A resource for folks living in or moving to Los Gatos, by Mary Pope-Handy

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Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk

March 31, 2016

Los Gatos Wine WalkThe Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk will take place on Saturday, April 30th 2016 from 1:30 to 5:30pm. It is again located in the the down town and Old Town areas of Los Gatos. Enjoy wine tasting, free music, shopping, and the ambiance of our Gem City.  Sponsored by the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, this popular event is $45 in advance (til tomorrow!) and $50 from April 2nd to the day of the event, so get your tickets today!

For more details and info on how to register, please see the Los Gatos Chamber’s website. Cheers!

Free Distribution of Water Saving Devices ~ Friday, August 7 Santa Clara Valley Water District

Water dropFrom 10:30am to 2:30pm on Friday August 7 2015, stop by the Los Gatos Public Library to pick up your free water saving devices courtesy of the Santa Clara Valley Water District.  If that date doesn’t work for you, you can go to the Gilroy Public Library on Thursday, August 6 or the Mitchell Park Libary in Palo Alto on Wednesday Aug 6 during the same hours.

The SCVWD is giving away shower timers, aerators, low flow shower heads, hose nozzles, moisture meters, buckets to collect shower water, and more.  It’s free, so stop by and increase your water savings!

Los Gatos Public Library is located at 100 Villa Avenue, Los Gatos, adjacent to the Civic Center and close to Los Gatos High School. Beat the drought, conserve water, and get a helping hand from the water district!

Learn more at http://www.valleywater.org/droughtgear/

E-Recycle Event at Sereno Group in Los Gatos, Los Altos & Santa Cruz

April 16, 2012

Please stop by a Sereno Group office in Los Gatos, Los Altos or Santa Cruz to take part in a FREE e-waste, e-recycling collection event on Earth Day, Sunday April 22 from 9:30AM- 3:30 PM.

Sereno Group E-Recycle Day Information

Metech Recycling has an incredible 95% success rate with getting these items securely recycled for manufacture!

Items accepted:
Monitors/TVs
Computers/Laptops
Cell phones/Telecom Equipment
Wire/Cable/PC Boards/Scrap Metal
Video tapes
Mice/Keyboards
Printers/Fax/Copy Machines
Stereo Equipment, Speakers
DVD/CD/MP3 Players
Microwave Ovens

Please, No Household Appliances:
Vacuum Cleaners, Toasters, Ovens, Etc.
Also no lights of any kind, no batteries

Where to go to drop off the approved items?

Los Gatos/Saratoga
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd.
Los Gatos 408-335-1400

Los Altos/Palo Alto
369 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos 650-947-2900

Santa Cruz
2407 Porter St. #150
Soquel 831-460-1100

Service Provided by
GreenMouse, Inc. a CA State Approved Col lector , CEW ID# 103153
442 Reynolds Ci rcle, San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 464-9999
www.greenmouse.com

"Radiant Light: Memories from the Ming Quong Home in Los Gatos" Exhibit at the History Museum of Los Gatos

March 08, 2012

Ming Quong Home, historic photo on marketing piece for exhibit at the History Museum of Los GatosAn exhibit on the Ming Quong Home is on display at the History Museum of Los Gatos through July 15, 2012. “Radiant Light: Memories from the Ming Quong Home in Los Gatos” has been ongoing since mid February and some events have already taken place, but two more are still to come in May (info below).

 

Holiday Celebration at Testarossa

December 05, 2011

Testarossa Winery is hosting a holiday celebration at its tasting room in Los Gatos this Sunday, December 11th, from 12 noon to 4pm. The event includes music and an expanded pour. Reservations are not required. The wine tasting room is located at 300-A College Avenue, Los Gatos.

Learn more about this event on the Testarossa Winery website. Find directions on the same site as well.

