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November 27, 2022
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Campbell leaders discuss changes to parklets

Parklet in Los Gatos
The Campbell City Council met on Sept. 20 to discuss a proposed semi-permanent parklet system that would replace the temporary system currently in place, but decided to hold off on taking action on the proposal until at least next month. Parklets have been a popular...

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...

Los Gatos High girls tennis team solid as usual

Los Gatos High didn’t have a girls tennis coach just days before the start of the season four weeks ago. In stepped Pablo Cueto—an on-campus teacher—to fill the void.  “It was crazy,” he said. “The other coach had to leave so they needed someone right...

Participants of Community Police Academy reach finish line

grad shakes chief's hand
It was the day after retired Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department Sgt. Tam McCarthy helped lay a long-time cop, John Pernick, to rest. So on Oct. 27, as he gave an address at a much more celebratory gathering—the inaugural Los Gatos Community Police Academy graduation—he...

Environmental cleanup at Saratoga dry cleaner site results in massive improvement

Hillview Cleaners closed
In October 2004, when inspectors tested the water in front of the Hillview Cleaners dry cleaner in downtown Saratoga, they discovered serious contamination. They found the groundwater coursing with 5,400 µg/L (micrograms per liter) of PCE, a key component in degreasing and scouring fabric for...

Referendum throws wrench into Los Gatos’ housing plans

collecting signatures in Los Gatos
Despite Town Council having already decided on how much housing to plan for when it passed the 2040 General Plan earlier this year, an organization pushing for slow growth had managed to get a couple key parts of it put on hold. But the group...

Los Gatos Council votes to consider allowing cannabis sales

Airfield Supply Presentation in Los Gatos
A cannabis business rep told residents attending a Jan. 13 community meeting the company could contribute at least $300,000 to Town coffers if allowed to open a cannabis dispensary. It boasts more than 2,000 local customers.

Tales of the Town: How a local weekly came to be

First issue of Los Gatos Weekly
The needle on my dashboard’s voltmeter gauge dropped suddenly like a tossed rock, and the VW shook to a halt on the upper deck of old Cypress freeway, the one that would collapse eight years later in the 1989 earthquake. With cars and trucks...

Woman charged with hosting underage sex parties in Los Gatos

Shannon O'Connor los gatos district attorney crime charges shannon bruga
A Los Gatos woman threw drunken parties for teenagers where she encouraged sex acts, sometimes non-consensual, and sometimes while she watched, according to charges filed by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Oct. 12. Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said 47-year-old...

Cloud workers take on cancer

six pose in store
On the morning of Nov. 9, employees of Xactly Corp., a Software-as-a-Service business based in San Jose, strode into Discovery Shop Los Gatos with purpose. The group of cloud-software company workers had arrived on East Main Street in Los Gatos for a unique but important...