.Drew Penner

Katz Brothers, Santa Clara County, Planning Department, fire trucks
Nov 8, 2023

The Katz Brothers and Santa Clara County’s Continued Legal Battles

The Katz brothers and Santa Clara County remain in a stronghold over land usage and agriculture, a legal battle that began years ago.
nine tons of trash, $2.4 million, los gatos, valley water, waterways cleanup, silicon valley, homeless encampment, Coyote Creek, Guadalupe River, Los Gatos Creek
Aug 30, 2023

Trash Break

Valley Water stops 9 tons of trash from leaching into Los Gatos Creek in a routine waterways cleanup, spending $2.4 million.
Michelle And Trevor Leopold
Feb 15, 2023

Fentanyl Deaths Rise

Vicki Dowell remembers hearing a loud noise on the steps outside her condo, where son Jake, 26, had gone downstairs to help a friend...
Sep 21, 2022

Q&A With ‘California Burning’ Author Katherine Blunt

On the day that I spoke with Katherine Blunt, the author of California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric—And What It Means...
Sidney French
Aug 26, 2022

Santa Clara County Blocks Homeowner’s Access to Insurance

In July, the Los Gatan, a still-new sister paper to Metro Silicon Valley, began following the travails of property owner Sidney French. It’s a...
California Mountain Lion
Jun 22, 2022

Negative Impacts on Local Wildlife Scare Experts

On the morning of June 6, Rebecca Dmytryk, CEO of Humane Wildlife Control, got sad news from Santa Cruz County officials. A cougar had been...
Mar 9, 2022

Disquiet on the Western Front

An older woman with blond hair clutches grocery bags and scurries out of the Slavic Shop, the Saratoga Avenue store where South Bay residents...

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