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February 4, 2023
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Children lead environmental project in Plaza Park

camp clean-up
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...

Los Gatos’ elementary school district to pay $5.1 million in child sex abuse case

Joseph Brian Hour
Updated: 11:58 am, Oct. 21, 2022 Los Gatos' public elementary school system has agreed to pay a total of $5.1 million to two men who were sexually abused as children by Blossom Hill Elementary School teacher Joseph Brian Houg, the lawyers for the victims said...

During School Bus Safety Week, CHP urges residents to take caution

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With National School Bus Safety Week underway, the California Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to stop for the carriers of the most precious cargo. Running Oct. 17-21, the week is meant to bring awareness to the personal responsibility involved in ensuring students make it to...

Los Gatos schools settle one sex abuse case, face trial in another

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The Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District has agreed to pay a former student athlete $3.485 million for sexual abuse that she said she endured for more than three years, in a settlement announced this week. Beginning in 1999, the plaintiff in the case,...

Jewish K-8 day school welcomes new head

New Jewish teacher and wife
Tzachi Rechter has been named Head of School of Los Gatos’ Yavneh Day School. The board of trustees announced the news Aug. 12. He will succeed Cindy Schlesinger, the school’s previous leader, and Sarah Munson, who’s been serving as Interim Head of School. “Over the course of...

Kids can become little archeologists at Anderson Lake County Park on Coyote Creek Habitat Day

teaching kids outdoors
You'll be able to say "Hello," to a California King Snake named Morticia and dig into Earth's history as part of a special event organized by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. That's because the Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center and the Santa...

Locals launch supplement business; Civil Grand Jury seeks volunteers; theater major makes Montclair State Dean’s List (Local Scene)

Fuel 4 Ever
This week's "Local Scene" features a pair of Los Gatans aiming to make it big in the supplement game, the civil grand jury putting a call-out for new members and a thespian making the grade... Los Gatos residents launch supplement products Fuel 4 Ever, a family-owned...

Nonprofit to test heart health of student athletes

heart screening
A Los Gatos nonprofit started by the family of a teenager who died unexpectedly has launched a partnership with the Campbell Union High School District to test the hearts of some students. On June 16, the District voted to require heart screenings for 9th and...

Community in line for millions of dollars, including for Spooky Knoll Trail Project, education resources, Saratoga path

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Anna G. Eshoo, Los Gatos' voice in the House of Representatives, said yesterday the community is in line for millions of dollars for local projects, after they made the cut as part of $21.4 million in federal funds that could be headed to the...

Westmont High grad makes Dean’s List at Baldwin Wallace University

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Molaei named to Baldwin Wallace University Dean's List Jasmyn Molaei of Los Gatos, a Westmont High School graduate majoring in acting (BFA), has been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2022 semester at Baldwin Wallace University, according to Provost Stephen D. Stahl.  The Dean's...
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