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December 11, 2023
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Local Scene: Police academy; road work underway

Academy provides public with inside look at police department

The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department is presenting its first Community Police Academy.

This is an opportunity for the public to participate in a 10-week program designed to provide an inside look at local law enforcement.  

During academy training, students will be introduced to a range of topics designed to provide participants with an overview of the department’s function and operational procedures.

Topics covered include patrol operations, laws of arrest, investigations, records processing, traffic laws, communications, defensive tactics, supportive resources and more. The curriculum will be presented by Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department personnel and other community resources.The course will consist of a three-hour evening session per week for the duration of the course. For information and to apply, visit losgatosca.gov/2575/Community-Police-Academy.

Road work underway throughout town

The Town of Los Gatos’ 2022 Street Repair and Resurfacing work continues to move forward on numerous roadways.

The project’s contractor is currently completing crack sealing and asphalt spot repairs. Next steps include the application of rubber chip seal and slurry seal, and the installation of permanent striping.

A general schedule of the work is as follows:

• Rubber chip seal: Through Aug. 12

• Slurry seal: Aug. 12-19

• Striping: Complete by end of September

Residents on project streets should receive a two-week advance notice and a two-day reminder notification before the actual work. Streets may be closed with one-way traffic control in-place or traffic detours.  

The hardening process can take up to six hours. Where “No Parking” signs are posted, make sure to park your vehicles on adjacent streets or elsewhere as needed. For information, contact Project Manager Suyesh Shrestha at 408.395.1437 or [email protected].

Help shape public art in Los Gatos

The Town of Los Gatos Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) is inviting community input on public art in Los Gatos.

Responses will help the ACC make future decisions on the direction of public art in Los Gatos. 

For information and to take the survey, visit surveymonkey.com/r/l8nl7y5

Sinclair recognized by University of Maryland

Andrew Sinclair of Los Gatos was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at University of Maryland Global Campus. 

To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5.

Local students named to Tufts University’s Dean’s List

Four Los Gatos residents were named to Tufts University’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester. 

They are:

• Sami Hakkarainen, class of 2025

• Reya Kumar, class of 2024

• Meg Radke, class of 2024

• Liam Strand, class of 2024

Dean’s List honors at Tufts University requires a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

Tufts University has campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Mass., and in Talloires, France.

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