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November 27, 2022
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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...

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...

Residents get crash-course on what to do during an earthquake

Arn Andrews debrief
Local residents went through a dry-run of how to react to a natural disaster, Saturday, when they were hit with a 7.2 magnitude “earthquake.” The imaginary calamity was organized by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Community Emergency Response Team. The participants were dealing with a faux-quake...

SB9 rules: Los Gatos introduces permanent lot-split ordinance

Marico Says
The Los Gatos Town Council introduced an ordinance Nov. 1 that would guide the development of lot-split housing, a type of project that’s been mandated by Sacramento in a bid to solve the affordability crisis. The permanent plan to address Senate Bill 9 would replace...

Youth egg home on Avery Lane—again; credit card stolen from mailbox (Police Blotter, Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

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Police Blotter for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5. From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department. Oct. 30 • A man was arrested for being in possession of unlawful paraphernalia on the 200 block of Los Gatos-Saratoga Road at 3:55am. • A vehicle was...

‘Cats roundup: Girls volleyball sees memorable season end; water polo teams make history and football team prepares for showdown with Mitty

It wouldn’t be a Los Gatos High girls volleyball match if it didn’t involve an extended set.  The No. 6 seed Wildcats won another marathon set but ultimately lost the match and saw its season end against No. 3 seed Menlo-Atherton High in a Central...

Rookie candidate Moore soars into first place for Los Gatos Town Council

rob moore los gatos town council election
Rob Moore, the progressive first-time candidate for Los Gatos Town Council, edged ahead of the slow-growth-advocating incumbent Mary Badame to claim first place in early voting results. There are three positions available on Council, as Mayor Rob Rennie was up for reelection, and Councilmember...

Pellerin starts strong in Assembly race

Liz Lawler Gail Pellerin
Former Santa Cruz County Clerk Gail Pellerin appears poised to become the first woman from Santa Cruz County to hold a seat on the State Assembly, with early returns showing 67.4% of voters supporting her throughout the district. Early results as of 8pm Tuesday also...