Wednesday, July 26, 2006
A Mayor Milestone
Friday, July 21, 2006
Yesterday I attended the annual BBQ lunch of the Los Gatos Youth Park, along with members of Los Gatos Kiwanis and Optimists. Rotary and Lion members were hosted earlier in the week. The Youth Park has been used by the Boy Scouts since the 1930s, so that is why the guests were greeted so cordially by EVAN KITZMILLER and MATT STAFFORD. The Youth Park is one of those hidden treasures of Los Gatos, unknown by some, beloved by many and supported for decades by dedicated volunteers. And the lunch was delicious – especially the magic beans! Then last night was the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner to install new officers and honor the Businessperson of the Year. The award went to GREG STOWERS which pleased me greatly. Greg is an architect in town and a jewel of the volunteer. I remember the first year we did the July 4th celebration. He was here, there and everywhere all day. Last night was also fun because I got to see old friends like RANDY ATTAWAY, KEITH PLOTTEL and MARIE TALLMAN. Put these activities together with the launch party Wednesday night for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event [August 19 at Vasona Park], and the ribbon cutting this evening for the new Blossom Dental Office and you understand why I feel like it’s been a busy week.
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Vacation is nice, but so is home
I’m back from vacation in Eastern Canada [Montreal, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia] and although it’s beautiful country – see photo -- Dorothy was correct that there is no place like home. Especially if home is Los Gatos. Summer is in full swing here with Music in the Park on Sundays and Jazz in the Plazz on Wednesday evenings. ALLISTAIR DALLAS has started a website on all things Los Gatos [visit www.losgatosobserver.com] and MIKE LOYA, coordinator the teen center, The Venue, received a well-deserved promotion to Recreation Supervisor of Teen Programs. The chair of the General Plan Committee, JANE OGLE, got a new job as COO of Santa Clara Family Health Plan. She was in the inaugural Leadership Los Gatos class, which reminds me that applications are now being accepted for the 2006-07 Leadership Los Gatos program. The deadline is August 17 and info is available from the Chamber of Commerce. We are on the July break for Council meetings, but there are still a lot of meetings and events to keep the calendar full, and August looks even busier.