West Valley

West Valley

West Valley city faces multimillion-dollar shortfall

One West Valley city will be forced to tighten its belt in the coming years, as it faces a multimillion–dollar budget shortfall largely due to factors outside its control. Campbell anticipates roughly $66 million in revenue for fiscal year 2024-25, but expects to spend about $70 million, resulting in an estimated $4 million budget deficit....

Last call at Los Gatos nightclub & bar after 50 years

Mini disco balls dangle from a giant chandelier over people dancing energetically to a cover band’s live performance of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk ” — but not much longer, as a legendary Los Gatos club shuts its doors after more than five decades. Charley’s Los Gatos Bar & Nightclub, a beloved local spot known for...

Campbell development will add dozens of homes

A cranny of Campbell is slated for demolition to make way for a larger housing project, leaving some residents and businesses unsure if they will be able to stay in the West Valley city. The Campbell City Council earlier this month unanimously approved a unique housing development that includes 25 townhomes, 10 apartments and 12...

State signs off on Los Gatos housing plan

After months of contentious debate among residents and town officials, Los Gatos has received state approval to build nearly 2,000 homes more than a year past the deadline. Los Gatos received a letter from the state on Friday stating it met “statutory requirements.” This is the town’s sixth attempt at its housing element — a...

Los Gatos community helps struggling residents pay rent

Los Gatos resident Shelly never thought she would struggle to make rent. But following a series of family tragedies and the loss of her job, she’s unsure how to keep a roof over herself and her dog Buddy. “Having a nervous breakdown, it messes with your mind. When you have things happening like this, not having anybody to...

Housing development could loom over Los Gatos backyards

A quiet neighborhood just off bustling Los Gatos Boulevard could be forever changed if a massive housing project comes to fruition. Benedict Lane residents voiced concerns at a Los Gatos Town Council meeting earlier this month about the height of a proposed seven-story housing development that would abut against their backyards. The project is in the early...

Cupertino cuts millions in city services

Cupertino officials are about to implement some of the largest cuts to city services residents have ever seen, as the city works to balance its budget in the face of a multimillion-dollar deficit. The Cupertino City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a $9 million reduction in services for fiscal year 2024-25 in an effort to...

Los Gatos eases pole requirement for developments

Los Gatos’ famous poles with orange netting and flags are a thing of the past on some development projects in town. The Los Gatos Town Council on Tuesday voted 3-2 to formalize revisions to its height pole and netting policy for developments. This follows state feedback saying the town must loosen constraints on housing developments...

Cupertino’s blueprint for housing close to approval

Cupertino is inches away from securing approval of its state-mandated housing plan more than a year past the deadline — and following a legal battle due to its noncompliance. Cupertino’s housing plan has received the state’s stamp of approval on all elements except its rezoning requirements, according to a letter it received Wednesday from the state...

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