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September 26, 2023
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Kids can become little archeologists at Anderson Lake County Park on Coyote Creek Habitat Day

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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...

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 elementary school district sued over child molestation by former teacher

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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...

Fewer students could lead to changes at high schools

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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...

Board of Education appoints Area 3 trustee

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On Nov. 28, the Santa Clara County Board of Education unanimously approved the selection of Donald Rocha as the provisionally appointed trustee for Area 3.  Trustee Area 3 includes the Cambrian, Campbell Union, Luther Burbank, Moreland, Union and Campbell Union High School districts and a...

Los Gatos High principal recalls helpless moments cradling student overdosing on opioid

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Los Gatos High School Principal Kevin Buchanan felt helpless on the third day of the 2021 school year. It wasn't the typical first-week-back chaos. Instead, Buchanan was sitting on the ground, cradling the body of a student—watching their face turn white, their body clammy,...

Elementary District puts student mental health first, in updated approach to learning

Cool Cat mascot and librarian
Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Los Gatos Education Foundation, recently visited Daves Avenue Elementary School, where its mascot, the Cool Cat, had been high-fiving students and handing out flyers. That was part of a drive during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to bolster the Los...

Battle-hardened robotics team drops by Kiwanis luncheon

Robotics team presents to Kiwanis
Members of the Los Gatos High School Robotics Team 972, who were finalists at the Silicon Valley Regional, and won the Archimedes Division at the FIRST World Championship in Houston, presented to the Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos, April 27. "This was a huge accomplishment...

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...