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September 30, 2022
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Saratoga HS alumna organizing run to fund ovarian cancer research

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Sarah Hawkins, 42, says growing up her parents were always supportive, as they moved from Carmel to Monte Sereno—and then Los Gatos, when she was a teenager. The Saratoga High School graduate says it was no different when she got pregnant with her first child;...

Candidates boycott political forum put on by supporters of opponents

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Two Council candidates—Mayor Rob Rennie and Rob Moore—boycotted a forum hosted Sept. 13 by the Los Gatos Community Alliance, an organization which has been helping others on the ballot. A third, Planning Commissioner Reza Tavana, told organizers he was too busy to attend. “I always hesitate...

County approves wildfire protection drones

In an effort to address California's growing problems with wildfires, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 13 to allocate more funds for fire resources, including a drone fire detection program.   Supervisors unanimously approved a referral that funds 14 drone systems to be...

Santa Clara County rescinds vaccination order for workers in high risk settings

Workers at Santa Clara County health care and long-term care facilities, homeless shelters and prisons will no longer be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19 after the county's health officer on Sept. 12 rescinded a health order mandating that they do so. Vaccination or frequent...

Los Gatos chocolate brand teams up with San Diego tea purveyors

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Chocolatier Michiko Marron-Kibbey, the owner of Los Gatos shop Deux Cranes, says she's enjoyed following how San Diego-based Amy Troung and Lani Gobaleza have operated their brand PARU Tea over the years. And now, for the month of October, Marron-Kibbey is rolling out a collab...

Ecstatic dance company back in-person with Los Gatos events

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A boutique Bay Area "ecstatic dance" company is emerging from the pandemic with a series of in-person events in Los Gatos and the surrounding region. ALIXIR DANCE, an Oakland-based wellness brand focused on using free-form movement to build community, has set Tuesday nights at 7:30pm—beginning...

Driver throws lunch out of vehicle window; $7,000 worth of merchandise stolen (Police Blotter, Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

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From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2022. Aug. 28 • A caller reported they were awoken by “loud talking” on More Avenue at 2:03am, and wanted police to ask them to “tone it down.” • An...

To ease back-to-school blues, therapy dogs pay visit to high school

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Emotional support dogs from the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department and the nonprofit Canine Companions joined high schoolers for lunch on Los Gatos High School’s front lawn, Aug. 24. Organizer Esha Bagora, a junior at the school, said the idea was to provide stress relief...

Farmers Insurance extends CZU claim deadline for resident

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It was on Aug. 11 that 69-year-old Lexington Hills resident Sidney French reached out to Farmers Insurance to gain more information about the “Additional Living Expense” coverage on her home insurance policy. That’s the section that’s meant to help customers get reimbursed for costs incurred...

Police blotter for the week of Aug. 14-20

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Police Blotter Aug. 14 • A vehicle, which had its keys inside, was reported stolen on Edelen Avenue. • A stolen vehicle was recovered on University Avenue. • A man was arrested for driving with an open container of alcohol on the 15500 block of Union Avenue at...

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