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July 3, 2022

Mayor Rob Rennie thanks supporters in Assembly race concession message

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Los Gatos' mayor, Rob Rennie, sent out 45,000 texts in recent weeks as he sought the District 28 seat in the State Assembly. But last night, after trailing Monte Sereno councilmember Liz Lawler and former Santa Cruz County clerk Gail Pellerin for a week, he...

Assembly race to feature a Republican and a Democrat

Liz and Gail
A week after primary elections were held to decide which two candidates would face off over who will represent the 28th District in the State Assembly, Los Gatos Mayor Rob Rennie finds himself on the outside looking in. So far, he’s in third place with...

Council approves list of places for 1,993 homes

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Council began to get into the nitty-gritty of where new housing should go, during its meeting June 7, as it approved a place list from the Housing Element Advisory Board. Associate Planner Jocelyn Shoopman introduced the item, explaining the locations had been organized into three...

Santa Clara County extends speed limit on stretch of Los Gatos mountain roadway

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Los Gatos' representative on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors says it was the advocacy of local residents that led to extending the speed limit on a section of road in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Last week, supervisors adopted a resolution recommended by County...

Los Gatos Little League All Stars ready for District tournament play

The Little League Baseball All Star tournament season has arrived and Los Gatos is poised to have another strong showing results-wise while emphasizing its mission to develop fundamental baseball skills while positively reinforcing lessons in teamwork, respect and sportsmanship.  Last year’s 11U team took third...

Baby OK after SUV accident on Winchester Blvd; $600 wine bottle stolen (Police Blotter, May 29-June 4)

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From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of May 29-June 4, 2022. May 29 • A window was reported shattered on Shannon Road. • Someone smashed the windows of vehicles parked on Ferris Avenue, Kingston Hill Way and Green Hill Way. •...

Hats off! (Photos)

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Los Gatos High School’s Class of 2022 celebrated their graduation on June 3. From dry grad party plans to studying for finals, the community had been looking forward to this for months. Principal Kevin Buchanan said the school is very proud of graduatesand staff “who have...

Los Gatos raccoon rescue shows humane approach to uninvited animals

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On Friday morning, Rebecca Dmytryk, CEO of Humane Wildlife Control, got sad news from Santa Cruz County officials. A cougar had been reported dead in the Santa Cruz Mountains near a creek, and they wondered if she could look into it. “I’m dealing with a dead...

Pellerin jumps into first in race for lower house seat

Gail Pellerin
A three-way race in the 28th State Assembly district had candidates swapping places throughout election night, with Gail Pellerin rising as more precincts reported in. While Los Gatos Mayor Rob Rennie had been in second place in early results, with Republican Liz Lawler leading the...

Lawler leading Rennie in early Assembly results

Liz Lawler Rob Rennie
Liz Lawler jumped out to an early lead over Rob Rennie in the 28th Assembly District race, according to election results released at 9pm June 7. Lawler, a Monte Sereno city councilmember who is the lone Republican in the race against three Democrats, garnered 31.3%...