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September 23, 2023
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Robert Hawn, attorney and spouse of Los Gatos’ town manager, dies at 63

Robert Hawn
There’s been a flood of tributes this week to Robert V. Hawn, who passed away this month at the age of 63. A highly regarded business attorney, who played in a jazz band and volunteered his time to preserve the valley’s greenbelt, he was...

Police alerted to 6 dogs off-leash at Bachman Park; cigarette case stolen from parked vehicle (Police Blotter, Dec. 4-10)

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Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department "Police Blotter" for the week of Dec. 4-10, 2022. Dec. 4 • A caller reported six dogs were off their leashes at Bachman Park at 5:04pm. Dec. 5 • A man was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance and resisting...

Children lead environmental project in Plaza Park

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A few months back, neighbors Maggie Contro, an 8-year-old third-grader at Daves Avenue Elementary, and Arlo Britz, a 7-year-old boy a grade below, were sweeping her home’s porch, when they realized they were doing something worth scaling. Contro had been wanting to start some kind...

Santa Clara County lifts indoor mask mandate

Santa Clara County lifted its indoor mask mandate March 2, the last county in the Bay Area to do so following the region's winter surge in Covid-19 cases. County officials said they expect to meet the third and final benchmark required to lift local masking...

Armed suspects arrested on suspicion of organized retail theft on Los Gatos Blvd. (Police Blotter, July 24-30)

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From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of (July 24-30). July 24 • A woman was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Blossom Hill Road and Union Avenue at 1:02am. • A vehicle was burglarized on the 100...

Lung cancer can attack without a cigarette in sight

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I walked out of a chemistry lab my freshman year of college, excited to call my family and update them on my newfound independence. What greeted me on the other line was not exciting news, however, it was news that crushed my soul.  “Kaitlyn,” my grandmother...

Higher, highest: Hannah Slover wins the high jump in CIF State Championships

For the first time since 2014, Los Gatos High has an individual state track and field champion.  Wildcats junior Hannah Slover joined rarefied air when she won the girls high jump competition in the CIF State Championships May 27-28 at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan...

PHOTO: Los Gatos’ first baby of 2023

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Tai Bass and Kirby Nelson welcomed Nylashae into the world on Jan. 1, the first baby born in 2023 at El Camino Health’s Los Gatos hospital. Nylashae, born at 12:16am, is seven pounds, eight ounces, and 20 inches. The team at El Camino Health...

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;...

Los Gatos High girls water polo aim to be stout on defense again

For the last couple of years, the Los Gatos High girls water polo team had an embarrassment of riches at the goalie position with Jackie King and Lucy Holland. The duo have since moved on to play at the Division I level, King to Stanford...