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Town Hall in a stylized image. (Drew Penner / Los Gatan)

Poetry contest now open

Poets of all ages are encouraged to enter the Los Gatos Poetry Contest hosted by Los Gatos Poet Laureate Jen Siraganian. 

Individuals who live, work or attend school in Los Gatos are eligible to submit one entry. First, second and third place winners will be selected in each of the following age categories: Youth (ages 0-12), Teens (13-18) and Adults (19-plus). 

The winners will be invited to read their entry at an April National Poetry Month event held at Los Gatos Library. Prizes include gift certificates and products from local businesses.

Submissions must be received by 5pm on April 1. Winners will be notified by mid-April.

For information, email [email protected].

New businesses mark opening

The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce recently held ribbon cutting events to celebrate the opening of new businesses and organizations.

Xandra Swimwear, 11 ½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., celebrated its grand opening on March 12. Founded by Alexandra Tozi, Xandra Swimwear features swimwear pieces from all over the world, offering a variety of designer swimsuits for women, men and children.

On March 13, theCoderSchool, 14103 Winchester Blvd., Suite E in Los Gatos, marked its grand opening. The after school program is designed to teach children to code, offering year-round, weekly coding classes for kids, both in-person and remote.

The chamber is also gearing up to celebrate the newly remodeled The Club at Los Gatos, on April 1 at 5:30pm. The Club features group classes, indoor cycling, pilates, pool and hot tub, personal training, a cafe and more.

Youth Commission applications being accepted

The Town of Los Gatos is accepting applications for the Youth Commission, available to students entering grades 8-12 for the 2022-23 school year.

The purpose of the Youth Commission is to foster and encourage civic and neighborhood pride and a sense of identity through the knowledge, understanding and increased involvement of the Town’s youth in the Town’s present and future municipal affairs. 

The deadline to apply is 4pm on May 6. Interviews are scheduled on May 16 at 4pm.

For information, visit

Fellowship program open for immigrants

The County of Santa Clara is offering the New Americans Fellowship program to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, U and T nonimmigrant visa holders, VAWA recipients, Temporary Protected Status holders, asylees and refugees who live, work or go to school in Santa Clara County. 

The New Americans Fellowship (NAF), a 10-week leadership program that runs from June through August, offers a stipend of up to $10,000. 

The application is available at and is due on March 31.

Fellows receive mentoring and career pipeline support from county leaders and from various county departments.

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