Week Ahead: Gun Retailer Hearing, SV Reads Kick-Off, Crabfest, Exhibits

Don't miss the free kick-off event for Silicon Valley Reads 2014 at the Campbell Heritage Theatre Wednesday evening.

Templar Sports is a firearms retailer in Los Gatos located at 611 University Ave. Photo by Sheila Sanchez
Templar Sports is a firearms retailer in Los Gatos located at 611 University Ave. Photo by Sheila Sanchez
Editor's note: "Week Ahead" is published Monday morning giving Los Gatos Patch readers essential information at a glance—places to go and things to do in town and the surrounding area. For other activities and events this week, check our calendar by clicking here. If you know of any other happenings this week, please add them in the comments' section below. Thank you. 


The Los Gatos Town Council meets at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Town Council Chambers, 110 E. Main St. to consider firearms retailer Templar Sports' regulatory firearms dealer permit application for its business at 611 University Ave.  Owner Robert Chang will appear before the Council to fulfill requirement of ordinance passed last year regulating the sales of weapons in town every year. Details: Jackie Rose, jrose@losgatosca.gov, or 408-354-6880.


Silicon Valley Reads 2014 kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Campbell Heritage Theater, 1 W Campbell Ave., when Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing To Our Brains, and Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore Mercury News columnist Mike Cassidy about the theme “Books & Technology: Friends or Foes?” This event is free and open to the public. Details: SVReads@aol.com.               


The Rotary Club of Los Gatos invites the community to attend its annual Crabfest and Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at St. Mary's Church, 219 Bean Ave. in Los Gatos. Tickets are $50 per person, $20 for youth 12 and under and include all-you-can eat fresh cold crab, Billy's Boston clam chowder, farmers' market salad, garlic bread, pasta and coffee and dessert. Proceeds benefitSt. Luke's Episcopal Church of Los Gatos, which helps the homeless, Los Gatos High School student activities, Boy Scout Troop 2 and the Rotary Club of Los Gatos Charities Foundation. The event is still looking for sponsors. If you're interested in supporting this great cause, please click here. To buy your ticket, please click here.


The History Museum of Los Gatosat Forbes Mill, 75 Church St., presents "American Bohemia: The Cats Estate in Los Gatos" noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Exhibit highlights include the showing of home movies of famous American writer and lawyer C.E.S. Wood and poet and suffragist Sara Bard Field and their families at the Cats Estate, 17525 Santa Cruz Highway. Details: 408-395-7375


The Town of Los Gatos and the Museums of Los Gatos have partnered on a new exhibit showcasing renowned Bay Area artists' works of part of the program through Jan. 30, 2014. The program, which has been going on for 13 years, normally presents four exhibits in the chambers, 110 E. Main St., with an evening artist reception being held for each show. The first exhibit features more than 50 artists currently appearing in the Los Gatos Museums Gallery. Details: 408-354-6834.

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Bob Rosenthal January 20, 2014 at 11:27 AM
I wonder if the bars and restaurants in town have to go through the same process every year.
Sheila Sanchez January 20, 2014 at 03:47 PM
@Bob Rosenthal, nope. The ordinance requiring the retailer to be examined every year and apply accordingly was only created for firearms/weapons' businesses.
Marilyn Leonard January 20, 2014 at 04:00 PM
Thanks for the info, Patch.


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