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November 27, 2022
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As Rain Returns, Vehicle Flips on Highway 17

overturned vehicle
A man lost control of the SUV he was driving and it flipped over in the northbound lanes of Highway 17 around 12:15 p.m. today, authorities said. A Santa Clara County paramedic arrived on the scene—just south of Idylwild Road—shortly afterwards, but no injuries were...

Los Gatos High football team firing on all cylinders

Seven touchdowns on 14 plays.  No, that’s not a typo. That’s what the Los Gatos High football team did in its Oct. 28 Santa Clara Valley League De Anza Division game against Mountain View before most of the starters were pulled in the third quarter...

Jack Kerouac left his light in Los Gatos

Jack Kerouac and Al Hinkle in 1952
Jack Kerouac would stay at my parent's house whenever he was in town, San Francisco or Los Gatos. He would sit in what we would call “Jack’s chair” in the living room of our home in Monte Sereno. I would sit on the couch...

Coming to terms in Los Gatos

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Los Gatos is not Washington, D.C. where the level of partisanship is extremely high. Nor is it Palo Alto, where I lived for more than 40 years prior to moving to Los Gatos in November 2019, and where I observed the divisiveness our community...

Unknown man found in Mattson Avenue bathtub; dirt bikes stolen; an Almendra Avenue egging (Police Blotter: Oct. 17 – Oct. 23)

From a rear-end collision on Winchester Boulevard, to a laptop theft, to locks getting changed inappropriately, there was plenty of activity reported to week's Police Blotter. Oct. 17 • A man was arrested for driving with a suspended license on Shannon Road and Shady View Lane...

Frightful film fest fundraiser has early success

A Camping Tale movie still
A ghastly celluloid extravaganza has reaped bloodcurdlingly impressive results, so far. The youth-led Scares For Cares film fest has attracted a long list of frightening contenders, and just days after launching has already brought in about $3,000 for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. “It’s crazy how...

Los Gatos Approves Pilot-Project to Keep Children Having a Mental Health Crisis From Ending Up in Police Custody

Los Gatos elected officials gave their support to a pilot project that seeks to keep kids experiencing mental health crises from being taken into police custody unnecessarily. On Oct. 19, as part of its consent agenda, Council voted unanimously to contract with Silicon Valley Ambulance...

Youth Pitch-In for Service Club Clean-Up of Oak Meadow Park

Oak Meadow Park Kiwanis Cleanup Los Gatos
About 45 children participated in the Kiwanis One Day Trail Cleanup & BBQ at Oak Meadow Park. Volunteers came from around the area to take part in the initiative, which was held Oct. 23. The event, a partnership with the Campbell Kiwanis Club, was held to...

Town Seeks Calmer, Safer, More Bike-Friendly Shannon Road

Los Gatos - Multi-Use Path Drawings
Los Gatos is moving ahead with roadway improvements for Shannon Road. Residents questioned the merits of some proposals.

Drill to help locals prepare for a disaster

Hepworths at disaster command post in Los Gatos
On Nov. 3, the group will hold a drive-thru drill from 10am-noon at Los Gatos Calvary Church, 16330 Los Gatos Blvd. The scenario this time will involve teams dispensing clean water to the community, as if something terrible had just occurred in the area.