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December 11, 2023
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The long-lost Interurban Railroad (Discover LOST Gatos)

For this week's Discover LOST Gatos installment, contributor Alan Feinberg digs into the history of public transit... For as long as I can remember, people...

DISCOVER LOST GATOS: The historic Coggeshall Mansion

As we bid farewell to The Palms restaurant, let’s take a look at the history of this landmark Los Gatos property. The stately nine-room Queen...
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Discover LOST Gatos: Lost stories of local schools

As a new school year begins, let’s take a look at what a typical school day was like in our community years ago. You’ll...
Boy Scouts at 9/11 memorial in Los Gatos

Educating the younger generation a focus at this year’s 9/11 memorial

In On That Day: the definitive timeline of 9/11, author William M. Arkin notes that at 9:36am on Sept. 11, 2001, Lt. Col. Kevin...
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DISCOVER LOST GATOS: The historic Rankin Block

The long-awaited arrival of the Parkside restaurant on the downtown dining scene is the perfect time for a story about the landmark building they’ll...
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Discover LOST Gatos: The long lost Hotel Lyndon

The former Hotel Lyndon may be the most notable Los Gatos landmark lost to history. This magnificent hotel was built by one of our...

Rancho Rinconada de Los Gatos

While some believe that Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day, it’s actually just a minor Mexican holiday which commemorates their victory over an...
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John Bean and the Valley of Heart’s Delight

Spring has finally arrived! As beautiful as it is today, imagine what spring was like when thousands of acres of fruit and nut trees...

New Almaden offers insights into 19th century life

Early spring is an ideal time to visit Almaden Quicksilver County Park and the adjacent village of New Almaden, for the wildflowers and a...
Charles Henry McKiernan

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Mountain Charlie!

St. Patrick’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to pay homage to one of Los Gatos’ most fascinating and colorful characters, Charles Henry McKiernan, better...