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August 12, 2022

Los Gatos approves four-condo development

Planning Commission July 27
After a “public hearing” that didn’t attract any public commenters, Planning Commission approved a four-condo development that staff had initially recommended against, July 27. It almost didn’t even happen, as 10 minutes into the meeting the applicant hadn’t shown up to the Zoom meeting—so...

Was this the last Promenade ever? (photos)

four locals at the Promenade
Raul Caballero, 49, from San Jose was enjoying the Funky Latin Orchestra’s horns, drums and energetic vocal stylings in the early evening, July 28. The last of 2022’s Promenades was underway, after the seventh was canceled because the money to pay for it dried up. “I’ve...

Police told of 6-hr pool party on Longmeadow Dr.; man reported for playing piano ‘with a lot of trash around him’ (Police Blotter, July 17-23)

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From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of July 17-23. July 17 • A caller reported a loud party had been going on for more than four hours on Daves Avenue at 12:44am. • A man was reportedly standing on Highway...

Ukrainian festival in Felton Sunday raising money to support refugees here and to send funds overseas

Ukrainian event promo poster
On Tuesday, Morgan Hill-based woodworking business California Craft House had to pull out of Sunday’s fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees set to be held in Felton, co-founder Iryna Kulchytska explained. “We had a death in the family in Ukraine related to war,” she said Wednesday. “My...

Bill that addresses meeting disruptions awaits governor’s decision

Robert Schultz Orders Sheehan Out
A bill that legislators say will address “disruptions” in public meetings statewide is now headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. Senate Bill 1100 was introduced by Senator Dave Cortese (D-Silicon Valley) and Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) shortly after local officials, such as Los Gatos...

Local Scene: Blood drive combats shortage

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Local blood drive combats shortage The American Red Cross has faced a “concerning” drop in blood and platelet donations this summer, according to the organization, and donors are needed to make an appointment to give in August to help prevent a blood shortage. The decline in...

Los Gatos High cross country teams ready for another good run

A year ago, the Los Gatos High girls cross country team exceeded all expectations by winning the Central Coast Section Division I championship.  This season, the Wildcats’ challenge to repeat as section champions will be tougher as they’ve been placed in Division II, meaning they...

Customer steals $10 from downtown business, uses it buy beer from the bar (Police Blotter, June 27-July 2)

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From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of June 27-July 2, 2022. June 27 • A man was arrested after he was found passed out under a tree on Howes Drive with a bottle of vodka next to him at...

Complaint of being pushed onto bar stool; suspect trying to break into mail truck; paint can thrown onto driveway (Police Blotter, June 19-24)

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From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of June 19-24, 2022. June 19 • A neighbor reported that a group of juveniles were having a party on Carlton Avenue at 12:13am. • A woman was arrested for driving under the influence...

Officials urge Covid-19 vaccines for youngest children

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With the first day of school rapidly approaching and Covid-19 circulating at a high rate, health officials are urging parents to get their youngest vaccinated against the virus. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized vaccinations for children ages 6 months to 5...