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March 26, 2023
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Much ado about an entryway

At first glance, it may have appeared a routine Planning Commission item where a well-connected former mayor was attempting to get a variance pushed through against good architectural practice. But as the public hearing for Mike Wasserman’s drive to keep a 300-year-old Mexican door—from the...

Top Town and business community leaders leaving roles

theatre opening in Los Gatos
As Assistant Town Manager Arn Andrews arrived at the grand re-opening for the Los Gatos Theatre, Thursday, it marked the end for the long and careful journey of bringing one of the community’s most valued cultural assets back to life. But it also served to...

State: Los Gatos has more soul-searching to do on Housing Element

Bellaterra at Los Gatos Grand Opening
While it wasn’t as scathing as it could have been, the long-awaited review from California's top housing agency found Los Gatos’ Draft Housing Element does not pass muster, as its strides toward addressing the income and racial disparities don’t go far enough. The Housing and...

Supervisors push for emergency services in Loma Prieta

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The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently approved a plan aimed at improving emergency response planning and communication in the Loma Prieta area of the Santa Cruz Mountains, a community that straddles the Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County lines. Earlier, in November, Supervisor...

Federal monitor moves Santa Clara County from ‘Severe’ to ‘Moderate’ drought

lexington reservoir
With seemingly constant rain storms pummeling the South Bay so far this winter, a federal drought monitoring program recently downgraded most of Santa Clara County from “Severe” to “Moderate” drought. But local water supply authorities warn that residents and property owners should continue to...

Palo Alto teen identified in fatal Los Gatos crash

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A Palo Alto teenager was killed in a two-car crash earlier this month in Los Gatos. The crash was reported at 9:52am on Jan. 8 at Blossom Hill and Belgatos roads, police said. Tyler Scheetz, 19, died of his injuries from the crash, according to the...

Los Gatos declares a state of emergency

highway 17 sign rain storm
Los Gatos Council held a virtual special meeting that lasted only about 15 minutes on Jan. 10 to ratify a state of emergency declared Jan. 4 by Town Manager Laurel Prevetti. “This was predicated not only on the weather event—the flooding, downed trees, along with...

PHOTO: Los Gatos’ first baby of 2023

el camino health first baby 2023
Tai Bass and Kirby Nelson welcomed Nylashae into the world on Jan. 1, the first baby born in 2023 at El Camino Health’s Los Gatos hospital. Nylashae, born at 12:16am, is seven pounds, eight ounces, and 20 inches. The team at El Camino Health...

DJs launch new music series at Charley’s LG

neumonic late night sessions DJ
It was midday on Tuesday and Santa Cruz resident Jordan Lipaz, 27, the co-founder of Lit n’ Loud Productions, was once again scrutinizing the logo to be printed on unique merchandise for an upcoming show he’s organizing in Los Gatos. Lipaz—aka Lapositive—had been going back-and-forth...

Town of Los Gatos doubles amount for parking ticket processor

downtown los gatos parking
During its last meeting of 2022, Los Gatos Town Council passed a six-figure increase to the amount it will pay to Turbo Data Systems, Inc. for parking permit and ticket processing. In a unanimous vote, Council agreed to up the amount to send to the...