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December 2, 2022
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Aydon Stefanopoulos takes 5th in CIF State Championships, a performance that could portend to even greater races and times

As Aydon Stefanopoulos was standing in the awards ceremony after placing fifth in the CIF State Cross Country Championship Division II boys race on Nov. 26, he nearly had to pinch himself to make sure he wasn’t dreaming.   That’s because standing alongside him were 1-2...

Congregations come together for Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

They may not have packed a room the way they did in pre-Covid-19 times—when around 1,000 people turned up for the community’s Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service—but the around 125-strong in-person crowd was augmented by additional attendees participating remotely.  Jeffrey Hall, the senior pastor at Los...

Los Gatos adopts objective design standards for multi-family homes

Los Gatos objective standards
Town Council agreed on a set of design rules that will govern multi-family homebuilding in the community, during its Nov. 15 meeting. The so-called “objective standards” may not be exactly to the liking of every Council member, but at least having them in place will...

Lily van Putten, Los Gatos High girls water polo team have a season to cherish

Los Gatos High girls water polo coach Don Appleton acknowledged there was a bit of a hangover with the team after it suffered a crushing 15-2 loss to a powerful Soquel High squad in the Central Coast Section Open Division playoff semifinals on Nov....

Los Gatos field hockey already looking forward to next year to climb the CCS mountain top once again

Henry Reyes has coached the Los Gatos High field hockey program to 17 Central Coast Section championships and five runner-up finishes, over a 32-year run that started in the early 1990s.  The Wildcats are the winningest program and gold standard in the section, having built...

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...

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

fence slide
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...

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...
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