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July 3, 2022

Reese Drotar battles through adversity to become Division I signee

The bodies of elite gymnasts take a beating, and Reese Drotar has the battle scars to prove it.  The recent Los Gatos High graduate and Level 10 gymnast has had four major surgeries in the last four years, three on her knee and the most...

Men ask for gas then hop a fence; youth play beer pong on Tait Avenue (Police Blotter, May 22-28)

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police shoulder patch
From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of May 22-28. May 22 • A purse was reported stolen from a store on N. Santa Cruz Avenue at 2:30pm. • Two suspects reportedly stole $1,800 from a business on the 14100 block...

Computer retailing pioneer Don Wolf dies at 92

Wolf in a September 2021 photo by Dan Pulcrano
Computer retailing pioneer Don Wolf died May 30 at the age of 92, after recovering from a bout of Covid-19 earlier in the month, family members announced. Wolf opened Idea Computer on N. Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Los Gatos in 1982. It shortly thereafter...

Launch of SPENGA fitness studio in Los Gatos puts spotlight on healthy living

Tin Tin Wisniewski says she’s hooked on working out at the new SPENGA fitness studio on Los Gatos Boulevard.
Cheers rang out from a group of young women at the sparkling fitness studio in northern Los Gatos, May 25. One of them, 36-year-old Cibele Menezes, had just received word from the SPENGA head office in Chicago they’d officially certified her to teach at their...

Anguish and gratitude at memorial for 2021 mass shooting victims

Sheriff salutes VTA CEO
As radio commentators on Silicon Valley airwaves analyzed the latest mass shooting in Texas, local officials gathered outside a mental health facility in San Jose to mark the year that’s passed since the one that happened on Valley Transportation Authority property. On May 26, 2021,...

Higher, highest: Hannah Slover wins the high jump in CIF State Championships

For the first time since 2014, Los Gatos High has an individual state track and field champion.  Wildcats junior Hannah Slover joined rarefied air when she won the girls high jump competition in the CIF State Championships May 27-28 at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan...

Despite CCS loss, Los Gatos High baseball team sees bright future

It was a year of growing pains for the Los Gatos High baseball team after it graduated 17 seniors from last year’s squad.  That meant there were a lot of new faces across the board playing together in a competitive schedule.  But this group of young...

Women reported for selling roses; man with spray paint can ‘yelling about Satan and goat heads’ (Police Blotter, May 15-21)

pink rose on ground
From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of May 15-21. May 15 • A man was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance on the 1500 block of Pollard Road at 1:31am. • A woman was arrested for driving...

Council leaves some Covid-relief money in the kitty

May 17 Zoom meeting
The Los Gatos Town Council approved moving $3.77 million to the General Fund Appropriated Reserve for use in capital projects, at a regularly scheduled meeting May 17. It also agreed to take $2.2 million of Covid-19 relief (American Rescue Plan Act) funding for the same...

Los Gatos High baseball team battle tested in quest to win CCS title

After going through a grueling Santa Clara Valley League De Anza Division schedule and playing some top-notch non-league competition, the Los Gatos High baseball team was well prepared to make a deep run in the Central Coast Section playoffs, no matter what division it...
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