Week in Review: 'Knockout Game,' Audrie Pott, Broken Gas Line, Arson Fire, Killer Flu

The top stories on Los Gatos Patch for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2014.

The top stories on Los Gatos Patch for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2014. Patch graphic
The top stories on Los Gatos Patch for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2014. Patch graphic
Attorney Claims Suicide Victim Audrie Pott's Father Is Not Biologically Related

Victim's family lobbied state Legislature to pass stronger anti-cyberbullying laws.

2014 Los Gatos Resolution Run Winners Announced

One of top three finishes is a youth in the under-17 category.

Los Gatos Albright Way/Netflix Project Court Order to Be Appealed

'Citizens' set on continuing to challenge controversial office park project at corner of Winchester Boulevard and Albright Way.

Monte Sereno Councilwoman Julie Wiltshire Resigns

Candidate selected by Council will finish term that ends in November of 2016.

Bay Area Flu Deaths On The Rise

Deaths around Bay Area linked to deadly swine flu.

Los Gatos' Netflix Ends 'Poison Pill' Plan

Stockholder Rights Plan ends in December of 2013, two years earlier than its original November 2015 date.

Updated: Broken Gas Line Wreaks Havoc in Los Gatos

Power at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Highland Terrace is out for many hours Monday, Jan. 6.

Los Gatos Resident Sheldon 'Shel' Smith Was Famous NASA Investigator

Death notices and obituaries are published on Los Gatos Patch free or charge on Tuesdays. 

Jahi McMath Case: Brain-Dead Girl Arrives At New Facility

Girl is declared brain death after suffering complications from a tonsillectomy.

Los Gatos United Methodist Church Vandalized

Two acts of vandalism have occurred at 111 Church St. sanctuary on Nov. 6 and Dec. 22, 2013.

NY Brass Arts Trio, Gwen Mok, Jazz 101 Among Los Gatos Community Concerts

Nonprofit Los Gatos Community Concert Association readies for 66th season.

County Firefighters Save Man's Life After Los Gatos Gas Line Ruptures

Worker dangled in bucket 60 feet up in the air with 12,000-volt power line above site of of gas leak. 

Police Hunt For Wigged Bank Robber

Suspect described as a black female (possibly male), 20-30 years old, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-7, 110 pounds, with black curly wig and dark sunglasses.

Netflix: Americans Willing To Trade Couch For Treadmill When 'Binge Watching'

Recent study shows more than 50 percent of respondents are willing to exercise while catching up on their favorites shows.

Update: Arsonist Ignites Brush Fire in Los Gatos

An arsonist is believed to have caused a small brush fire above Lexington Reservoir on Black Road.

Los Gatos Man With Various Drug Felonies Escapes From Treatment Center

James Barton Grossman walks away from residential treatment facility resulting in a felony charge added to multiple other serious drug-related offenses, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.

10 Questions For The StyleForce Owner Esmée St James

Have a business you would like to nominate for this column? Email your recommendations to sheila.sanchez@patch.com.

New Los Gatos School Trustee Appointed For Loma Prieta District

Deana A. Arnold will serve remainder of former trustee Mario Montana's 11-month term.

Los Gatos Police Log: Burglaries, Thefts, Mail Tampering, Vandalism

The incidents are for the period of Dec. 19-27, 2013.

No Witnesses to Possible 'Knockout Game' Attack in Los Gatos

Police say Monday's shocking crime on Blossom Hill Road has 'similar characteristics' to so-called 'knockout game.'

Update: Assault Suspect Sought by Los Gatos Police, Woman Could be 'Knockout Game' Victim

Mom dropping off daughter at Dance Attack! studio on Blossom Hill Road is sucker-punched in the head on Monday, Jan. 6.

Cousins Arrested In Series of Bank Robberies

One suspect is arrested in Sullivan County, Indiana, where he's awaiting extradition for prosecution.

45 Homes Coming to North Los Gatos

Single-family units will be constructed at the corner of Knowles and Capri drives.

Australian Retailer 'Blue Illusion' to Open in Los Gatos

Women's apparel and accessories boutique will operate out of former Chico's location at Old Town Center.

Audrie Pott Case Biological Claims 'Revolting,' Attorney Says

Attorney Robert Allard says two of three underage defendants have also engaged 'slut shaming' by dissemination of nude photos over the Internet, since girl's suicide in September of 2012.

Second Flu Death Confirmed In Santa Clara County

A 61-year old man died of H1N1 in Santa Clara County this week.

New Los Gatos Park Reservation System Goes Live

New system is tentatively scheduled to go live Monday, Jan. 13. 

Where to Get a Flu Shot in Los Gatos

Just type in the zip code where you live and the flu vaccine finder will take you there.

California Budget Unveiled

2014-15 state budget increases school funding for neediest students.

Smith, Burch Are New Los Gatos Planning Commission Chair, Vice Chair

Women will lead planning government body during the year 2014.

Lab Explodes, Ducks Dying, Mom Turns in Purse-Snatching Son

Plus, East Bay woman to revisit Boston and finish her marathon.

Possible 'Knockout Game' Suspect Sketch Released by Los Gatos Police

A suspect sketch is released Friday afternoon, Jan. 10 of a man wanted in connection with a possible 'knockout game' attack on Monday, Jan. 6.

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