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September 23, 2023
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Castle Rock State Park photo

State Parks announces expansion of Castle Rock State Park

California State Parks and the Sempervirens Fund announced permanent additions to expand Castle Rock State Park in Los Gatos on Aug. 15.  The $4.21 million...
California kelp bed

California talks next steps after conserving 631K acres in one year

California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot on June 21 shared California's progress on the 30X30 plan, a goal to protect 30% of the state's...
Erik Chalhoub's photo of goats among grasses

Goats @ work

These goats chomp away on brush that towers over them on the hillside behind the Los Gatos Library on Sunday. The library recently received a...

344 pounds of electronic junk, 52 tires, 20 mattresses…

Santa Clara County is reminding residents about a six-month-old website where people can report illegal dumping.  The site, www.cleanupscc.org, was launched last November using a...

Food donations increase after implementation of new law

A new state law allowed Santa Clara County businesses to donate almost 5 million pounds of food during the first half of 2022, according...
Hillview Cleaners closed

Environmental cleanup at Saratoga dry cleaner site results in massive improvement

In October 2004, when inspectors tested the water in front of the Hillview Cleaners dry cleaner in downtown Saratoga, they discovered serious contamination. They found...
raccoon stuck in roof

Los Gatos raccoon rescue shows humane approach to uninvited animals

On Friday morning, Rebecca Dmytryk, CEO of Humane Wildlife Control, got sad news from Santa Cruz County officials. A cougar had been reported dead in...
Considering the general plan (zoom)

Planning Commission gets first crack at Draft General Plan

It’s the sprawling document that will direct Los Gatos' future in the coming years, and on April 13 Planning Commissioners had their chance to...
Power and Service

Mountain residents protest PG&E power outages

About 30 Santa Cruz Mountain residents made their way to downtown San Jose on Sept. 9 and bunched up on the concrete steps of...