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December 8, 2023
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Rural Supply will stay with new ownership

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Ken Nelson, who’s co-owned the Rural Supply Hardware store on South Santa Cruz Avenue for decades, had already begun the liquidation sale when he heard the good news. The party that had been trying to purchase the business from them before the landlord decided to...

Assault with a deadly weapon; man arrested for possessing controlled substance after bathing with a hose (Police Blotter, Nov. 12-18)

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Nov. 12 • A woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in the Municipal Lot 2 at 2:59am. • Grand theft was reported on N. Santa Cruz Avenue. • A man was reportedly “acting weird” in a store on N. Santa Cruz Avenue at...

State shoots down Los Gatos’ plan to double-count units in housing document

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Los Gatos’ housing plan consultant says the Town is “95%” of the way to winning approval from the Department of Housing and Community Development, but a few tweaks may still need to be made, including around making the community less exclusive. But during the special...

Name of Los Gatos man who died in motorcycle crash released

Authorities have released the name of the man who was killed in a motorcycle crash last weekend while driving along Highway 1 north of Santa Cruz. Christian Keller, 62, of Los Gatos, was heading southbound (towards the city) around 2pm Saturday when, for reasons that...

Los Gatos woman’s lawsuit against Gilroy Garlic Festival dismissed

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A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge ruled Nov. 14 that a lawsuit brought forth by a Los Gatos woman who was injured during the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting did not have enough evidence to go to trial. Judge Frederick S. Chung granted the...

Man arrested for injuring roommate; $4,000+ worth of facial products stolen; tire slashed on Santa Cruz Ave (Police Blotter, Nov. 5-11)

Nov. 5 • Two men were arrested for battery on W. La Chiquita Avenue at 10:57am. • A man reportedly shattered a business’ window with a rock on N. Santa Cruz Avenue. • Items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Belwood Lane. • A man was...

District celebrates National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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Los Gatos High School (LGHS) and Saratoga High School (SHS) honored their 2024 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists this fall after the names of more than 16,000 Semifinalists were publicly announced as part of the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  The Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High...

Supervisors push to bridge the gap with mobile dental services for veterans

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The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently voted to augment funding for mobile dental services for veterans as part of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget.  This action was brought forward by County Supervisor Joe Simitian and co-authored by County Supervisor Otto Lee, and...

Task force arrests 9 for sex trafficking

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Nine people were arrested, and 18 victims were recovered during a law enforcement operation targeting a Colombian-based sex trafficking operation operating in the South Bay.  The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office announced Nov. 7 that Operation Phoenix resulted in charges ranging from human trafficking,...

Council supports rezoning for homes in split-decisions

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On Nov. 7, Town Council members debated the merits of rezoning areas where homebuilding is meant to occur. The meeting kicked off with an item that took 40 minutes, even though it had already been debated and approved at a prior meeting (it needed to...