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May 13, 2022

Downtown dining scene evolving with European flair

outdoor dining downtown los gatos
The once-popular Le Boulanger has been sitting empty at the corner of Main Street and Montebello Way for nearly three years, but sometime this summer the black window coverings will come down and a new restaurant, the Parkside, will open for business. Right next door,...

Los Gatos’ country station selling to K-LOVE owner for $3M

filling out contest entries
It traces its roots to North Santa Cruz Avenue. Its second studio was on Royce Street. And even after moving its air room to San Jose, Los Gatos has remained 95.3 KRTY’s home, as far as the Federal Communications Commission is concerned. The independently-owned station...

Los Gatos moves forward with paid-parking plan

Wayfinding and Parking Sign Design
In its effort to divert employees of downtown merchants away from parking spots on main streets to plentiful options nearby, Los Gatos has been considering rule updates. And that includes charging in some locations. When confronted with two wayfinding and parking sign concepts, March 15,...

Bar’s rebirth stirs Los Gatos

Getting Low on the Dancefloor
The Houserockers brought a packed house down as they belted out their rendition of “Shout” by Otis Day and the Knights, along with plenty of other classics, Feb. 26. Venue owner Alex Hult couldn’t have hoped for anything more for his relaunch of the old...

Tenants hopeful as San Francisco company buys El Gato Village

El Gato Village sign
It’s the place to go if you want to get lingonberry Swedish pancakes, peek at the jarred reptile on your way to a $20 beard trim, or send out some packages all in one trip. And now, El Gato Village—the 15710 Los Gatos Blvd. space...

Los Gatos Chamber awards celebrate residents who reflect town’s character

Picking Up Litter
The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual awards ceremony at a March 25 luncheon that’s open to everyone in the community. The event honors individuals who reflect the “Character of Los Gatos.” The six local characters who are receiving awards include long-time...

Los Gatos kicks off development conversations with first Housing Element meeting of the year

North 40 homes
As General Plan Update Advisory Committee (GPAC) Chair Melanie Hanssen got a peek—along with other Housing Element Advisory Board (HEAB) members—at the two digital tools Los Gatos will use to propose its contribution to combatting California’s housing crisis, she forecast a hearty community back-and-forth...

New Italian eatery earns early accolade with write-up in prestigious Michelin guide

ASA restaurant team
It’s the Friday afternoon before Valentine’s Day when Asa Los Gatos proprietor Andrew Welch gets a surprise phone call. “I think we might have an oyster problem,” he reveals to business partner Sara Scroggins, after some unwelcome news. “The storms really hit the farms we...

Mint Condition Fitness supporting Boys & Girls Clubs

mint condition fitness
When the body burns fat, where does it go? In Los Gatos, those burned calories can be converted into cash for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley. Mint Condition Fitness, which has helped Los Gatans and residents from surrounding communities hit their fitness goals...

Los Gatos Planning Years of Deficits

Los Gatos Council budget update Zoom screenshot
Town staff presented Council on Feb. 15 with a dismal picture of a pandemic recovery requiring around $2 million in deficits through 2026/27, although this year isn’t turning out as bad as anticipated. In fact, Los Gatos expects to be $500,000 less in the hole...