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November 27, 2022
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Los Gatos businesses hit by a slew of ADA accessibility lawsuits

Lexington House
At least 16 Los Gatos businesses have been hit with disability access accusations by prolific lawsuit-filer Scott Johnson, a paraplegic who claims they’re in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), local officials said. This comes just days after the New York Times released...

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Chief Peter Decena Resigns

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Chief Peter Decena
Updated Sept. 6, at 11:17 a.m. After three-and-a-half years as chief of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department, Peter Decena has resigned. The town announced his two-week notice in a press release sent out after 5pm on Friday, Sept. 3. “Los Gatos-Monte Sereno (LGMS) Police Chief...

Longtime Los Gatos editor Dick Sparrer dies at 72

Dick Sparrer
Longtime Los Gatos journalist Dick Sparrer died Saturday, according to family members, after a long illness. He was 72. He worked in newspapers for 45 years before retiring at the end of 2016 after 15 years as the Los Gatos Weekly-Times’ editor.  “It seems like only...

Los Gatos-Saratoga named top school system in California (Q&A with Sup. Mike Grove)

Los Gatos-Saratoga school district
The education world's been abuzz in recent days over the release of rankings from Niche, a marking company that grades K-12 schools. And in the 2022 Best School Districts in California list, at the very top was Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District.  The...

Remembering Ed Bersano and the Villa Felice

mary and ed bersano villa felice
The beginning of 1998 marked the end of a Los Gatos tradition, with the once-popular Villa Felice Restaurant closing its doors after one final New Year’s Eve party. That night, Ed Bersano sported a black tie and tux for the party, which he had emceed...

Field of Dreams: Niko Tsakiris signs with the San Jose Earthquakes

Surrounded by family and friends to celebrate the announcing of his contract signing with the San Jose Earthquakes on Jan. 13 at PayPal Park, Niko Tsakiris couldn’t help but get emotional.  After all, a dream had been realized. But in typical Tsakiris fashion, the precocious...

Flights closes its doors as Spanish restaurant Telefèric Barcelona opens

Teleferic eating
Few sectors of the economy have seen as much volatility during the pandemic than the restaurant industry. And in recent weeks Los Gatos has seen its fair share of upheaval. But according to wine salesman Sebastian Balest of Benicia-based Winebow, who’s been making the rounds...

Los Gatos girls basketball team aim for league and section titles

For the Los Gatos High girls basketball team, the future is now. The Wildcats have height, athleticism and youth on their side, which should make for an exciting season.  Coach Sara Quilici Giles is in her fourth season with the team, but she said this...

Los Gatos girls soccer aim to coalesce and put together another winning season

A 6-0 loss to a powerhouse St. Francis side on Dec. 4 showed the Los Gatos High girls soccer team is still learning to mesh with each other on the field and figuring things out. However, the Wildcats are confident the talent on the...

Five join elite group that includes ‘the Woz’ and Flight 93 heroes

Chamber Awards Crowd
The first-ever Los Gatos “Character Awards Ceremony” was held March 25 at Loma Brewing Company, celebrating five residents whose lives are characterized by acts of selflessness, integrity and resiliency. The awards were sponsored by the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce and also recognized Santa Clara...