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February 6, 2023
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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...

Town brings metaphorical “personal touch” back to civic life with counter-service restart

Town Hall
When the Los Gatan reached Marico Sayoc on Aug. 16, she was thrilled to talk about how many Town staff had just begun working in-person again—that very day. The next step, she explained, was for the municipal office building to open its doors for drop-in...

Los Gatos’ Summer Street Party Series Deemed a Gigantic Success

Los Gatos Street Party - promenade
For seven Thursdays this summer, music wafted through the generally sleepy streets of Los Gatos, thanks to money from President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan Act, with the number of revelers growing each week. As Catherine Somers, the executive director of the Los Gatos Chamber...