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April 12, 2024
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Hercules Draft House and Cantina opens

Reyes with his family
After a few years working at Shepherd & Sims, Beltran Reyes, 36, says he’s excited to launch a restaurant in the Los Gatos space where Flights used to occupy. While his previous employer offered American cuisine, Hercules Draft House and Cantina, where he’s one of...

Downtown dining scene evolving with European flair

outdoor dining downtown los gatos
The once-popular Le Boulanger has been sitting empty at the corner of Main Street and Montebello Way for nearly three years, but sometime this summer the black window coverings will come down and a new restaurant, the Parkside, will open for business. Right next door,...

400+ guns turned in as part of firearm ‘buyback’ program

gun buyback haul
The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department participated in the Santa Clara County Gun Buyback at the Milpitas Community Center on May 22, which saw more than 400 firearms voluntarily turned in by residents.  Up to $100 was offered per handgun or rifle and $200 per...

Los Gatos High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ready for triumphant return

A Hall of Fame induction ceremony tends to be a significant event for various reasons, but this year’s version of the Los Gatos High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony has the added layer that it will be the first one since 2019.  The rescheduled...

Tearful testimony at bail hearing for woman accused of throwing parties for teens

Shannon O'Connor at bail hearing
A group of teenagers who say they were victimized by Los Gatos resident Shannon O’Connor, who’s accused of throwing parties for minors and permitting sexual abuse to take place at her home, filed into the Santa Clara County Superior Courtroom alongside parents on Jan....

Instead of vacating, The Maids’ Quarters fights on

Maids' Quarters Remains Open
The day after its lease expired, downtown linen boutique The Maids' Quarters continued to offer its pillows, antique goods and high-end button-up shirts for sale. It's the latest development in a bitter feud where the long-time Los Gatos independent retailer claims it was duped into...

One told she looked like an “Italian model,” another says writing censored: sex abuse fight challenges in Silicon Valley

sex assault survivors march
“Survivor rights are human rights!” “Rapists do not belong at prom!” “Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Gender violence has got to go!” These were just some of the chants about 70-80 students and others belted out as they walked along N. Santa Cruz Avenue just after...

First Buyer at North 40 is Relishing Her Triumphant Return to Los Gatos

Mary at Home
She used to live just up the road, but was forced to leave Los Gatos by circumstance. But now, Mary McLean, 55, has returned triumphantly.  She played a guessing game with this reporter, during the recent Chamber of Commerce Wine Walk. The rhetorical question: “Who was...

Tenants hopeful as San Francisco company buys El Gato Village

El Gato Village sign
It’s the place to go if you want to get lingonberry Swedish pancakes, peek at the jarred reptile on your way to a $20 beard trim, or send out some packages all in one trip. And now, El Gato Village—the 15710 Los Gatos Blvd. space...

Police arrest 15 catalytic converter theft suspects in South Bay

Investigators arrested more than a dozen people suspected of being involved in catalytic converter thefts from vehicles in cities throughout the Bay Area, according to San Jose Police.  The arrest of 15 suspects over several weeks was the culmination of a six-month investigation into the...