Thursday Sep 11
Charge: Ex-school official steered $40K to himself
Jinfa "Jim" Luyau , 59, of Saratoga was charged with two felony counts alleging that he took part in governmental decisions in which he had a financial interest. Between 2006 and 2013, Luyau approved two contracts for accounting services provided by the district to the South Bay Area Schools Insurance Authority , a joint powers authority that self-funds liability and property insurance, investigators said.
Thursday Sep 11
Saratoga: Historical Foundation is 'Honoring Saratogans'
A World War II pilot, an award-winning architect, a member of one of Saratoga's pioneering families and a former Los Gatos Times Observer reporter will all be honored by the Saratoga Historical Foundation on Sept. 21. The event, literally titled "Honoring Saratogans," will be paying tribute to George Cooper, Warren Heid, Amy June Jorgensen and Jackie Welch for their contributions in the areas of community service, local history and service.
Thursday Sep 11
Saratoga Chamber's first Blues and Brews festival at Wildwood Park is a huge success
Photograph by George Sakkestad Debbie Carpenter and Erik Swannack get into the music while attending the first annual Brews and Blues festival at Wildwood Park in Saratoga. Cold beer, good music and sunshine: all ingredients for a perfect Saturday for the dozens of folks that were out at Wildwood Park last weekend for the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce's first ever Brews and Blues festival.
Thursday Sep 11
Saratoga: City approves $93,000 for first phase of Quarry Park project
Just last year, ideas about what to do with the then newly acquired 64-acre Quarry property flew left and right, with the community chiming in to propose grandiose visions for their future park. With the recent approval of $93,000 for the first phase of the project, the city is one step closer to having a new open space for residents to explore.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Saratoga shorts: The Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School district is ...
The Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District is seeking applicants to serve on the Measure E Bond Oversight Committee. The citizens' committee will ensure the district is complying with the terms outlined in the Measure E bond act approved by voters in June.
Saratoga shorts: The Saratoga Foothill Club is celebrating its...
The Saratoga Foothill Club is celebrating its centennial on Oct. 4 with a tour of nine historic sites and two gardens. The San Jose Opera Guild, West Bay Opera and the Addison-Penzak JCC are co-sponsoring a Sept.
Pizarro: Montalvo Arts Center goes Cuban for gala fundraiser
The clock was turned back on Montalvo's historic villa Sunday night as it was transformed into a 1950s Cuban nightclub for the Saratoga art center's biennial fundraiser. Co-chairs Marcia Hansen and Sydene Kober pulled out all the stops, with mojitos in the Italianate Garden, Cuban contemporary art, vintage fashion and classic cars on the grounds.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Farmington Daily Times
Glen Campbell to release final song
According to RollingStone.com , Campbell's "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," is a confessional song, serving as a personal coda to his legendary career "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" was recorded in January 2013 in Los Angeles and written by the country legend with Julian Raymond, who produced the track. The song was written for the upcoming documentary "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me."
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Book lovers use their noggins to try to break Guinness World Record
Everyone knows you can't judge a book by its cover. But that's especially true when hundreds of people simultaneously balance books on their heads while carefully walking through a parking lot.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Saratoga and Mountain View host festivals featuring local breweries
The first annual Saratoga Brews and Blues Fest takes place Sat., Sep. 6 from 3-7pm at Wildwood Park, located at 20764 Fourth Street in Saratoga Village near the corner of Big Basin Way. This inaugural event features offerings from local breweries Hermitage Brewing Company , Santa Clara Valley Brewing and Faultline Brewing Company .
Thu Sep 04, 2014
6 Things I Expect at IDF
SAN JOSE, Calif. As I write this article, Brian Krzanich is reviewing demos for his second annual keynote at the Intel Developer Forum, the biggest event of the world's biggest chipmaker.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
The Campbell Reporter
Saratoga draft housing element is approved for state to review
A document that addresses the city's housing needs within the next eight years has been submitted to the state for review. The Saratoga City Council at its Aug. 20 meeting unanimously approved the 2015-2023 draft housing element, which shows how the city will accommodate 439 affordable housing units assigned by the Association of Bay Area Governments in compliance with the Regional Housing Needs Assessment.
The Los Gatos-Saratoga branch of the American Association of University Women welcomes prospective members to its Sept. 13 meeting, when six local middle school students will discuss their experiences at this summer's Tech Trek camp at Stanford.
Mooncakes and much more to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
Every September or October, the Chinese and Vietnamese pull out their lanterns and mooncakes and gather their family and friends to give thanks for the harvest and pray for whatever their heart desires. The tradition, called the Mid-Autumn Festival, dates back to the Shang Dynasty and today it is celebrated around the world.
Los Gatos Weekly-Times
Renovations, upgrades on tap for high schools
There are big changes coming to Los Gatos and Saratoga high schools, as the district embarks on a modernization plan that's designed to upgrade old facilities and accommodate projected growth in student populations. Funds for the projects were approved by voters in June with the passage of the Measure E bond act.
Los Gatos Weekly-Times
Los Gatos nuns close sale on property
The Sisters of the Holy Names of Mary and Jesus closed the sale on their property at 100 Prospect Ave. on Aug. 26, with SummerHill Homes of Palo Alto emerging as the buyer. The sisters had originally hoped to build a continuing care facility at the convent that would serve older nuns, but that proved too expensive.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
San Jose Mercury News
Pizarro: Santa Clara County Library District celebrates 100th anniversary
With a little more than 6,000 volumes under her charge, Stella Huntington was installed as the first librarian of what was then known as the Santa Clara County Free Library, created in July 1914.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Contra Costa Times
Pianos placed in Santa Clara County parks draw curious onlookers
Visitors to Santa Clara County's open-space parks are among the guinea pigs beginning this Labor Day weekend, part of a growing social experiment from San Francisco to Saratoga that places pianos in public places encouraging anyone to simply strike up a tune.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
The Jewish News Weekly
Author-printer-publisher celebrates hobby that 'took over my life'
Surrounded by her books in her apartment at Palo Alto's Moldaw Residences, Frederica Postman picks up her curriculum vitae listing the 16 or so volumes she's produced since 1970, most of them as author, printer and publisher.