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June 2, 2023
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Hats off! (Photos)

caps and gowns
Los Gatos High School’s Class of 2022 celebrated their graduation on June 3. From dry grad party plans to studying for finals, the community had been looking forward to this for months. Principal Kevin Buchanan said the school is very proud of graduatesand staff “who have...

“FREE THE SMILES” -Parents demand school board remove masks from kids

Parents who are fed up with having to make their kids wear masks to school protested this morning outside of R.J. Fisher Middle School, which is next to the Los Gatos Union School District offices. They say research from infectious disease scientists suggests that children...

LGHS alum looking forward to first on-stage performance since lockdown

Braden Taylor collage
Braden Taylor, now 38, made an early performing arts splash. In a Daves Avenue Elementary School performance of “Alice in Wonderland,” he was part of the ensemble scenery. Then, he played a reporter when the school put on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” the following...

Historic house reopening to the public

Grant Ranch House
After Josephine Grant McCreery bought out her siblings’ interest in a property in the Mt. Hamilton foothills, she lived in its main house until she died in 1972. When she died, according to her will, Save the Redwoods League got half of the ranch, with...

Student performance remains steady during pandemic, principals report

online schooling illustration
Local high schools are starting to get a sense of just how far students are falling behind due to Covid-19. And unlike other districts in the region, for the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, the answer appears to be—not much. After the first grading period,...

School district asking voters to hike parcel tax

The Los Gatos Union School District’s parcel tax expires next June, so voters are being asked to renew—and increase—the existing parcel tax. There will be two vote centers open in Los Gatos for the Nov. 2 election, with vote-by-mail ballots hitting mailboxes in early October.   The...

Have Los Gatos kids been naughty or nice this year?

st mary's school kindergarten letters santa
Letters to Santa are a long-time tradition, with wee little ones usually telling the big guy they’ve been “good boys and girls this year.” Occasionally, a child will admit they’ve been both naughty and nice, which is what 5-year-old Jefferson, Emmett and Blake, and 6-year-old...

Special Games draws hundreds to West Valley College

Special Games Parade
A tradition that started more than 40 years ago is back up and running. After being put on pause during the pandemic, the 42nd Annual Kiwanis Special Games featured more than 600 children of varying ability levels at West Valley College as they competed in...

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...

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

Saratoga Musician
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...