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June 2, 2023
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Colorado Avalanche video coach brings Stanley Cup to parents’ backyard for celebration (GALLERY)

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Brett Heimlich’s road to winning the Stanley Cup began years ago in Los Gatos. He’d recently graduated from high school and was casting around for a policing or audio/visual job, when he went to a family barbecue at the home of a friend his mom...

Lawsuit of officer in SJSU arrest video thrown out

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On Dec. 9, a U.S. Northern District judge rejected the wrongful-dismissal lawsuit of a former Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police officer who was the subject of a controversial body camera video depicting a bloody use-of-force incident while employed at San Jose State University. Johnathon Silva was...

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...

Tenants hopeful as San Francisco company buys El Gato Village

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It’s the place to go if you want to get lingonberry Swedish pancakes, peek at the jarred reptile on your way to a $20 beard trim, or send out some packages all in one trip. And now, El Gato Village—the 15710 Los Gatos Blvd. space...

Robert Hawn, attorney and spouse of Los Gatos’ town manager, dies at 63

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There’s been a flood of tributes this week to Robert V. Hawn, who passed away this month at the age of 63. A highly regarded business attorney, who played in a jazz band and volunteered his time to preserve the valley’s greenbelt, he was...

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...

Los Gatos man on probation for insider trading now faces decades in prison

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After being scooped up by the FBI recently during a federal court hearing in the Northern District of California, Mounir Gad, 35, had just made bail ($50,000—cash) and was on his way back to Los Gatos. He’d been ordered to live, once again, with...

Mountain residents protest PG&E power outages

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About 30 Santa Cruz Mountain residents made their way to downtown San Jose on Sept. 9 and bunched up on the concrete steps of the Pacific Gas & Electric office at 111 Almaden Blvd. They held signs that read “UN PLUG PGE / NOT US”...

Los Gatos is asking residents to give their input on allowing dispensaries

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When voters approved Proposition 64, the 2016 initiative that legalized recreational marijuana sales in California, 62 percent of Los Gatos residents voted for the measure. But Prop. 64 allowed municipalities to prohibit dispensaries within their jurisdictions, so Los Gatos banned them. Today, there are 42 retail...

Los Gatos girls water polo team firing on all cylinders

By earning a spot in the Central Coast Section Open Division playoff tournament, the Los Gatos High girls water polo team has proved it’s one of the very elite programs in the area.  The No. 5 seed Wildcats (25-2) play No. 4 St. Francis (16-9)...