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June 20, 2024
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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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...

District celebrates National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

LGHS merit scholars
Los Gatos High School (LGHS) and Saratoga High School (SHS) honored their 2024 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists this fall after the names of more than 16,000 Semifinalists were publicly announced as part of the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  The Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High...