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November 27, 2022
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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...

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...

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...

Vaccination rates are so high, Covid-19-prevention clinic will offer flu shot, too

Welcome Back to School
By the time the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District held its first meeting since classes returned, Aug. 24, it’d already dealt with two coronavirus cases—a teacher and a student—one in Saratoga, and one in Los Gatos. While demonstrating the publicly-available “dashboard” for trustees, Brian...

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...

Fewer students could lead to changes at high schools

los gatos high school
A new report says declining enrollments at local elementary and middle schools may mean changes are coming to Los Gatos and Saratoga high schools. The 2021-22 Demographics & Enrollment Projections Report by the consulting firm SchoolWorks was discussed by the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School...

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...

Parents pulling out all the stops for LGHS Grad Night 2022

The Teacher Band performs
About 150 parents have been toiling away on plans for the carnival set to be unveiled at Los Gatos High School to send seniors off into the wider world in style. The Class of 2022 Grad Night committee has about 75 co-chairs, as the community...

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...

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...
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