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August 11, 2022

Power being restored to mountain homes

Scotts Valley substation
Wednesday morning around 7:45am, 6,301 homes lost power, after a fault was reported on a line that serves the San Lorenzo Valley, according to utility officials. The outage occurred on a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. circuit that has Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings built in,...

Town, CineLux reach agreement to reopen Los Gatos Theatre

downtown los gatos theatre
The Los Gatos Theatre has been shuttered since the pandemic but now plans are moving ahead for the locally owned CineLux chain to reopen the theater. Although a reopening date has not been set, CineLux owner Paul Gunsky expects to be showing flicks and selling...

‘Micro food hall’ opens in Los Gatos

ribbon cutting
Local Kitchens, described as a “micro food hall” that brings “several of the Bay Area’s best local restaurants under one roof and closer to home,” celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in Los Gatos at Lester Square, 681 Blossom Hill Road. Customers...

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...

Los Gatos dispensary plan left to die without a vote

cannabis flower
After months of community meetings, formal and informal studies, and tens of thousands of dollars invested, Council chose to walk away from paving the way for cannabis sales within Los Gatos’ borders, Tuesday. It made the decision at its regularly-scheduled meeting on the recommendation of...

Los Gatos approves process to raise density at North 40 site

Bellaterra at Los Gatos Grand Opening
The Los Gatos Town Council voted to support increasing—to 40 units-per-acre—the number of homes the developer of the North 40 mixed-use project can build, during a milestone General Plan debate, Monday. But the elected officials opted not to require a floor of 30 units-per-acre, as...

Thursday Promenades kick off with bands, jugglers (Photo Gallery)

Late Afternoon-Evening Street Festival
Barbara Hinman, 82, just moved to Los Gatos to live with her daughter Karen Shields. Along with hundreds of others, they took to the blocked-off North Santa Cruz Avenue last night to soak up the first in a series of Thursday Promenades. “The music down there...

Trio inspires love of play through camps where dolls are invited

young female entrepreneurs
When 21-year-old Los Gatos twins Gabrielle and Madeline Pollock started a business, they were just 13. Their co-founder, best friend Kate Lally, was only 12. The trio had been playing with dolls together since preschool, but as they got older, they saw younger kids—who grew...

Launch of SPENGA fitness studio in Los Gatos puts spotlight on healthy living

Tin Tin Wisniewski says she’s hooked on working out at the new SPENGA fitness studio on Los Gatos Boulevard.
Cheers rang out from a group of young women at the sparkling fitness studio in northern Los Gatos, May 25. One of them, 36-year-old Cibele Menezes, had just received word from the SPENGA head office in Chicago they’d officially certified her to teach at their...

Annieglass founder to engrave at the Butter Paddle; blood drive set for June 10

Annieglass bowl
Here are some event highlights to add to your calendar: Entertainment at Gardino’s Gardino’s, 51 N. Santa Cruz Ave., features entertainment four days a week. May 26: Dennis Dove Band. May 27: Hootenanny. May 28: Kid Dynamite. May 29: Dylan Rose Band. Meet Annieglass founder The Butter Paddle,...