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September 26, 2023
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New Chamber director promises to put ‘fastidious’ nature to work for local businesses

Lin and her shoes
The current mayor of Monte Sereno hails from the Greater Toronto Area. And now, adding to the ranks of Canucks turned Silicon Valley leaders is the new executive director of the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce—as she is also from the GTA. But while Jennifer...

Mother confirms body of missing Saratoga teen found

Katherine Schneider
The mother of a missing 17-year-old girl confirmed on social media Sunday that human remains found near Castle Rock Park were her daughter's.  Nola Schneider, the mother of Katherine “Katie” Schneider, said her daughter died in a car accident. The girl was reported missing on July...

Planning Commission approves memory-care and assisted-living facility

Memory Care and Assisted Living site
The Planning Commission recently agreed to support a memory-care and assisted-living facility proposal from Swenson Builders. The 7-2 decision (commissioners Susan Burnett and Melanie Hanssen were opposed) came after company representative Jessie Bristow confirmed they’d be willing to drop the height by a foot on...

Town cracks down on property owner for weeds (Council Briefs)

weed abatement manager
Los Gatos followed through on its plan to fine a property owner for allowing weeds to get out of control, during its Aug. 1 meeting. Council heard that property owners are charged $92 for an initial inspection. Delinquents are then charged $92 each year for the...

Fanny pack stolen; mystery individual enters business, takes shower; mail taken (Police Blotter, July 30-Aug. 5)

Fanny Packs
July 30 • A fanny pack was reported stolen on Terreno De Flores Lane. • A man who was reportedly “banging on the door” told the resident to buy some candy on Winchester Circle at 8:17pm. • A man was arrested for driving under the influence of...

Guinness World Record: Los Gatos resident named oldest to visit North Pole

At the North Pole
Last month, the internet lit up with incredible news—Yosemite National Park’s iconic Half Dome had been summited by a 93-year-old man named Everett Kalin from the East Bay. But Los Gatos is home to its own nonagenarian adventurer, Ed Stahl, who was recently awarded the...

Man in black dances in the middle of the street, stopping afternoon traffic (Police Blotter, July 23-July 29)

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police shoulder patch
July 23 • A man was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance and unlawful paraphernalia on Bascom Avenue at 12:18am. • A suspect was arrested for trespassing on Belgatos Lane at 11:31am. • A suspect was reportedly stealing rocks in front of a business...

Teens spread ketchup on woman’s car, tell her it’s blood, steal her wallet (Police Blotter, July 16-22)

police SUV
From the files of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department for the week of July 16-22. July 16 • A man was arrested for disorderly conduct on the 200 block of N. Santa Cruz Avenue at 9:04pm. July 17 • A woman was arrested for petty theft on...

Coroner identifies 76-year-old scooterist killed in Cambrian Park traffic collision

MEC composite2
The Santa Clara County Office of the Medical Examiner-Coroner has identified the man who was killed in a Cambrian Park traffic collision this week as a 76-year-old San Jose resdient. Yongde Wo was killed around 4:20am Monday when his motorized scooter collided with a vehicle,...

Actors protest at Netflix’ headquarters

Kathryn Howell and Kim Jiang Dubaniewicz protest at the Netflix HQ
Cries of “Union power!” rang out across Winchester Boulevard, July 20, in the 91-degree Fahrenheit heat, as the actors' strike arrived in Los Gatos, with Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) members picketing in front of Netflix’s corporate...