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July 3, 2022

Departing town attorney lauded for ‘fair-minded’ approach

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The news that the Town's senior legal mind was moving on was announced early Monday. And while Town Attorney Rob Schultz still plans to stay in his position until Dec. 30, residents and business leaders recollected on his "fair-minded" and accessible approach to handling local...

Los Gatos softball team looks to win SCVAL De Anza title with CCS playoffs upcoming

The Los Gatos High softball team had a golden opportunity to essentially clinch the outright Santa Clara Valley League De Anza Division championship in a home game against Milpitas High on May 4.  But the Wildcats didn’t have one of their better performances and fell...

Purse stolen; vehicle keyed; caller finds discarded whippits (Police Blotter, April 3-9)

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From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of April 3-9, 2022 April 3 • A man reportedly followed a woman as she walked on the 200 block of Winchester Circle at 9:27am. • Someone stole a purse at Vasona Park. • A...

Los Gatos Planning Commission approves exceptions for Olive Street ‘tear-down’

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The Los Gatos Planning Commission gave the thumbs-up to the demolition of an Olive Street cottage to make way for a larger house that needed their blessing due to multiple exceptions to Town rules. While this plan was approved unanimously, at the regularly-scheduled Feb. 9...

Town Appoints New HR Director

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Los Gatos has named the person who will be in charge of the human clockwork that makes the local government tick. Salina Flores, the acting HR manager for the City of Campbell, will become the Town's new human resources director, since Lisa Velasco, who is...

Top ’Cats: Los Gatos girls basketball team wins first CCS title since 1982

For Los Gatos High girls basketball coach Sara Quilici Giles and freshman standout Nicole Steiner, the moment hit them as Ella Rabtiz was hoisted up by her teammates to put an index card on the south wall at Helm Gym, the area that lists...

Attempt to quash restraining order by husband of Los Gatos councilmember denied

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Before the Monday hearing on a restraining order against Jeffrey Scott, the husband of Councilmember Marico Sayoc, got underway, “The Voice of San Jose,” Angela Tirado—who just so happened to be in the Santa Clara County Superior Courthouse in connection with another matter—sang the...

Youth reported to police for riding bicycles and shooting Nerf guns at each other (Police Blotter, Feb. 6-12)

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From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of Feb. 6-12, 2022. Feb. 6 • A drunk, “mumbling” man reportedly walked into a store on N. Santa Cruz Avenue a couple of times at 1:26am. • A man smoking on a campus...

Hook ’em Horns! Leigh girls soccer team caps historic season with CIF NorCal championship

The Leigh High girls soccer team—with seven players on the roster who live in Los Gatos—recently completed a historic season by winning the school’s first-ever CIF NorCal Regional Playoff Championship in any sport.  The Longhorns did it with a 1-0 win over Granite Bay on...

Los Gatos man charged with hate crime scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 16

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A 62-year-old Los Gatos man has been charged with a hate crime in Santa Clara County Superior Court for allegedly hitting and yelling at an Asian American woman. On Oct. 5, around 11:45am, Richard Hanford encountered Berlina Moeharjo as she walked her dog down the...