Remembering our Issue 1 launch, on the eve of the second (photos + video)


Today we are “putting to bed” (as they say in the news biz) our second issue of the Los Gatan newspaper. That means you’ll start seeing the second-ever edition of our community newspaper on stands tomorrow.

So, what better time to remember how much fun we had launching the inaugural issue??

It was exciting to be able to debut the Los Gatan, Sept. 1, 2021, for this oh-so-stellar community of Los Gatos.

The evening kicked off with light hors d’oeuvres and bubbly at Rootstock Wine Bar along N. Santa Cruz Avenue. It continued with media industry vets reminiscing about historical journalism exploits. And it progressed into the warm, milky twilight, as new connections were made and future plans discussed.

(Check out the video, below, which captures the essence of the event)

After all, this is the start of something big. You may have missed out on the first party. But there are amazing things afoot.

We look forward to having you along for the ride.

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Drew Penner is an award-winning Canadian journalist whose reporting has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Good Times Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times, Scotts Valley Press Banner, San Diego Union-Tribune, KCRW and the Vancouver Sun. Please send your Los Gatos and Santa Cruz County news tips to [email protected].


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