 1, the reopening reception of the Live Oak Adult Day Services will be held from 4-6pm, with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Maria Ristow at 5pm. The reception, with light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, will be at...

Los Gatos introduces $56.1M budget

Los Gatos Civic Center with tall flowers out front
In order to avoid dipping into its retirement account to balance the budget, the Los Gatos Town Council resorted to an “accounting gimmick” where they changed their assumptions about how quickly HR can fill empty positions at Town Hall. The 2023-24 portion of the five-year...

Mountains offer testing ground for new wildfire prevention philosophy

Earth Force CEO speaks
While meeting in the scorching heat at Trinity Bible Church in Felton on a recent Friday afternoon, a group was awaiting a tour of Fall Creek where they’d receive a history lesson about the complex interplay between tan oaks, Douglas fir and coast redwoods...

Sophie Takeuchi knows how to fly when it comes to cheer competition

The last month and a half can only be described as a whirlwind for Los Gatos High senior Sophie Takeuchi.  In early April, she was considering three great options for college: Clemson, Penn State and a university in Paris, France. That’s when an opportunity of...

Los Gatos boys break records in winning CCS Track and Field Championships; Slover and Steiner also headed back to State

Led by a pair of record-breaking performances from Aydon Stefanopoulos and Wil Brennan, the Los Gatos High boys track and field team won the Central Coast Section Championship at Gilroy High on May 20. It was the second CCS title in program history, the first...

From gymnastics to academics, students earn top honors (local scene)

pencil crayons
Hughes takes first place in national gymnastics competition Local resident Daniel Hughes, a sophomore at Leigh High School, took first place on the Rings and fifth place on the Highbar in the Senior C Division at the 2023 Western National Championships in Galveston, Texas April...

Housing developer tries to back out of union-hiring rule

Quito Village
From the parking lot, there's nothing to suggest that Quito Village is the California housing policy equivalent of a unicorn, or that the seemingly low-key project is sitting at the center of one of this year's biggest political fights. Peek through one of the gates...