Los Gatos community briefs for the week of Nov. 12 – The Mercury News

New police chief sought

The Town of Los Gatos is actively recruiting for a new police chief for the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department following the resignation of former police chief Peter Decena. The application period is open by Nov. 26. The job posting calls for candidates with four-year degrees, at the minimum 10 years in law enforcement and three or more years in leadership. The salary range is $169,366-$228,644, according to the job description. The application is obtainable at https://tinyurl.com/PoliceChiefLG.

Check out the library board

The Los Gatos Library Board has seats obtainable for residents interested in serving as liaisons between the community, the Los Gatos Public Library and the Los Gatos Town Council. The board is made up of council appointees—six adults and one youth commissioner. Adult board members serve three-year terms. The board meets every other month to discuss library programming and policies, in addition as any current community concerns. Applications are open by Dec. 3. To apply, visit www.LosGatosCA.gov/CommissionApplication.

YSI hosts Ohlone program

Youth Science Institute is hosting a “Life as an Ohlone” event for K-6 students on Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The program, which will take place at Vasona Lake County Park, will teach participants how the Ohlone people—the original inhabitants of the Bay Area—interacted with character. To register, visit https://www.ysi-ca.org/science-safaris.

Christmas Goose Boutique

The History Club of Los Gatos is hosting its annual Christmas Goose Boutique Nov. 12-14, when local artists and artisans will be selling their fall and holiday-themed pieces. The show is open Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the history club, 123 Los Gatos Blvd.


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