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November 24, 2022
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Town settles on sites to target for residential development

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Los Gatos submitted its draft Housing Element plan, which sets out how the Town plans to grow the number of residential units in the community, to State officials Oct. 14. While the Housing Element approach to urban planning has been with California for decades, only...

Court of Appeal considers whether to free ‘party mom’ again

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California’s 6th District Court of Appeal heard arguments Oct. 13 about whether a Los Gatos woman charged with throwing alcohol-fuelled parties for teens should be released from jail. A Superior Court judge denied bail for Shannon O’Connor earlier this year, but the State Supreme Court...

577 lose water service due to construction SNAFU

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Update 11:25 am, Oct. 25, 2022: Boil water advisory lifted, San Jose Water officials said Monday. Update 5:22pm, Oct. 21, 2022: Area under boil-water advisory. Utility officials said Monday evening they had lifted a boil water advisory for Los Gatos residents affected by a service outage...

Los Gatos’ elementary school district to pay $5.1 million in child sex abuse case

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Updated: 11:58 am, Oct. 21, 2022 Los Gatos' public elementary school system has agreed to pay a total of $5.1 million to two men who were sexually abused as children by Blossom Hill Elementary School teacher Joseph Brian Houg, the lawyers for the victims said...

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...

Health officer urges residents to get new Covid booster

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Santa Clara County's top health official urged residents Monday to get an updated Covid-19 booster vaccine if they are eligible to do so as the holiday season approaches. According to Health Officer and Public Health Director Dr. Sara Cody, just 11 percent of Santa Clara...

Officers recognized for saving lives, nabbing thieves

Police officers and civilians were honored for going above the call of duty during an official luncheon attended by more than 100 people on Oct. 6. The Los Gatos Monte-Sereno Police Foundation event, held at the History Club of Los Gatos, bestowed accolades for recovering...

COMING SOON: Town on verge of handing theater keys to CineLux

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Paul Gunsky navigates his way around the boxes stacked up next to the concession booth inside Los Gatos’ classic theater building. The CineLux CEO—who jokingly refers to his title as “head popcorn popper”—has been crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s as his company edges...

Los Gatos schools settle one sex abuse case, face trial in another

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The Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District has agreed to pay a former student athlete $3.485 million for sexual abuse that she said she endured for more than three years, in a settlement announced this week. Beginning in 1999, the plaintiff in the case,...

Harmonie Park taps former mayor to launch land-use consultancy

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One of the developers behind the North 40 project along Highway 17 in Los Gatos has brought the town’s former mayor, Marcia Jensen, on board to launch a consultancy. The Bachman Avenue-headquartered Harmonie Park Development, a company with around 10 million square feet under management,...

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