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    by Published on 12-01-2013 08:30 PM

    OK... I've been out of the loop for awhile. I admit it. I've been swallowed by the corporate world. I normally don't wear my heart on my sleeve on any social media site; however, I'll let you in on a bit of my personal life. A few years ago, my husband and I decided to separate. As good as friends as he and I are, we thought it was best to live apart. That said, I had to pick myself up and get a "real job." Not only did I land a real job, but I did it at one of the most amazing companies in Silicon Valley. For that, I am extremely fortunate.

    Since that time, I've received numerous emails and calls from people asking me to come back. As much as I would have liked to, I just couldn't. The day to day life of trying to keep my family life balanced as much as possible and embark on my new career was proving to be too much. InsideLG had to be placed on the back burner. It was like losing a piece of me.

    I'm present for the moment and I hope to bring back InsideLG to what it once was. With that, I'll need your help. I'm asking all of the residents of LG to contribute articles -- if you want to remain anonymous, that's fine. If you want to contribute a piece with your name on it, well then, all the better. It's time to make LG a better place. Because my time is so limited, I'll only be accepting articles written by the people about current events.

    I'm back for a few reasons. For one, I'm effing sick and tired of watching the crap on the Boulevard. Growing up here, the Boulevard was a blooming space. Now, it's the Boulevard of broken dreams. BROKEN?? Yes, effing broken. Why? Well, because certain people, ahem Town Council, have voted in high density housing, large medical
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    by Published on 11-27-2013 10:18 PM

    I know I've been MIA. To all of the readers who have reached out to me via email, text, and phone calls: thank you.

    I'm back for a flash and I plan to post a snarky article on Monday. Why? Because I'm "tired" of the petitioners asking for us to "save Netflix."

    I've had numerous people ask me if they should sign, why they shouldn't sign, etc. I'll get into that in Monday's article titled "NIBMY." It's awesome that one of the two people behind this petition was just complaining before the Planning Commission that a two-story house shouldn't be built next door to her. No kidding, I can't make this crap up. Yet, it's OK for tall buildings to be constructed next to Charter Oaks. Sure, Charter Oaks is next to a commercial zone; however, it's the town's job to protect them from allowing buildings to be constructed above the town standard of 35'. Again, it's ok in someone else's backyard -- just not next door to your own home. NIMBY.

    So, I ask you, please WAIT to sign anything until you know ALL the facts. Seriously, what you hear is not always the truth.

    I also beg of you to go and ask the petitioners questions. Record it on your phone send the
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    Published on 03-07-2013 12:30 PM
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    Peter Carter, co-founder of the Los Gatos Social Club, died at his home Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, apparently due to an accidental fall. His wife, Dennise, was reportedly not at home. Peter had just turned 70.

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    by Published on 02-17-2013 03:00 PM

    Reports of door-to-door solicitors are increasing. I tend to not open my door to anyone I don't know, unless they are holding Thin Mints. Check out the press release below, and stay safe. Call the LG/MS Police Department at the numbers listed if you see anything suspicious going on in your neighborhood.
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    by Published on 02-15-2013 03:15 PM

    The Town of Los Gatos invites concerned citizens to a Scoping Session regarding the North 40, on March 6th at 6pm in the Council Chambers. Please see below for more details from the Community Development Department.

    Dear North Forty Interested Citizens:

    The Town of Los Gatos will be the Lead Agency and prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the North Forty Specific Plan. The Town has circulated a Notice of Preparation (NOP) to public agencies as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Through the NOP, the Town will solicit input from these public agencies on the scope and content of the EIR in connection with the North Forty Specific Plan.

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    by Published on 12-21-2012 10:00 PM
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    The following press release was received from the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department.
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    by Published on 12-01-2012 06:01 PM
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    I just received the following press release from the LG/MS Police Dept:
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    by Published on 11-28-2012 06:48 PM

    Here's video surveillance and a new PR that the LG/MS Police Dept released today:


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    by Published on 11-27-2012 08:19 PM
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    Blacy’s Fine Jewelers was robbed at gunpoint just after noon today by two men wearing ski masks, gloves, and brandishing semi-automatic pistols. The suspects allegedly smashed display cases as they held the employees at gunpoint. They made off with an unspecified quantity of jewelry, but no one was hurt.
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    by Published on 11-20-2012 04:14 PM
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    Local author Ira Spector administers the oath of office to his wife, newly re-elected councilperson (and now Mayor) Barbara Spector and her Vice-Mayor Steve Leonardis.

    Things will be different. In recent years, Barbara Spector and Steve Leonardis have been outvoted on issues, as past-mayor Steve Rice and Diane McNutt have tended to vote with former mayor Joe Pirzynski. Last night, the gavel passed to Barbara, whose friend Marcia Jensen will replace Rice next month. Joe Pirzynski and Diane McNutt can expect to be outvoted at times. Both must stand for re-election in two years, and voters will likely remember the needless election of 2012.

    It is not a stretch to label this the start of the Spector era in Los Gatos politics, and she warned everyone last night to get ready for a busy agenda in 2013. Her vice-mayor, Steve Leonardis is an up-and-comer, active and involved and showing real leadership on projects like the Oak Meadow flagpole. My forecast? The next four years will be lively, with a chance of getting things ...
    by Published on 11-19-2012 07:27 PM
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    I didn't make it to the TC Meeting tonight; however, I was glued to my computer at home. I'd like to congratulate Los Gatos' new Mayor, Barbara Spector, and new Vice Mayor, Steve Leonardis. Also, Marcia Jensen will soon join the Town Council. Personally, I'm excited for 2013 -- good things are going to happen!




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    by Published on 11-19-2012 11:19 AM

    I’ve received emails asking where I’ve been and why I don’t care anymore. I need to be honest with our readers. I give up. Oh, wait… no, that’s not it. I was offered a full-time position at a local corporation and I sold out accepted it. Yup, that sums it up. Because I’m striving for a balance with my home life vs. work life, I’ve taken a few steps back from InsideLG; however, you may have noticed that I have a new assistant – Pepper Potts. Potts, who wishes not to be named because shame comes on all those associated with me, will be posting from time to time. So, please give a huge applause to Potts – the keeper of my secrets.

    Moving on… I plan to be at the Town Council meeting tonight. I was disappointed in a decision 4 out of 5 made at the last TC meeting (good old exemption of story poles from Winchester/Albright); however, I just couldn’t muster up enough energy to write about it. Tonight though… tonight will be interesting. The appointment of a new Mayor and Vice Mayor will take place. Barbara Spector will probably be voted ...
    by Published on 09-23-2012 04:55 PM
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    Within the past few weeks, I've had numerous residents contact me to complain about the traffic and roadwork around Los Gatos. I have to admit, I ride my bike most of the time and I don't pay attention to traffic; however, the other day I had a hair appointment at 2:30pm in downtown LG. It took me over 20 minutes to drive from Uptown to downtown. Ridiculous!

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    by Published on 09-23-2012 02:53 PM
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    It's almost election time and Marcia Jensen and Barbara Spector have published their official ballot statements! No word yet on if a write-in candidate will step up; however, rumors are flying around town. Who knows, maybe Mickey Mouse will make an appearance?

    Back to being serious. I found the following information on the Smart Voter website after an informed reader told me to check it out. Again, a big thanks to our readers.

    Drum roll please...

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    by Published on 09-21-2012 09:50 PM
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    I know most of InsideLG's readers are aware that I grew up in Los Gatos. As a teenager and young adult, I spent most of my time at the Bartlett household -- probably more than I spent in my own home.

    Mary Bartlett captured the following photo of the Endeavour from her porch and I thought I'd share it with you:

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