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November 27, 2022
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Discarded ballots returned to voting officials; more missing mail found

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On a midday visit to the Sugarloaf Road turn-off, Monday, the Los Gatan discovered another discarded collection of previously-opened mail, just over the edge. It's the same vicinity, just north of Scotts Valley, where about two or three dozen election ballots were discovered days earlier,...

Turkey Bowl organizers gearing up for 31st year

Doug Webster
Over three decades, Los Gatos’ own Thanksgiving Day amateur football tournament has established quite the legendary reputation. And on Nov. 24, the National Turkey Bowl League will celebrate their 31st year. “We started in Los Gatos with seven guys, and it just grew,” said Matt Ober,...

Moore commands support in urban areas; Badame wins big in hillsides; Rennie hanging on

Badame Rennie Moore
As the Nov. 8 election results rolled in, the gap between the top two council candidates and the rest of the pack increased, with both progressive and slow-growth factions finding a candidate they liked, as voters registered lukewarm on Mayor Rob Rennie’s performance in...

Alliance Française Silicon Valley partners with Frenchery and Fabrique Délices for wine party

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LOCAL SCENE Beaujolais Nouveau arrives in Los Gatos The Alliance Française Silicon Valley (AFSV), in partnership with Frenchery and Fabrique Délices, announced a Beaujolais Nouveau celebration and fundraising event on Nov. 19 to support Silicon Valley's French cultural center.    Beaujolais Nouveau Day, or Wine Day, is an...

Family who says they need fence to protect against antisemitic violence told to tear it down

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A Los Gatos couple who said they needed their six-foot fence in part to protect themselves against antisemitic violence has been told they must tear it down. The Planning Commission unanimously refused to allow an exception to the three-foot-max rule for the property at 755...

Debris fills gutters during autumn

Autumn foliar color certainly is pretty while it lasts. Although less prominent locally than it is where cooler weather begins earlier, it is an asset to many home gardens. It generally appears a bit later within mild climates here, but might also remain suspended...


Premier Theater
The imminent reopening of the Los Gatos Theater is the perfect time to take a look back at the history of this major downtown site. The Los Gatos Canning Company occupied most of the block for 30 years before the construction of a movie theater....

Los Gatos boys cross country runs to victory in the CCS Championships; Tau and Elmore also earn State berths

Few boys cross country teams have a storied history such as Los Gatos High.  From 1980 to 2014, the Wildcats won 10 Central Coast Section championships, had five runner-up finishes and five individual champions, including two—Matthew Petrillo and Chris Foster—who were repeat champions. So, the Wildcats’...

Los Gatos High football team’s season comes to emotional end

Head coach Mark Krail thought so highly of the players on this year’s Los Gatos High football team that he apologized to them moments after a heartbreaking 29-28 overtime loss to Mitty in the Central Coast Section Division I playoff quarterfinals on Nov. 11.  “I...

Missing ballots turn up at Sugarloaf Road

Sugarloaf road
A rural site about four miles past the Santa Cruz Mountains summit, away from Los Gatos, is now the focus of the highest-priority investigation by the body that investigates mail system misdeeds. That’s because this patch of ground along Sugarloaf Road, just north of Scotts...