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July 3, 2022

Mountain residents protest PG&E power outages

Power and Service
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”...

(VIDEO) 20th Anniversary of 9/11 ceremony honored Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham + first responders

doves at 9/11 20th anniversary
"Extraordinary acts on behalf of ordinary people," reads the plaque at the 9/11 Memorial in Los Gatos that commemorates the actions of hometown heroes Todd Beamer and Mark Bingham. They were two of the people responsible for helping bring down Flight 93 in the...

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...

Classic Los Gatos Highway Getting $2 Mil in FEMA Funds

Old Santa Cruz Highway
Travel along the gnarled reaches of Los Gatos' Old Santa Cruz Road and you'll encounter grape vines and apple trees, cyclists peddling and commuters zooming, contractors hammering and residents leaf-blowing. But now, FEMA has set aside $2 million for repairs in the area, House...

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...

PG&E power outages keep leaving customers mystified

Green Energy Stock Photo
Los Gatos-area residents say they keep getting left in the dark by PG&E—in more ways than one. The company reports at least some of the frequent outage situations are related to efforts to avoid sparking another catastrophic wildfire, but critics say they need to...

Los Gatos Giving Serious Cash to Owners Moving Towards Semi-Permanent Parklets

Los Gatos dining
Los Gatos has extended the date businesses can operate temporary outdoor areas in front of their property to the end of January next year, as it transitions to a new, semi-permanent "parklet" regime. At its regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 17, Council voted to funnel $680,000...

Neighborhood ‘evacuated’ during wildfire drill

wildfire drill in the south bay of san francisco
As wildfires burn through California, residents across the state are urged to have a “go bag” packed and ready to grab since precious minutes can make the difference between living and dying. That’s why members of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Community Response Team, CERT, were...

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...

Gas line break shuts Main Street, forces LG High School evacuation

gas line problem
For the second time in four months, Los Gatos High School was evacuated on Monday due to a gas leak at an adjacent construction site. A police cruiser parked at Jackson and Main Streets near the high school, blocking the thoroughfare shortly after the gas...