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June 2, 2023
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Hook ’em Horns! Leigh girls soccer team caps historic season with CIF NorCal championship

The Leigh High girls soccer team—with seven players on the roster who live in Los Gatos—recently completed a historic season by winning the school’s first-ever CIF NorCal Regional Playoff Championship in any sport.  The Longhorns did it with a 1-0 win over Granite Bay on...

New firefighters look forward to a life of service

firefighting academy graduates
On Feb. 4, around the corner from weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale campus, as contractors put the finishing touches on a blocky beige dual-hotel complex nearby, and directly across from Chinese search engine Baidu’s Silicon Valley HQ, a group of 13 firefighters were about...

Elementary District puts student mental health first, in updated approach to learning

Cool Cat mascot and librarian
Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Los Gatos Education Foundation, recently visited Daves Avenue Elementary School, where its mascot, the Cool Cat, had been high-fiving students and handing out flyers. That was part of a drive during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to bolster the Los...

Attorney for man suing Los Gatos businesses via disabled-access complaints weighs in

Mistie Boulton is defending against multiple Scott Johnson lawsuits
The lawyer representing Scott Johnson, the quadriplegic suing at least 18 Los Gatos businesses over disability-access concerns, is firing back at critics who believe his client is treating mom-and-pop businesses unfairly. Dennis Price of the Center for Disability Access, a division of Potter Handy, LLP,...

Los Gatos Town Attorney Resigns

Town Attorney at Council
This article has been updated. Los Gatos Town Attorney Robert Schultz announced his resignation on Nov. 8. Schultz, who graduated in 1986 from Southwestern University School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar in 1987, was hired by the Los Gatos Town Council in...

Los Gatos Planning Commission slams proposal for town’s tallest building

Flags fly outside Los Gatos Meadows
Los Gatos Planning Commissioners voted not to support a developer’s proposal to rebuild the Los Gatos Meadows seniors complex at 110 Wood Road as exclusive residences for the most affluent. At their regularly-scheduled Jan. 13 meeting, they unanimously gave the thumbs-down to a project that...

‘Brilliant’ businessman who developed swaths of Silicon Valley dies

Condominium and apartment developer John N. Brezzo, who built wide swaths of the Silicon Valley and founded the First Community Housing affordable housing corporation, died on Dec. 4. He was 79. He is survived by his children Susan, 53, Steven, 52, Pietro, 44, and Marley,...

Court rejects LGSUHSD’s attempts to have sex-abuse-reporting law deemed unconstitutional

According to a civil action brought in January under a landmark #metoo-era child-sex-abuse reporting law, AB 218, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District employee Willie Harmatz pressured students not to cooperate with police investigating Los Gatos High School track coach Chioke “Chee” Robinson. In a...

Housing, offices, retail planned for North 40’s Phase II

North 40 old home Los Gatos
Though the developer behind Phase 2 of the North 40 development outlined sweeping changes to prior plans—and outlined a slew of new residential options, including high-density—during last Thursday evening’s Democracy Tent community meeting, it was quite a civil affair. The tone of the meeting was...

Doctor says Valley Physicians Group helped her survive pandemic

getting her 1st vaccine
Just as the world was shutting down with the arrival of SARS-CoV-2, a Brazilian doctor named Carlos R. Degrandi Oliveira, penned an article in a peer-reviewed journal that sounded the alarm about a little-discussed at-risk group—anesthesiologists.  On top of day-to-day dangers, such as ionizing radiation,...