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June 2, 2023
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Housing developer tries to back out of union-hiring rule

Quito Village
From the parking lot, there's nothing to suggest that Quito Village is the California housing policy equivalent of a unicorn, or that the seemingly low-key project is sitting at the center of one of this year's biggest political fights. Peek through one of the gates...

Supervisor tours Los Gatos’ transitional kindergarten ‘hub’

transitional kindergarten
Transitional kindergarten teacher Kajsa Byrne had the children in her Lexington Elementary class gathered around a circular table, engrossed in a literacy assignment. They scarcely noticed some of the region’s most powerful educational figures enter the room. Michael Stock, a science, technology, engineering, art and math...

O’Connor rejects sentence offered by judge

Santa Clara County Superior Court
Had she gone for it, the Los Gatos mother likely could have wrapped up at least two of her court cases. But on Tuesday afternoon, Shannon O’Connor officially rejected a 17-year, four-month sentence offered by Judge Elizabeth C. Peterson in Santa Clara County Superior Court. O’Connor,...

Supervisors push for road repairs after winter storms

bear creek road repair construction
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently received a comprehensive report from its Department of Roads and Airports on damage to County-maintained roads from the 2022-23 winter storms. The report included the status of repairs, and the status of contingency plans for the...

Chamber of Commerce wins funding boost from Council

Catherine Somers
Over the past several years under the leadership of Executive Director Catherine Somers, the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce has become a vital cog in the community’s economic engine. It’s funded self-guided walking tours, produced informational brochures, hosted meetings for merchants, and created a Santa...

O’Connor reportedly being offered 17-year sentence by judge to plead

courthouse Santa Clara County by Drew Penner
Next week, Shannon O’Connor, the Los Gatos mother currently detained on 39 charges including child endangerment and sexual battery, will officially hear what her punishment would be if she pled guilty to all those crimes. A parent the Los Gatan is not naming to protect...

344 pounds of electronic junk, 52 tires, 20 mattresses…

Santa Clara County is reminding residents about a six-month-old website where people can report illegal dumping.  The site, www.cleanupscc.org, was launched last November using a $2 million grant from CalRecycle, the state agency that oversees waste management and recycling. Since its inception, citizen reports to the...

Community pooled resources to build entrance wall at Double D’s

community members admire wall
On April 25, Los Gatos residents gathered to cheer on the completion of a wall meant to welcome people to downtown. “It just seemed like a no-brainer,” said Darin Devincenzi, co-owner of Double D’s Sports Grille, about the initiative to create a short, curved wall...

Battle-hardened robotics team drops by Kiwanis luncheon

Robotics team presents to Kiwanis
Members of the Los Gatos High School Robotics Team 972, who were finalists at the Silicon Valley Regional, and won the Archimedes Division at the FIRST World Championship in Houston, presented to the Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos, April 27. "This was a huge accomplishment...

Recovery center opens on Lark Avenue (photo)

ribbon cutting
Visit Health Chief Executive Officer Olympia Bliss (right) and Chief Development Officer Emily Oestreicher cut the ribbon April 27 to celebrate the organization’s new recovery center at 16400 Lark Ave., Suite 240 in Los Gatos. Visit Health Recovery’s first residential rehabilitation facility and outpatient clinic...