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September 26, 2023
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Housing developer tries to back out of union-hiring rule

Quito Village
From the parking lot, there's nothing to suggest that Quito Village is the California housing policy equivalent of a unicorn, or that the seemingly low-key project is sitting at the center of one of this year's biggest political fights. Peek through one of the gates...

Chamber of Commerce wins funding boost from Council

Catherine Somers
Over the past several years under the leadership of Executive Director Catherine Somers, the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce has become a vital cog in the community’s economic engine. It’s funded self-guided walking tours, produced informational brochures, hosted meetings for merchants, and created a Santa...

Community pooled resources to build entrance wall at Double D’s

community members admire wall
On April 25, Los Gatos residents gathered to cheer on the completion of a wall meant to welcome people to downtown. “It just seemed like a no-brainer,” said Darin Devincenzi, co-owner of Double D’s Sports Grille, about the initiative to create a short, curved wall...

Builders prepare Old Town’s soon-to-be Salt & Straw interior as founder digs into the “Vault”

Salt & Straw contractors
As ice creamery Salt & Straw prepares its Los Gatos launch, the company is rolling out a new slate of flavors from co-founder Tyler Malek harkening back to its earliest days. The new menu items, which it's calling “the Vault Series,” will be released ahead...

Anxiety over regional economy continues

Silicon Valley Bank
Two weeks after it collapsed in the face of a run on its deposits, former tech-lending giant Silicon Valley Bank—and the health of big and small technology companies—was in the national headlines once again. Late in the night on Sunday, March 26, the Federal Deposit...

Los Gatos shoe designer says creations are meant to inspire women

shoe designer with her creations
Flor de Maria Rivera, a Los Gatos shoe designer, has been staying in Carmel-by-the-Sea in recent days, spending time with family. The power outages she’s been dealing with there have reminded her of growing up in South America. “I feel like I’m back in Peru,” she...

Sun comes out, but many Los Gatans still without power

Sun comes out
As sunshine beamed down into the Santa Clara Valley, Thursday around noon, electricity provider Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s online dashboard showed more than 500 customers in the Los Gatos area were still in the dark, following a severe storm system that knocked out...

Boutique ice creamery Salt & Straw to open Los Gatos location

Kim Malek businesswoman
Back in the late ‘90s when Kim Malek worked at Yahoo! in Mountain View, she learned to surf in Santa Cruz—one of her fondest memories—and hung out amid Los Gatos’ cute shops. Now, after launching one of the West Coast’s most in-demand ice cream chains,...

Pizza My Heart owner attends State of the Union

Chuck Hammers
Los Gatos resident and Capitola business owner Chuck Hammers was invited by Rep. Jimmy Panetta to the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 7 to attend the State of the Union Address by President Joe Biden. Hammers is the owner of Pizza My Heart in Capitola Village,...

Hometown tech giant Netflix chills on password-sharing: Here’s how locals feel about it…

Netflix campus
Editor: With Netflix in the process of rolling out new password-sharing rules in Latin America—and as digital TV and movie viewers have been criticizing the company for the impending crackdown—we sent our newest journalist, Don Le, on assignment to suss out how Los Gatans...