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4th of July in Saratoga CA

Don’t miss this old fashioned Independence Day celebration held on July 4, 2011 from 10AM to 11 AM with pre-program music starting at 9:30AM. The annual event will be held at the Kevin Moran Park at 12415 Scully Avenue in Saratoga, CA 95070. Children and adults are encouraged to decorate…

Saratoga Springtime Wine Stroll, May 21, 2011

If you are thinking about attending Saratoga’s Heritage Day from 10AM to 3PM on Saturday May 21, 2011, stick around and also participate in Bonnets & Blooms – The First Annual Saratoga Springtime Wine Stroll, will be held in downtown Saratoga Village that same day from 3pm til 6pm •…

Mothers Day at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga

Celebrate Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2011 in style with two events at Montalvo! Mother’s Day Brunch is an annual Montalvo tradition of  in the historic Villa! Hosted by the members of the Montalvo Service Group, the delicious buffet brunch is catered by Pat Smith’s Extravaganza. Three seatings are available: 11:30 AM – inside the Villa…

Hakone Memorial Service & Candlelight Vigil

This coming Monday, March 28, 2011, 6:30PM t0 8:00 PM a Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil is being held at Hakone Japanese Gardens located at 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, California 95070.  The special memorial service is for the people impacted by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Ceremonies will be…

Huge Tree To Be Removed from Saratoga’s Blaney Plaza

One of the two heritage 90 year old stone pines in Blaney Plaza is leaning because of the recent storm. Traffic was rerouted over the weekend as it was determined that it needs to be removed as it is overhanging Big Basin Way.…

Little Shop of Horrors at West Valley College

April 23, 2011 is the Gala Opening Night of Little Shop of Horrors, presented by of West Valley College at 19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070. Dinner is from 6 PM to 7:45 PM and curtain is at 8 PM. Regular performances will be April 22 and April 28 –…

Saratoga’s Congressional District

Saratoga, CA is in U S Congressional District #14, represented by Democrat Anna Eschoo. A well written article in the San Jose Mercury-News points out that the 2010 U S census is likely to bring about redistricting and “the Bay Area will likely lose legislative seats to faster-growing inland regions…

Book-Go-Round

If one were to study the cultural anthropology of Saratoga, CA, Book-Go-Round, located at 14410 Oak Street (corner of Saratoga-Los Gatos Road and Oak Street) would be a good place to start! Here lovers of books will find a broad range of the intelectual, spiritual, artistic, travel, entertainment, musical and other…

Jekyll and Hyde at Saratoga High School

Robert Lewis Stevenson wrote The Strange Story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, published in 1886. The novella has been interpreted as an examination of the duality of human nature (that good and evil exists in all), and that the failure to accept this tension (to accept the evil or…

St. Paddy’s Day in Saratoga, CA

St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday, March 17th this year, but the Saratoga Downtown Village Development Council is having a party early on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 3-5 PM in the Bank of America parking lot on Big Basin Way. There will village-wide entertainment and family activities including Irish dancers,…

Saratoga CA Zoning Creates Foundation of Neighborhoods

The Zoning Map is the foundation for neighborhoods in Saratoga, CA 95070. Saratoga is laid out more like the spokes of a wheel, with the Village neighborhood at the hub, rather than a north/south, east/west grid found in some western towns. Most of the “flat lands” in the north-northeast wedge…

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake Preparedness

The 6.3 magnitude New Zealand Earthquake is both a tradegy and a wake up call.  Because of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake everyone know that the Bay Area is still subject to earthquakes and should prepare appropriately. When considering purchasing a home you should investigate the risks based on location…

Saratoga Mustard Faire March 6, 2011

This year Saratoga’s Mustard Faire is on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Heritage Orchard (corner of Fruitvale and Saratoga Ave.) and the Warner Hutton House (next to Saratoga, CA City Hall). There will be arts, crafts, hay rides, antique cars, antique equipment, animals,…

Saratoga CA Proudly A Tree City

Tree City USA® is a program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. The program provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry in thousands of towns and cities. In addition…

Realtor’s RSVP helps Seniors and Disabled

Realtor’s RSVP helps Seniors and Disabled

For homeowners or renters who are advanced in years or disabled, tasks like replacing smoke detector batteries, flipping a mattress or washing the windows can pose a major challenge. To those who live on the Peninsula or in the South Bay (Atherton, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Woodside,…