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February 28, 2024
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Fire destroys garage

Garage Fire
No one was displaced when a fire tore through a garage on Stetson Road in Los Gatos on Jan. 23. According to Cal Fire, firefighters were dispatched around 2:40am to the fire. When Engine 1791 from Burrell Cal Fire Station 47 arrived, they found a fire...

3 tequila bottles stolen; children playing ‘too loudly’ outside on Towne Terrace sparks argument (Police Blotter, Jan. 14-20)

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Jan. 14 • A man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on the 100 block of Los Gatos Boulevard at 3:02am. • A caller reported a group of people in two vehicles for “blasting music” and “talking loud” on N. Santa Cruz Avenue...

Town begins 2024 rework of Housing Element

Melanie Hanssen
Los Gatos continues to plod along in the revision of its Housing Element, holding hours of community meetings to workshop the critical housing document that has failed State scrutiny five times. Unlike the Scotts Valley Draft Housing Element which was rubber-stamped by its Planning Commission...

A caller said they were “stalked” by teens with squirt gun; dozens reported to police for working-out (Police Blotter, Jan 7-13)

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A caller reported people for participating in a fitness class; other items listed in the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department's blotter from Jan. 7-13 included grand theft, attempted murder, battery and burglary.

Lot adjustment appeal shot-down after developer produces map from 1927

Alison Steer
The Los Gatos Town Council rejected an appeal by a neighbor opposed to a proposed lot adjustment on a Los Robles Way property. Following a bit of back-and-forth with Town Attorney Gabrielle Whelan about the 17200 Los Robles Way site—and after the developer produced an...

Town agrees to put $50K extra into disability plan

wheelchaired two
The Town Council has agreed to top-up a consultant with an additional $50,000 to help with the development of a comprehensive disability infrastructure plan. This involves a $35,150 budget transfer from the Curb, Gutter & Sidewalk Maintenance project to cover a financial anomaly.

Man reported for trying to climb onto a Bruce Ave roof; large parties on Glen Ridge Ave and Oka Rd (Police Blotter, Dec. 31-Jan. 6)

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A man was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance and unlawful paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, disorderly conduct, burglarizing a vehicle, and more crimes that were reported in Los Gatos-Monte Sereno, during as 2023 rolled into 2024.

Stolen vehicle recovered on Christmas Day; caller reports neighbor for ‘being loud’ in hot tub on Almendra Ave (Police Blotter, Dec. 24-30)

police cruiser over the holidays
A man was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery on a peace officer, two people stole packages from a porch on Christmas Eve, and the holiday season, once again, wasn't free from cases of people driving under the influence of alcohol.

Sextant Strategies & Research won’t comment on 16th Congressional District poll that omitted previous runner-up

Saratoga resident Rishi Kumar
On Monday, 16th Congressional District candidate Evan Low announced he’d added the endorsement of U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler to a tally that already includes former Los Gatos mayors Marcia Jensen, Marico Sayoc and Rob Rennie. This demonstrated serious momentum, especially considering opponent Joe Simitian previously...

License plate stolen; woman found lying naked in the middle of the road; bottle of cologne taken (Police Blotter, Dec. 17-23)

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A man was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol, another for driving with a suspended license, and another for possessing a controlled substance, among other incidents, in the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno region during the Dec. 17-23 period.
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