CPR chest compressions
Demonstrating chest compressions on CPR doll in a First Aid class. (Shutterstock)

LOCAL SCENE for the week of Dec. 14-20, 2022.

Town offices closing for holidays

Town of Los Gatos administrative offices will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2. 

The library will also be closed Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2.

Renter input sought for Housing Element update

The Town of Los Gatos is seeking input from residents who are currently renting or have a history of renting in Los Gatos to complete an anonymous survey.  

This information will be considered in the Housing Element update process. The Housing Element is a strategic plan for housing the Town’s present and future residents. 

The survey will be open through Jan. 12.

To view a copy of the survey, visit EngageLosGatosHousing.com. Hard copies are available at the Community Development Department and in the library. 

The electronic and hard copy versions of the survey are also available in Spanish and Russian.

First Aid training in Los Gatos

Safety Training Seminars, an official American Heart Association Training Center based in San Jose, has expanded its footprint with three new CPR training centers, including one in Los Gatos, according to a press release. Each of the new locations offers paths to certification in various lifesaving skills, including CPR, BLS, ACLS, and PALS.

In alignment with its existing centers, Safety Training Seminars’ new training centers provide daily training courses with flexible schedules to meet the needs of busy healthcare professionals, says the press release. The new locations are at 236 North Santa Cruz Ave. in Los Gatos; 15585 Monterey Road in Morgan Hill; and 1400 Coleman Ave. in Santa Clara.

Each location offers CPR, BLS, ACLS and PALS certification courses. Programs consist of online learning components and on-site skills testing, which leads to certification in the relevant area.

“Safety Training Seminars’ mission is to make lifesaving training programs more accessible to

Californians so they can advance in their careers or feel confident to step in during an emergency,” said Laura Seidel, owner of Safety Training Seminars. “Our three new locations help us continue to advance this mission by offering flexible training schedules at locations around San Jose.”

Safety Training Seminars is a woman-owned business offering essential lifesaving training and certification courses since 1989, says the press release. With more than 32 locations throughout

Northern California, Safety Training Centers is committed to offering affordable, flexible training in comfortable classrooms.

To learn more about the courses offered at Safety Training Seminars’ locations and to register, visit bayareacpr.org.

Board of Education appoints Area 3 trustee

On Nov. 28, the Santa Clara County Board of Education unanimously approved the selection of Donald Rocha as the provisionally appointed trustee for Area 3. 

Trustee Area 3 includes the Cambrian, Campbell Union, Luther Burbank, Moreland, Union and Campbell Union High School districts and a small portion of San Jose Unified and Santa Clara Unified school districts. 

The seat becomes vacant on Dec. 21, when the deferred resignation of Trustee Rosemary Kamei takes effect. Kamei was elected to the San Jose City Council in June.

Rocha will be sworn in on Dec. 21. As the provisional appointee, he will fill the remainder of the term which ends after the November 2024 election is certified. He joins the seven-member county board of education from his current position as a school board member in the Cambrian School District.

Rocha’s first board meeting will be Jan. 18. The public can view the Santa Clara County Board of Education meetings at tinyurl.com/sccboardmeeting.

Previous articleTown Manager gets 3% raise; Town Attorney gets 1.5% bump
Next articleAs Los Gatos rejigs traffic-calming plan, Blossom Hill neighbors share plight
A staff member wrote, edited or posted this article, which may include information provided by one or more third parties.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here