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September 26, 2023
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Participants of Community Police Academy reach finish line

grad shakes chief's hand
It was the day after retired Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department Sgt. Tam McCarthy helped lay a long-time cop, John Pernick, to rest. So on Oct. 27, as he gave an address at a much more celebratory gathering—the inaugural Los Gatos Community Police Academy graduation—he...

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

Baldwin Wallace flowers
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...

Residents get crash-course on what to do during an earthquake

Arn Andrews debrief
Local residents went through a dry-run of how to react to a natural disaster, Saturday, when they were hit with a 7.2 magnitude “earthquake.” The imaginary calamity was organized by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Community Emergency Response Team. The participants were dealing with a faux-quake...

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

school bus and stop sign with lights
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...

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...

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...

Students send Class of 2023 off with inspiring words (GALLERY)

After a winter that included an atmospheric river natural disaster, Los Gatos High School’s Class of 2023 was dispatched into the wider world in a June 9 ceremony held outdoors in pleasant conditions. The event, broadcast live on public access station KCAT, gave student speakers...

Supervisor tours Los Gatos’ transitional kindergarten ‘hub’

transitional kindergarten
Transitional kindergarten teacher Kajsa Byrne had the children in her Lexington Elementary class gathered around a circular table, engrossed in a literacy assignment. They scarcely noticed some of the region’s most powerful educational figures enter the room. Michael Stock, a science, technology, engineering, art and math...

Schwarzenegger visits Saratoga Elementary as Netflix show FUBAR hits #1

whisper Murphy
Arnold Schwarzenegger had been in full-on hype mode down in Hollywood as he’s at the center of two major projects for Los Gatos streaming giant Netflix: FUBAR (2023), an action-comedy TV series, and Arnold, a Lesley Chilcott-directed docuseries about his life. Yet, in the weeks...

Board of Education appoints Area 3 trustee

pencil crayons
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...