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December 8, 2023
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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...

Who to choose to fill Eshoo’s shoes?

Anna Eshoo's office
Former San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo told the Los Gatan, Monday, he hadn’t decided whether to join the race for retiring Congresswoman Anna Eshoo’s 16th District seat, joining Supervisor Joe Simitian and former Saratoga Council member Rishi Kumar, but the way he talked about...

Los Gatos High girls basketball team back on the court, ready to outwork opponents

It’s no secret the Los Gatos High girls basketball team has fielded some tall teams in the past, especially in recent years.  However, Wildcats coach Sara Quilici Giles said what makes her most excited about this year’s squad is they’re not relying on their height...

Los Gatos High football makes history, earning first CIF NorCal Regional championship

Eight days after a virtuoso performance in blasting Wilcox High to win the Central Coast Section Division I playoff championship, the Los Gatos High football team wasn’t exactly hitting on all cylinders in its CIF NorCal 2-A Championship Bowl Game against El Cerrito High...

Los Gatos man killed in crash near Morgan Hill ID’d

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The motorcyclist who died in a collision with a car on Watsonville Road near Morgan Hill on the afternoon of Nov. 22 has been identified by the County of Santa Clara Medical Examiner/Coroner. Ramesh Sastry, a 68-year-old Los Gatos resident, was driving a Harley-Davidson east on Uvas...

Council Roundup: Los Gatos secures CSG Consultants for North 40 inspections

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Last week, Los Gatos voted to enlist the talents of CSG Consultants, Inc. for building inspection services at the North 40 development site. Council made the decision to tap the company, which charges $160 an hour for Certified Access Specialist inspections, as part of a...

Rural Supply will stay with new ownership

Stig Nybo Richard Crevelt ace hardware
Ken Nelson, who’s co-owned the Rural Supply Hardware store on South Santa Cruz Avenue for decades, had already begun the liquidation sale when he heard the good news. The party that had been trying to purchase the business from them before the landlord decided to...

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...

Top talent Aydon Stefanopoulos adds CIF State Cross Country Championship to his list of accomplishments

Los Gatos High junior Aydon Stefanopoulos didn’t come in as the favorite entering the CIF State Cross Country Boys Division II Championship race on Nov. 25 at Woodward Park in Fresno.  That distinction went to Ventura High senior Anthony Fast Horse, who boasted a state-leading...