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April 12, 2024
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Longtime Los Gatos editor Dick Sparrer dies at 72

Dick Sparrer
Longtime Los Gatos journalist Dick Sparrer died Saturday, according to family members, after a long illness. He was 72. He worked in newspapers for 45 years before retiring at the end of 2016 after 15 years as the Los Gatos Weekly-Times’ editor.  “It seems like only...

Bar’s rebirth stirs Los Gatos

Getting Low on the Dancefloor
The Houserockers brought a packed house down as they belted out their rendition of “Shout” by Otis Day and the Knights, along with plenty of other classics, Feb. 26. Venue owner Alex Hult couldn’t have hoped for anything more for his relaunch of the old...

Lawsuit of officer in SJSU arrest video thrown out

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On Dec. 9, a U.S. Northern District judge rejected the wrongful-dismissal lawsuit of a former Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police officer who was the subject of a controversial body camera video depicting a bloody use-of-force incident while employed at San Jose State University. Johnathon Silva was...

Los Gatos girls soccer aim to coalesce and put together another winning season

A 6-0 loss to a powerhouse St. Francis side on Dec. 4 showed the Los Gatos High girls soccer team is still learning to mesh with each other on the field and figuring things out. However, the Wildcats are confident the talent on the...

Fewer students could lead to changes at high schools

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A new report says declining enrollments at local elementary and middle schools may mean changes are coming to Los Gatos and Saratoga high schools. The 2021-22 Demographics & Enrollment Projections Report by the consulting firm SchoolWorks was discussed by the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School...

Los Gatos girls basketball team aim for league and section titles

For the Los Gatos High girls basketball team, the future is now. The Wildcats have height, athleticism and youth on their side, which should make for an exciting season.  Coach Sara Quilici Giles is in her fourth season with the team, but she said this...

Woman accused of holding teen sex parties denied bail

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The defense for the woman accused of throwing parties for teens in her Los Gatos mansion was dealt a huge blow during a bail hearing Feb. 3, not only because she was denied bail, but also due to the judge tipping his hand about...

New Italian eatery earns early accolade with write-up in prestigious Michelin guide

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It’s the Friday afternoon before Valentine’s Day when Asa Los Gatos proprietor Andrew Welch gets a surprise phone call. “I think we might have an oyster problem,” he reveals to business partner Sara Scroggins, after some unwelcome news. “The storms really hit the farms we...

“Meet Chief Jamie Field” (Photo Gallery)

Jamie Field police chief
The posh La Rinconada Country Club was the site of a dress-up meet-and-greet with Los Gatos' new top cop, who recently marked 100 days in the role. The public safety-focused gathering was put on by the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Foundation. Attendees were given a...

Los Gatos man on probation for insider trading now faces decades in prison

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After being scooped up by the FBI recently during a federal court hearing in the Northern District of California, Mounir Gad, 35, had just made bail ($50,000—cash) and was on his way back to Los Gatos. He’d been ordered to live, once again, with...