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May 17, 2024
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“FREE THE SMILES” -Parents demand school board remove masks from kids

FREE THE SMILES sign
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...

Hats off! (Photos)

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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...

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...

Los Gatos elementary school district sued over child molestation by former teacher

Joseph Brian Hour
The Los Gatos Union School District, along with the former Blossom Hill Elementary School teacher who pled “no contest” to child molestation and child annoyance charges last month, are both now being sued by the parents of one of the students that the teacher...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Los Gatos High School principal to retire

principal's office
Kevin Buchanan sat in his office overlooking the front lawn as the rain faded into blue sky just before noon on Friday. Last month, the 64-year-old Los Gatos High School principal broke the news to the school community that this year will be his final...

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...
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