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May 13, 2022

Q&A: VITAS Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer on end-of-life care planning

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Los Gatos has been intensely focused on surveying its population and making plans for the days to come, whether that's through the General Plan update that's underway, the community survey released this week at Council or the study of senior preferences that was recently...

Santa Clara County names first female fire chief

Suwanna Kerdkaew
Santa Clara County Fire Department promoted its first female chief recently. Suwanna Kerdkaew, formerly the department's deputy chief of administration, was appointed by the county Board of Supervisors. She replaces former chief Tony Bowden, who retired after being on injury leave. Kerdkaew is a 20-year fire...

County boosting wildfire prevention efforts

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The County of Santa Clara and the county’s Fire District are ramping up wildfire prevention efforts, just as the region heads into another fire season plagued with severe drought conditions. With the 2020 megafires—the Santa Clara (SCU) and Santa Cruz (CZU) lightning complex fires—still...

Judge rejects sheriff’s pleas for dismissal

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith
The case of “The People of California v Laurie Smith” is headed to trial. No date has been set, but the Santa Clara County sheriff, who said in March she won’t seek re-election to a seventh term, will stand trial this year on misconduct charges. A...

Los Gatos and Palo Alto baseball teams play for winning cause in Vs. Cancer Game

Despite getting swept by Central Coast Section power Palo Alto High last week, the Los Gatos High baseball team still controls its destiny to make the playoffs.  The Wildcats enter the week with a 6-6 record in the Santa Clara Valley League’s De Anza Division,...

“Meet Chief Jamie Field” (Photo Gallery)

Jamie Field police chief
The posh La Rinconada Country Club was the site of a dress-up meet-and-greet with Los Gatos' new top cop, who recently marked 100 days in the role. The public safety-focused gathering was put on by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation. Attendees were given a...

PHOTO: ‘Real Forrest Gump’ visits Los Gatos

Dixie Davis Sgt. Sammy Davis Lt. Col. Walker Pearce-Percy Major Gen. Kent Hillhouse
Members of the Los Gatos Veterans and Support Foundation are shown April 19 at the veterans’ memorial with Sgt. Sammy Davis, a Vietnam hero who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Lyndon Johnson. In 1967, Davis’ unit came under heavy fire...

Local Scene: New urgent care clinic opens; virtual cannabis workshop set

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Action Urgent Care opens new clinics Action Urgent Care opened two new clinics to its expanding network of clinics throughout the Bay Area.  The new clinics are located at 640 Blossom Hill Road, Suite A in Los Gatos, and at 1038 E Brokaw Road #30 in...

Sex offender fails to update registration, cops say; man shooting video refuses to leave post office area (Police Blotter, April 17-23)

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police shoulder patch
From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of April 17-23. April 17 • Someone vandalized a retaining wall with graffiti on Escobar Avenue. • A box of jewelry was reported stolen from a home on Cherrystone Drive. • A man was arrested...

Rite Aid to close Los Gatos location

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Pharmacy and discount grocery store Rite Aid is closing its Los Gatos Boulevard location. A spokesperson for the corporation told the Los Gatan the last day it will be open to the public will be May 4. “A decision to close a store is one we...