Monthly Newsletter
Hi Everyone -

If you have not been following the Experience Los Gatos Instagram and Facebook accounts, now is the time to start. These sites capture all of the excitement our beautiful town has to offer.

There's so much happening in Town right now that it's hard to keep up! North Santa Cruz Avenue is now a one-way pedestrian paradise. You have to come down to experience the flow, the charm and the benefits. For those of you who fear parallel parking, you now have options.  Like any pilot program, this one will face some challenges. Let’s learn as we go, but let’s be so thankful that we are trying something new. It is about time.

On that note, the Chamber would like to give a loud shout out of THANKS to our Town Council and the Town staff .  Our Council had the courage to implement this one-way N. Santa Cruz Pilot program. The grief they have received on NextDoor and other social media outlets is remarkable. I am amazed that people will not at least give change a chance. I seem to be always reminding folks that we need to “evolve” if we want to stay relevant. Change is inevitable, especially given that we live in the Silicon Valley and the year is 2019. Cheers to our Town staff as well for carrying out the wishes of the Council with such style and grace. They worked tirelessly all through the 4 th of July Holiday. First, they hosted the festive town-wide celebration at Oak Meadow Park, then they began set-up of the one-way pilot program and on Sunday they hosted a phenomenal Music In the Park. 

If you have not visited the new Veteran’s Memorial , I encourage you to do so.  We are so fortunate that John Lochner, Ellen Manzo, Kent Hillhouse and the rest of the Veterans Memorial & Support Foundation of Los Gatos persevered and finished the project they dreamed about years ago. Truly, the memorial is a gift to the Town of Los Gatos and we should be proud to have it here.

We hope you are getting out and about this summer. Block Parties, Jazz on the Plazz and Music in the Park are just a few of the weekly options you can enjoy on these beautiful summer days. 

Our next Summer Block Party is Thursday, July 18. Join us in Town Plaza, along with Hapa’s Brewing Company and Left Bend Winery Rusty Rock N' Roll will be rocking the stage and there will be lots for the kids to do. Then, walk down the street and visit your local merchants, stop for a bite to eat and head to Loma Lane (Gray's Lane) for the other half of the Block Party. Their DJ, fun games and great beer will be on hand until 10 p.m.

If you have not seen the Wine Spectator magazine this month, it is a must read. So many of our very own restaurants and wine bars were highlighted. To view, click here . And then, of course, there was that Wall Street Journal article a few weeks ago!  Los Gatos is becoming that “destination" once again. Spread the love and spread the word! Our businesses need your support.

And before you get discouraged about the empty storefronts, know there are many new restaurants and shops opening in the next few months. We are in the midst of “re-energizing” this great town. While we cannot relive that night in 1994 when the Brazilian soccer team was here, we can bring back the fun and make sure this Town is something special. Take part, participate, shop local, come to Block Parties, attend Town Council Meetings, say hello to your neighbor and, if nothing else, smile. 

Happy Summer!  
Catherine Somers
Executive Director
Live Music at Town Plaza
  • July 18 - Rusty Rock N' Roll
  • August 8 - Country Cougars

DJ Kurteek at Grays Lane
Summer Block Parties
July 18 & August 8

This summer come downtown for some fun nights out on the town! One Thursday of each summer month, the Chamber and our local businesses are throwing a party! We’ll have live music at Town Plaza from 5-7, while a DJ will be rocking on Grays Lane with Loma Brewing Company . There will be fun and games for the whole family, the shops will stay open late, and we’ll have wine and beer at Town Plaza Park and Grays Lane. Hope to see you there!
Tri-Chamber Mixer
with Campbell & Saratoga Chambers

Tuesday, August 13

Join us at  Hotel Los Gatos  for a mixer with your neighboring Chambers from Saratoga & Campbell. Enjoy the beautiful patio while making new connections. Fee includes one complimentary drink and light appetizers.

Take advantage of great networking in a fun and relaxed environment at our Business After Hours Mixer! Bring plenty of business cards! Enter to win a fun door prize from one of the three chambers.

  • Members please feel free to bring any marketing materials. We will have tables for display
Social Media Workshop
Presented by Polygon Market

Friday, August 2, 9:00am

Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, August 13, noon

Back Pain Relief

Join us to hear about the causes of back pain and some of the treatments that can relieve it.
Presented by Dr. Bill Hamilton of Hamilton Chiropractic. Dr. Hamilton has been a licensed doctor of chiropractic for 13 years and prior worked as a fitness trainer for 11 years. 
Multi-Chamber Breakfast Mixer

Friday, July 19

Welcome New Members
Thank you for Renewing
The Alarm Company
Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Los Gatos
Best Western Inn of Los Gatos (Bronze)
Cedar Creek Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
Classic Kids Photography
Clean Air Lawn Care
Faith Lutheran Church of Los Gatos
Forbes Mill Steakhouse
Greenfield Group KRTY (Empire Broadcasting)
Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, Inc.
Los Gatos Lions Charities
Main Street Burgers
McCarthy Ranch
McCleve, John B., DDS
Netflix (Silver)
Teen Therapy Center
West Valley Community Services
Community Events
See our  calendar  for additional & recurring events.

Sundays (Year Round) 9am-1pm  - Farmer's Market at Town Plaza Park
Fridays 2-3:30pm - Bingo - Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation for 55 plus program members
Los Gatos Town Government
Stay informed, Get involved
Town Council Meeting
  • August 6, 2019, 7pm
  • August 20, 2019, 7pm

Planning Commission Meeting
  • July 24, 2019, 7pm
  • August 14, 2019, 7pm
We encourage you to attend these meetings. The Town specifically wants your input. If you cannot attend, please email your input to the Council, Planning Commission, staff or the Chamber.
All meetings are held in Town Council Chambers at 110 E. Main St.
Agendas in advance can be found  HERE .