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FRESH AND LOCAL - Jonathan Friedland (left) and Chris Clark are the founders of Locale, a food delivery service that is growing in its second year of operation. (Courtesy of Locale)

Local food delivery service expands

Locale, a food delivery company with a focus on local restaurants and farms, announced that a pair of Los Angeles restaurants have joined its service.

Locale is the brainchild of Los Gatos natives and recent college graduates Chris Clark and Jonathan Friedland.

Langer’s Deli and Burritos La Palma have joined the service, allowing customers to mix and match Manresa Bread pastries, Pizzeria Delfina frozen pies, Rize Up Sourdough, with Langer’s #19 and get it all delivered for a $5 fee.

Since starting a year ago, Locale has delivered more than 40,000 orders.

For information, visit

Sidewalk work begins

Curb, gutter and sidewalk maintenance work has begun on various streets in Los Gatos.

The work includes installation of new curb ramps and removal/replacement of curb, gutter, sidewalks and valley gutter. 

Contractor Spencon Construction will be distributing notices to residents and businesses within the project area ahead of the construction schedule.  

The work is scheduled to start on New York Avenue, followed by locations on Loma Alta Avenue, N. Santa Cruz Avenue and Calle Marguerita. 

The project is anticipated to be complete by this summer.

Artwork sought for utility box program

The Town of Los Gatos Parks & Public Works Department is seeking artists to submit designs for the Utility Box Art Program.

Successful proposals will integrate diversity, equity and inclusion while demonstrating a sense of community, sustainability, diversity, inclusivity and creativity.

The chosen designs will be converted into a vinyl wrap and installed on select utility boxes around town.

The deadline to apply is May 6.

For information on the program and how to apply, visit

Second round opens for microbusiness grants

The County of Santa Clara and the Enterprise Foundation have begun accepting applications for a second round of Microbusiness Grants. 

Applications for the first 500 grants opened on March 17 on a first-come, first-served basis and more than 1,000 applications are being processed.

Applications for an additional 375 grants will be accepted through May 9 and will be awarded by a ranked lottery. Priority will be given to veteran-owned, women-owned and minority-owned businesses, as well as small businesses located in underserved areas of Santa Clara County. Businesses that have already applied but were not awarded a grant, will automatically be entered into the lottery, and do not need to reapply.

“We’re very pleased that some microbusinesses are already receiving funds from the first phase of the grant process,” said County of Santa Clara Chief Operating Officer Miguel Márquez. “Microbusinesses in our community have been hit hard by the pandemic and it’s essential that they get this money as quickly as possible to help them survive. During the second phase, the County and our partners at the Enterprise Foundation will ensure the application process continues to be open and accessible to all eligible microbusinesses in Santa Clara County.” 

To qualify for one of the $2,500 grants, a business must have been open in 2019, have been negatively impacted by Covid-19, made less than $50,000 in total revenue in 2019, and have less than five employees. The applicant’s business must still be operating or plan to reopen in 2022.

The application can be found at

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