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December 5, 2022
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To ease back-to-school blues, therapy dogs pay visit to high school

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Emotional support dogs from the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department and the nonprofit Canine Companions joined high schoolers for lunch on Los Gatos High School’s front lawn, Aug. 24. Organizer Esha Bagora, a junior at the school, said the idea was to provide stress relief...

Having a mental health crisis? Try dialing 9-8-8

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People experiencing mental health-related distress can now call 988, the new three-digit dialing code, to access the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. On July 16, the 988 dialing code began routing people in crisis to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline services. The shortened number may make...

Funding secured for Blossom Hill Road office sale

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A pair of Los Gatos medical businesses are making the move from leasing to owning. This morning, Walnut Creek-based Bay Area Development Co. said it had finalized a longterm "SBA 504" loan that will allow Young Naturopathic Center for Wellness and John McCleve D.D.S. to...

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...

Nonprofit to test heart health of student athletes

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A Los Gatos nonprofit started by the family of a teenager who died unexpectedly has launched a partnership with the Campbell Union High School District to test the hearts of some students. On June 16, the District voted to require heart screenings for 9th and...

Providers ready to ramp up services in wake of ruling

As the news broke on June 24 that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade, local healthcare activists and politicians reflected the general sentiment that reverberated across Santa Clara County: anger, sadness and shock. But in the midst of the emotional turmoil, local...

Lung cancer can attack without a cigarette in sight

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I walked out of a chemistry lab my freshman year of college, excited to call my family and update them on my newfound independence. What greeted me on the other line was not exciting news, however, it was news that crushed my soul.  “Kaitlyn,” my grandmother...

Launch of SPENGA fitness studio in Los Gatos puts spotlight on healthy living

Tin Tin Wisniewski says she’s hooked on working out at the new SPENGA fitness studio on Los Gatos Boulevard.
Cheers rang out from a group of young women at the sparkling fitness studio in northern Los Gatos, May 25. One of them, 36-year-old Cibele Menezes, had just received word from the SPENGA head office in Chicago they’d officially certified her to teach at their...

Anguish and gratitude at memorial for 2021 mass shooting victims

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As radio commentators on Silicon Valley airwaves analyzed the latest mass shooting in Texas, local officials gathered outside a mental health facility in San Jose to mark the year that’s passed since the one that happened on Valley Transportation Authority property. On May 26, 2021,...

Child sex crimes case put on hold for Los Gatos baker

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The criminal case against a man who ran an artisianal bakery in Los Gatos and is accused of several child sex offenses has been paused as the court decides if he’s mentally fit to stand trial. Ali Asghar Shemirani has been charged with three felonies...