June 17, 2021

The California economy is fully reopen!
No more social distancing * No more capacity limits
If your vaccinated-No more masks

Now more than ever it is important to support our local businesses. Here are 10 reasons why shopping Local LG helps to create a more vibrant and sustainable local economy.

1. Builds local communities
2. Strengthens the local economy to promote future growth
3. Local small businesses add character to cities and towns
4. Creates more jobs and opportunities
5. Tax dollars stay local and reenter the community
6. Fosters “Real” connections with local owners and employees
7. More personalized customer service
8. Making priceless memories when visiting and shopping small, local businesses
9. Diverse businesses can draw tourists and neighboring communities
10. Local small business encourages local entrepreneurship

Great Unmasking Celebration
Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate Reopening Day!
A special Thank You to Andrea Romano & Centonove for donating the champagne and Sandy Decker for spearheading the event and donating the piñata.
Thursday Promenades
July 1 - August 12

Join us to celebrate summer! Thursday evenings from July 1- August 12, N. Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed from 3-8pm. Get outside and enjoy friends, live music and our community. Stroll the Promenade, and dine and shop in our amazing boutiques and restaurants.
Live Music
July 1:  Skyline Hot Club   &  The Moondance Band
July 8:    Paul Kent  &   Don Olivet   &   Big Moody Curve
July 15:  The complications & The Cabana Boys
July 22:  Given to Fly  & Them Slack Jawed SOB's
July 29:  Daze on the Green &  Rusty Rock & Roll
August 5:  Phil'n the Blanks  &  The Summit Sisters
August 12:  Jokers & Thieves & Michael Vincent & U No Who
A heat wave is upon us, and high temperatures are forecast to continue at least through Friday. The main lobby of the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center (APJCC) will be open as an official cooling site for Santa Clara County.

Cooling Center Hours
Thursday, June 17, 6:00am-8:00pm
Friday, June 18, 6:00am-8:00pm
Saturday, June 19, 7:00am-7:00pm
Sunday, June 20, 7:00am-7:00pm

Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, upon entering the cooling center. A water filling station is available; visitors are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. For those needing to charge phones or other devices, several charging stations will be provided. The lobby has free WiFi.

Visitors ages 18+ will be required to show ID before entering the building and will need to sign a liability waiver.

The cooling center is open to the public.

The APJCC is located at 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos
Sponsored Content
Why Invest
Real Estate?
Dennis Steinbach
Broker for EQ1 Real Estate
Why Invest in Real Estate?
Dennis Steinbach, Broker for EQ1 Real Estate

The latest economic survey from Gallup revealed 30% of Americans named real estate 'the most favored long-term investment', a position held since 2013. More than one-third of Americans take it a step further by claiming real estate as 'THE top investment', a title held since 2016. What about stocks and mutual funds? They are owned by 56% of the population, but only 21% feel they are the best long-term investment, putting them in second place, way behind real estate. Experts agree that buying real estate is one of the best investments an American can make. Here are some reasons why:

Homeowners got $2 trillion richer during the first quarter of this year. Homeowners with mortgages saw their equity jump an amazing 20% in the first quarter of this year over a year earlier. This represents a collective equity gain of close to $2 trillion. Those with mortgages, about 62% of all properties, saw a per borrower average gain of around $34,000.

The tremendous gain is thanks to increasing home prices, which according to Corelogic, were up over 11% in March from a year earlier, and prices rose even stronger in April. Homeowner equity has more than doubled over the past decade and become a vital buffer for many weathering the pandemic. These gains have become an important financial tool and boosted consumer confidence in the US house market.

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which is considered the 'gold standard' for appreciation, showed home prices rose 13.2% year over year in March 2021. This is a 15-year high for appreciation.

Locally, the current median sales price for a single-family home in May was $1,650,000. In June, it rose to $1,800,000. For condo/townhome, the median sales price in March was $888,500, rising to $910,000 in June.

If you are thinking of selling and want to find out your home's value, connect with our team at 408-912-7670, or email 'home value' to letsconnect@eq1re.com
The Silicon Valley Organization is hosting an informative event.

Returning to Work
California Requirements, presented by Berliner Cohen

Learn what is required of your business as California reopens. Some topics include:
Paid leave for vaccinations/COVID-related illnesses
Mandatory vaccinations
State and Local requirements vs. CDC guidelines
Employees who resist returning in person to work

When: Wednesday, June 23
Time: 10-11 AM PST
Where: Virtual (Zoom)

This event is free to attend, but SVO invites you to make a donation upon registration. Your contribution will help The Silicon Valley Organization (SVO) continue to provide these resources to you and your business
AWO presents
Huemankind Fest
a Free Juneteenth Celebration
June 26 & 27, 2021
To celebrate Juneteenth and promote HUEman kinship and kindness in our diverse local communities, AWỌ is pleased to present on June 26 and June 27 our inaugural HUEmankind Fest, a two-day FREE groundbreaking festival bringing together unheard voices from local communities to unpack the different shades of our shared HUEmanity. 

We invite everyone to hear the unheard stories of our neighbors, especially those who are African-American, refugees and immigrants of color. Join us to help complete the whole story of our HUEmanity. 

Click Here for more information and detailed schedule of events.

Coming soon...
A new Visit Los Gatos (visitlosgatosca.com) website is coming to Town. We will launch sometime this summer. And we are relaunching our @ExperienceLosGatos Instagram and Facebook accounts under a new name... @VisitLosGatos. Follow us to stay up to date.
COVID Vaccines
Look up and see the brightly-colored street pole banners with the words LISTEN LEARN CHANGE GROW.
The Chamber has embarked on a DEI campaign. Our purpose is to help create a more welcoming town for all to enjoy. If we are open to listening and learning, we will change a little and grow a lot. We invite you to join us on this journey.

To learn more, scan the QR code or go to: losgatoschamber.com
Member Events
Celebrate LIGHTS UP on JULY 4


Sunday, July 4 7:30-10:30 PM (Lights Up at 9:30 PM)
The first 300 attendees will receive a swag bag
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