LGHS Wildcat Theatre

Image for LGHS Wildcat Theatre presentation - And then they came for meLGHS Wildcat Theatre presents And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank on October 14 and 15.

And Then They Came for Me is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with two childhood friends of Anne Frank and their Holocaust experiences with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, this production is like a historic newsreel brought to life on the stage. This is what live theatre does especially well–moving a big subject like the Holocaust into the realm of personal understanding and connection. It will open your heart with curiosity and compassion.

Don’t miss this stirring presentation by the LGHS Wildcat Theatre!

Presentation details – LGHS Wildcat Theatre

Friday, Oct 14 at 7pm

Saturday, Oct 15 at 1:30pm Understudy cast

Saturday,  Oct 15 at 7pm

Tickets: Students $12 and Adults $15

Purchase tickets for the presentation at this link.

Los Gatos High School Theater
Prentiss Brown Auditorium

20 High School Court
Los GatosCA 95030

You will enter through the main door facing Main Street.  These are the steps visible if you are standing on the front lawn of the school.

Parking:

The closest parking is on Main Street, on High School Court, or along Church Street.

LGHS Wildcat Theatre Presents - And then they came for me

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Events in and near Los Gatos (on this site)

OktoberFest LG

OktoberFest LG makes its debut this Sunday, Sept 25, 2022, and it’s an event not to be missed!

 

OktoberFest LG 2022 - fun KCAT fundraiser

 

OktoberFest LG details

Sunday, September 25

12 pm – 5 pm

Location: Los Gatos Civic Center Lawn
110 E Main St. Los Gatos, CA 95030

Family-friendly & FREE!

Enjoy a full day of Oktoberfest-themed activities, all benefitting KCAT, our public ratio and TV with news and information on Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Silicon Valley. 

  • Community tapping of the keg PROST! to begin the event @ 12 pm

  • LIVE German music and games provided by The AlpineSound band

  • Authentic German food including brats, spaetzle & more by Reverence Catering

  • Festival main tent with a beer and wine garden

  • Beer Pong tournament & raffle

  • Corn Hole, games, and more!

Kick off the gorgeous fall season at OktoberFest LG! This will be the first of hopefully many such events – please come out and support our local public media while having a wonderful time!

Full event information at KCAT’s OktoberFest page

Harwood Farms horse boarding

While south county has many equestrian centers, Harwood Farms horse boarding is right in Los Gatos and conveniently close to trails – and home!

 

View from Harwood Court - Harwood Farms Horse Boarding

 

Where is the Harwood Farms horse boarding?

Harwood Farms horse boarding is located at the corner of Harwood Road and Alerche Road in Los Gatos. (Alerche is a loop road, and this stable is at the upper one, further from Blossom Hill Road.)

This location is excellent for accessing the trails at Belgatos Park, which in turn lead to a network of trails: Heintz, Shannon Valley open space, and Santa Rosa open space.

 

Los Gatos - Harwood Farms horse boarding - trails noted

 

Equestrian land in a residential setting with many nearby trails

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The Monte Sereno real estate market

Monte Sereno Stained Glass Click HereThe City of Monte Sereno is a popular community bordering Los Gatos, Saratoga, and the Santa Cruz mountains. It’s also quite small, with just about 3,500 residents, so tracking the real estate market trends for the area can be tricky.

The number of houses sold in any given month will always be extremely small and the data will jump around. Checking the Los Gatos market will also help, but the best pulse on the market will come from particular sales in particular neighborhoods.

Houses make up most of Monte Sereno – there are no commercial buildings, just a post office, city hall, and an elementary school. There are also extremely few residential properties that are not detached single family homes. We don’t track the condo or townhomes in this area as we do in other communities because there just wouldn’t be enough (if any) data for it!

First up for the market analysis is the Altos Research weekly profile for Monte Sereno (uses list prices, not sales). This is updated automatically, so feel free to check this article weekly to see what’s happening now with list prices.

 

 

Below is the Monte Sereno Real Estate Report (click to view the complete Real Estate Report).

Trends at a Glance from the RE Report:

By the end of August this small city had only 5 closed sales and 4 active listings – so take any swings in data with a grain of salt. Despite those swings, Monte Sereno appears to be showing a fair amount of stability. Inventory and turnover have calmed a hair month-over-month with active inventory way down year-over-year.

Over the last couple of months the market has calmed down. Prices fell significantly since last year, a big change from the month prior when prices were up 10% year-over-year, and that was closer to 20% or even 30% in spring. Still, with so few sales the data is likely to have been sqewed some by a few extraordinary sales.

The sales to list price ratio tends to swing wildly with so few sales, but has remained over 100% on average for months. While the average days on market were stable month-over-month, the individual sales tell a different story – only one sold in under a week, compared to July where that was a small majority of sales.

With high demand and extremely low inventory, Monte Sereno remains in a strong seller’s market with clear cooling.

