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November 27, 2022
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Los Gatos businesses hit by a slew of ADA accessibility lawsuits

Lexington House
At least 16 Los Gatos businesses have been hit with disability access accusations by prolific lawsuit-filer Scott Johnson, a paraplegic who claims they’re in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), local officials said. This comes just days after the New York Times released...

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Chief Peter Decena Resigns

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Chief Peter Decena
Updated Sept. 6, at 11:17 a.m. After three-and-a-half years as chief of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department, Peter Decena has resigned. The town announced his two-week notice in a press release sent out after 5pm on Friday, Sept. 3. “Los Gatos-Monte Sereno (LGMS) Police Chief...

Los Gatos-Saratoga named top school system in California (Q&A with Sup. Mike Grove)

Los Gatos-Saratoga school district
The education world's been abuzz in recent days over the release of rankings from Niche, a marking company that grades K-12 schools. And in the 2022 Best School Districts in California list, at the very top was Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District.  The...

First Buyer at North 40 is Relishing Her Triumphant Return to Los Gatos

Mary at Home
She used to live just up the road, but was forced to leave Los Gatos by circumstance. But now, Mary McLean, 55, has returned triumphantly.  She played a guessing game with this reporter, during the recent Chamber of Commerce Wine Walk. The rhetorical question: “Who was...

Los Gatos looks to the future…

Lack of awareness about Los Gatos’ draft General Plan process, and the large increase of proposed housing it contains were the two biggest themes from public comments shared during a virtual study session held Sept. 20. At the special joint meeting of Council and the...

One told she looked like an “Italian model,” another says writing censored: sex abuse fight challenges in Silicon Valley

sex assault survivors march
“Survivor rights are human rights!” “Rapists do not belong at prom!” “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Gender violence has got to go!” These were just some of the chants about 70-80 students and others belted out as they walked along N. Santa Cruz Avenue just after...

Field of Dreams: Niko Tsakiris signs with the San Jose Earthquakes

Surrounded by family and friends to celebrate the announcing of his contract signing with the San Jose Earthquakes on Jan. 13 at PayPal Park, Niko Tsakiris couldn’t help but get emotional.  After all, a dream had been realized. But in typical Tsakiris fashion, the precocious...

Los Gatos girls basketball team aim for league and section titles

For the Los Gatos High girls basketball team, the future is now. The Wildcats have height, athleticism and youth on their side, which should make for an exciting season.  Coach Sara Quilici Giles is in her fourth season with the team, but she said this...

Los Gatos girls soccer aim to coalesce and put together another winning season

A 6-0 loss to a powerhouse St. Francis side on Dec. 4 showed the Los Gatos High girls soccer team is still learning to mesh with each other on the field and figuring things out. However, the Wildcats are confident the talent on the...

Former teacher sentenced for sex crimes

Joseph Brian Hour
A man who sexually abused students while teaching in the Los Gatos Union School District has been sentenced to 35 years behind bars. Joseph Brian Houg, a long-time teacher at Blossom Hill Elementary School, received no probation time Nov. 29, but will face parole of...
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