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July 19, 2024

Gridlock and Ghosts: Tales from the serpentine route to the sea

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—This is the second in a two part series. Last month, I explored what traveling “over the hill” was like in the second half of the 19th century, when stagecoach passengers faced long, bone-rattling, and often dangerous trips along dusty or muddy dirt roads. Change came...

Weeklys staff recognized at California Journalism Awards gala

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Several Los Gatan contributors were honored by the California News Publishers Association at the 2023 California Journalism Awards gala in Los Angeles Saturday for work in sister publications. Todd Guild, a Weeklys editor, won first place in the Coverage of Youth and Education category for...

Liccardo outspends Low as 16th District war chests grow

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Sam Liccardo is raising more money, spending more money and has more money in the bank than Evan Low in California’s 16th Congressional District contest, according to financial reports both candidates filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission. These new numbers continue the trends set...

Lyndon Bailey makes his mark on rugby pitch

Similar to one of his bone-jarring hits on the gridiron and on the rugby pitch, Lyndon Bailey never saw it coming.  In early June, a couple of weeks after an impressive performance in the Boys Rugby High School Club National Championships, the 2024 Los Gatos...

The paradox of progress

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News cycles spin with relentless negativity, bombarding us with stories of conflict, division and environmental woes. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the volume of problems the world faces. Sometimes, the most tempting response is to bury our heads in the sand, hoping the...

405 Alberto Way project to grow by 26 condos

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The developer behind the first project in Los Gatos to fall under the SB330 law designed to streamline housing production statewide says it’s adding 26 homes to its mixed-use project at 405 Alberto Way after Los Gatos introduced a new overlay zone. Randy Lamb, a...

Man charged with rape to be extradited from France

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A 31-year-old Saratoga man accused of raping a woman and later admitting it can be extradited to the United States, a French court has ruled. And the lawyer who helped publicize the case says she’s “thrilled” to see Ian Thomas Cleary, who is charged with...

Los Gatos celebrates America’s birthday

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What a scorcher. This year’s Town celebration is one for the record books. The near-record heat did not stop the San Jose Wind Symphony performers who began just after the children’s bicycle parade around Oak Meadow, led by Mayor Mary Badame. The event was moved up...

Local muralist creates visual history of Los Gatos

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When San Jose-based artist Tomas Wisper Talamantes learned that New Museum (NUMU) wanted him to paint a mural about Los Gatos inside the museum, he had a lot of questions. The first one was where, exactly, this museum was. “It’s not small, but it’s hidden,”...

Gail Pellerin among top 4 stock investors in California Legislature

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The total stock portfolio of the Legislature was worth as much as $112 million last year but experts say the public should know more about a politician’s total wealth. Assemblymember Gail Pellerin (D-28th District) and three other legislators led all of their colleagues in reporting...

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