Week in Review: Serial Arsonist, Weird Weather, Drought, Motorcyclist Killed

The top stories on Los Gatos Patch for the week of Jan. 13-19, 2014.

The top stories on Los Gatos Patch for the week of Jan. 13-19, 2014. Patch graphic
The top stories on Los Gatos Patch for the week of Jan. 13-19, 2014. Patch graphic
Serial Arsonist Strikes Fear In South Bay

The San Jose Firefighters Local 230 union offers $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest of suspect in rash of arson fires in San Jose.

Los Gatos Police Log: Meth, Marijuana Arrests, Mailbox Vandalism

Warm Temperatures, Mild Weather Return to Bay Area This Week

Daytime temperatures reach the upper 60s in San Francisco and South Bay. 

'Sofa U Love' Opening in Los Gatos

California-made furniture comes to former furniture location on North Santa Cruz Avenue.

2.3-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes South Bay

Temblor with preliminary magnitude of 2.3 is recorded in San Jose East Foothills.

No Town Engineer in Los Gatos

Kevin Rohani resigned effective Dec. 27, 2013.

Los Gatos Police Log: Woman Sucker Punched, Vehicles Egged, Mail Theft

Arson Suspect Arraigned on 13 Felonies

Patrick William Brennan, 48, of San Jose, is arraigned Friday, Jan. 17.

Update: Los Gatos Motorcyclist Killed Near Scotts Valley…

Santa Cruz County coroner's office identifies victim as Alan Yelensky.

California Drought Emergency Declared

State is in a third year of drought with little rainfall well into the winter season. 

Flu Deaths Rise to 45 in California

There are also 50 more suspected cases as of Jan. 11, state public health officials say.

Los Gatos Death Notice: Korean War Veteran Daniel Thomas Buist

Former U.S. Navy serviceman was on active duty during the Korean War. 

Opinion: Albright Way Ballot Initiative Has Troubling Statements

3 Caught With Smoking Meth Pipe By Los Gatos Police

Trio taken into custody at University Avenue commercial building parking lot in town.

Rash of Car Break-ins Reported on Los Gatos' Frank Avenue

Los Gatos Patch reader Caitlyn Horton reports several cars, including her own, are burglarized.

Watch Video of Serial Arsonist

Search for suspect continues believed to have ignited 13 arson fires in San Jose.

Patch Mobile App for iPhone Newly Updated

Check out what’s new in 2014 on the free Patch app for iOS.

Los Gatos Councilwoman Barbara Spector Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Honor bestowed upon longtime civic leader in December for distinguished law career and service to community.

Los Gatos' Shafer's Income Tax & Real Estate In Business For 50 Years

An occasional series profiling local business owners.

Monte Sereno Death Notice: Adored 'Granny' 'Mom' Miriam E. Bertelsen

Los Gatos High School alumnae studied journalism at Stanford and worked in public relations; her biggest achievement was that of being a homemaker.

Update: Replica Guns, Ammunition, Rifle Magazines, Meth Confiscated by Los Gatos Cops

Yikes! Police stop suspected drug dealer Sunday night and discover a treasure of illegal items.

Los Gatos Police Receive Complaint About Man Living With Five Dogs

Town code limits the amount of canines per household to two.

Los Gatos Police Log: Woman Sucker Punched, Vehicles Egged

Update: Serial Arson Suspect Arrested

Registered arsonist and sex offender is believed responsible for 12 fires since last Jan. 8.

Spinello's Opens in Los Gatos!

New Italian East Coast-style eatery opened on Main Street on Nov. 20, 2013.

Meet New Los Gatos Planner Kendra Burch

Town planner looks forward to working with colleagues on commission and utilize their strengths in decision-making process.

County Designated As Drought Area

Santa Clara County is among 27 counties that United States Department of Agriculture has declared as in a state of emergency.

Cirque du Soleil's 'Big Top' Returns

This year's show, 'Amaluna,' opens Wednesday, Jan. 22 and runs through March 2.

Los Gatos Beauty Supply Has Closed

Store at one of former Domus building suites said goodbye Jan. 5 with big clearance sale.

Happy 90th B-Day Los Gatos Rotary!

Popular service club in town was founded Jan. 15, 1924 and has more than 100 members.

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