 

 

TEDxLosGatos a big success

October 27, 2011

TEDxLosGatosKudos to Jonathan Knowles, with help from Jennifer Turner, for organizing an outrageously successful, interesting and first ever TEDx event in Los Gatos. It took place last night at the historic Opera House to a full house (perhaps 250 people?). This was a free event, as is always the case with TED.

Many of the speakers were local and presented live, but in addition there were video clips ranging from fun to serious, but all of them attention-getting.

So what was it all about? That’s what Jim and I were wondering before we headed there. Curiosity, plus an enjoyment of TED videos I’d seen online, made me what to give it a spin. TED’s website says that it provides “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world” or in short “ideas worth spreading“. There’s not a central theme or desired outcome other than getting people to think, process some new ideas, and (one would hope) later act on them.

TEDx events are independently organized TED events. The locally presented TEDx get togethers utilize the TED format, some material, but they are more grass-roots oriented with a lot of presentations being from folks nearby.

And that’s exactly what we had last night. There were 4 videos (some from a few years back) and the rest were all local, live presenters.

Topics ranged from lighthearted (a video of a parrot conversing with its trainer) to artistic (music and visual arts) to scientific and sociological. For many of us, it was a first taste of TED that didn’t come to us on our computers. It was nice to have the experience and also to share it with so many people that we know – or at least recognise from around town.

All around, it was a fun and informative evening. I’m looking forward to the next one.

 

 

 

Garage Sale at The Venue – Fabulous Fundraiser!

July 20, 2011

The VENUE will have a garage sale to support the Facility! Please suport The Venue by contributing Items to the sale, or buying from the Garage Sale! They would like to use the money for new games and equipment for the teens to use, as well for the kitchen upgrade this summer so that healthy and yummy food can be be sold in The Venue Cafe this coming school year!

Garage sale details:
 
Address: The Venue, 4 New York Ave. Los Gatos 95030.
Time: Saturday July 23rd from 10am to 1pm
Furniture: Sofa’s, End Tables, Storage Cabinets, Book Cases
Computers: File servers, computers, Key boards, mouse, Computer Monitors, power leads for computers and networking equipment and cables.
Electronics: TV’s, DVD’s Karaoke, Microwaves, Office Calculator, First Data Credit Card Terminal.
Music Recording and performing equipments, Microphones and stands,  Harbinger mixers, Dance Revolution Platforms
Office supplies: clocks, Whiteboards, notice boards, stationary, 4 drawer filing cabinets, files and folders, envelopes, Filing trays, Clothes: T shirts etc.
Home & furnishings, dishes, platters, area rugs, Picture frames,
Large Fish Aquarium – Stand alone fully housed and kitted out with pump, and fully interior decoration for fish. (comes with supplies for cleaning and feeding.
Games: x box Video and PC games, Board games, chess sets, pool Table Balls and brushes.
 
Contact:
 
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Have you voted on your preferences for the North 40 yet?

June 30, 2011

Just a couple more days to do this and it only takes about two minutes – if you haven’t provided your feedback yet, the town wants to hear from you!  What type of architectural style would be most appropriate in the “North 40”?  If you’re new here, this is the last, large open space in Los Gatos.  It is nearly 40 acres and is bounded by Los Gatos Boulevard, Lark Avenue, Highway 17 and Highway 85.  Please be heard – how should look when it’s developed over the next few years?

If you’re a resident of Los Gatos, please take a few moments to answer the 33 question survey on your preferences for the North 40.  The survey closes in early July, so don’t wait!

http://www.losgatosca.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=666

The Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival

May 15, 2011

The Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival is a new and free daylong musical event making its debut this Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 at the Jewish Community Center on Oka Road in Los Gatos. All are welcome and there will be a variety of music, food, and fun for people of all ages (including a KidZone). Parking is free too. 

To get more details, please read the article on JWeekly.com:
Silicon Valley Jewish Music Fest to premiere at Los Gatos JCC.  I hope to see you there!

Mary Pope-Handy

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