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June 2, 2023
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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...
Bean Spray Pump

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...
Macabee house

Discover LOST Gatos: A classic American success

Did you celebrate Groundhog Day last week? Me neither. But it’s a major media event back East, especially in Punxsutawney, Penn. where the tradition...

Much ado about an entryway

At first glance, it may have appeared a routine Planning Commission item where a well-connected former mayor was attempting to get a variance pushed...
Hofstra block

DISCOVER LOST GATOS: The Historic Hofstra Block

The iconic La Cañada building on the corner of West Main Street and North Santa Cruz Avenue, with its circular bay window and signature...
Saratoga ballet student

Local dancers playing memorable roles in South Bay-reimagined ‘Nutcracker’

Two local dancers are honing their moves to get ready for the upcoming “The San Jose Nutcracker” production, which reimagines the Pyotr Tchaikovsky classic...
Premier Theater


The imminent reopening of the Los Gatos Theater is the perfect time to take a look back at the history of this major downtown...
Charlene and quote

Op-Ed: Town must seek proof before recognizing ‘Original Inhabitants’

In a recent Los Gatan article, titled “Town’s effort to acknowledge earliest residents fraught with challenges,” journalist Drew Penner was attempting to shed light...