 

Trends At a Glance Aug 2022 Previous Month Year-over-Year
Median Price $3,075,000 (-30.1%) $4,400,000 $4,990,000 (-38.4%)
Average Price $3,334,000 (-22.5%) $4,304,190 $5,255,830 (-36.6%)
No. of Sales (0.0%) 5 (-16.7%)
Pending (-22.2%) 9 (+40.0%)
Active (-20.0%) 5 12 (-66.7%)
Sale vs. List Price 100.4% (-7.0%) 108.0% 100.7% (-0.4%)
Days on Market 23 (0.0%) 23 61 (-63.0%)
Days of Inventory 24 (-20.0%) 30 60 (-60.0%)

MLS info pulled directly: the charts below all were pulled from MLS Listings.com

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Town Council Candidate Forum

Patriot Cat Vote the Los Gatos Election - Town Council Candidate ForumIt’s an election year, and the Town Council Candidate Forum is scheduled!

This will be a virtual, video meeting. Audience members will have audio access only, and not be able to speak or be on screen. Only the candidates and moderator will be onscreen.

Los Gatos Town Council Candidate Forum date and time

Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 6, 7:00-8:30 P.M.
The event is hosted by the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, and it will have the registration link available by September 15th. You must register to be able to attend.

Watch for updates on the Chamber’s page for this event.

Town Council Candidate Forum should include the following candidates:

Mary Badame
Rob Rennie
Reza Tavana
Rob Stump
Margaret Smith
Rob Moore

Out of 6 candidates in 2022, 3 are named Rob. It will be very important to be clear if you are voting for one of them to be sure of your selection.

The town’s website has some election information:

 

Election Day is Tuesday November 8th, 2022. Mail in ballots can be sent beginning October 10th.

 

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2020 Forum

Fiesta de Artes in Los Gatos

Fiesta de Artes - Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival - painter and grapes and wineThe annual Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes is back. Now called the Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival, in 2022 it’s celebrating 50 years of art and entertainment in downtown Los Gatos. (It returned in 2021 after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.)

Fiesta de Artes, Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival dates

Mark your calendars Sept 17 – 18, 2022 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Yes, you can bring your dog!

If you’ve never been, it’s a fabulous opportunity to mill around the Civic Center lawn and enjoy art of various types. It’s free! If you’d like to partake of food and wine, the proceeds all go to a very good cause. And of course, there are plenty of beautiful art pieces for purchase, too.

What happens at the Fiesta de Artes or the Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival?

Think food & drink, art & shopping, dancing & socializing! Once again, there will be more than 150 vendors with a huge variety of artists and vendors displaying and selling their artwork, plus booths with food and wine and of course loads of music throughout both days. Please check out the musical lineup and food offerings info here:  Fiesta music and food

Fiesta de Artes will be at the Civic Center lawn across the street from Los Gatos High School – 110 E Main Street, Los Gatos CA 95030

Patrons are encouraged to bike, walk, carpool, use public transportation or get friends and loved ones to drop you off. Apparently there’s even a bike valet to facilitate arriving on two wheels. (Per the FAQ page, which is loaded with great information.)

Many thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos and all of the other sponsors for making this wonderful event possible yet again.

Please check out all of the details at the event’s website:

https://losgatosfiesta.com/

 

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Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk (there’s usually a Fall Wine Walk in October, too)

Los Gatos Free Music Concert Series

Los Gatos Youth Theatre Summer Musicals

Los Gatos Homes for Sale

Los Gatos homes for sale - image of backyard at 253 Vista del MonteSearching Los Gatos homes for sale? We can help!

Below we’ll display the 10 most recent listings in each Los Gatos zip code, and below the list of ten there’s a link to see all Los Gatos homes for sale currently viewable here.

The area can be a little confusing, so we want to provide some info to make your search smoother.

A primer on Los Gatos areas & impact on Los Gatos homes for sale:

Major factors on home values include these:

  • proximity to downtown
  • school district
  • zip code
  • home size, numbers of beds & baths, condition
  • lot size, usability, especially backyard functionality right now (entertaining in the age of Covid)

Zip Codes

Los Gatos 95030 and 95032 are “in town” with a few county pockets in the town area. The in town area stretches from the far west, which borders Saratoga and Campbell, to the far east, which meets up with San Jose’s Almaden and Cambrian areas.

Please also see the article on this site on the Los Gatos zip code map. That visual guide may be helpful!

 

Incorporated, unincorporated, in town, in the mountains

There are about 10 square miles of what is incorporated Los Gatos. Over time, many of the unincorporated pockets in these two zip codes are becoming incorporated.

Most of the Los Gatos Mountains area with the 95033 zip code are not part of “the town”, though the mailing address looks the same.

The school districts do not follow incorporation, nor do they follow the zip code boundaries – all of that is a bit messy.

Some neighborhoods are both near downtown and include the historic district label. Some home buyers will deeply appreciate historic homes and historic districts.

Los Gatos homes for sale: in town, 95030

Los Gatos CA 95030 is the downtown and nearby area. Please note that most of Monte Sereno is also in the same zip code. If you just search by zip code, you’ll have results from the town of Los Gatos and the city of Monte Sereno. Most of 95030 is in the Los Gatos Union School District and the Los Gatos Saratoga Joint High School District. The Los Gatos Monte Sereno area can somewhat blur together, but homes in Monte Sereno will generally be more pricey.

 

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(all data current as of 10/5/2022)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

 
 

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