Author Archives: Eric Johnson

House Special

Whip up restaurant-quality snacks with these deceptively simple recipes from Chef Albert Nguyen-Phuoc of Verge The classic and the unexpected both have a place at the Super Bowl table, if you ask us. Chef Albert’s onion dip recipe, easy to make and ridiculously good, takes us back in time in a good way, while the […]

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Los Gossip

Thanks for Giving With the help and generosity of the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce and Sweeney, Mason, Wilson and Bosomworth, Thanks for Giving Week collected 3,841 meals for the needy, all donated by local residents and collected by local merchants, restaurants, wineries and services. Counting additional cash donations from local residents, businesses and civic […]

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Passing It On

Dwight Clark, the man who made The Catch, shares his joy and good fortune. Three decades ago, Dwight Clark played on one of the greatest football teams of all time: the San Francisco 49ers of the 1980s. He was there under the legendary coach Bill Walsh and the swashbuckling young owner Eddie DeBartolo, on the […]

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Creativity Game

JCO’s Place presents ‘The Art of the NFL’ It makes sense that Levi’s Stadium, which was ultimately built by San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York, is more than just a football stadium. York’s grandfather, Edward DeBartolo, Sr., helped create the modern shopping mall, and was America’s undisputed mall king for 50 years. Just as the […]

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How Hearing Loss Can Ruin Relationships

Frustration and miscommunication take their toll It may be common knowledge that hearing loss is an inconvenience at times. But it can also be a relationship killer. Listening is as basic to a good relationship as good food is to your health. Hearing loss breaks the connection and places unnecessary stress on marriages, friendships, and […]

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The Love of the Game

Steve Mariucci on 40 years of coaching, talking and living football. Steve Mariucci is a family man. He’s the son of a coach, with two sisters and two brothers, one of whom is a college athletic director. A proud dad, Mariucci has called Monte Sereno home for years. His kids attended Los Gatos area schools, […]

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Hotel California

  After four years of turmoil in the owner’s office, the beautiful Hotel Los Gatos has joined the Greystone Hotels family of boutique properties. The selling price: $28.75 million. Expect little to change at the 72-room Mediterranean-inspired Main Street hotel, which houses the Michelin-starred Dio Deka restaurant; the spa will remain, and Dio Deka certainly […]

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David Kinch Brings It Home

A third Michelin star makes it official: Manresa is one of the very best restaurants in the world.  Meanwhile, the celebrated chef brings New Orleans home with his new project, the Bywater, and on PBS’s ‘The Mind of a Chef.’ As David Kinch and I visit in the Zen-like patio entranceway of Manresa restaurant on […]

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From The Chamber

During this holiday season, the Los Gatos Chamber has a renewed energy and focus on community-minded efforts. In partnership with Los Gatos Magazine, the Chamber is participating in Thanks for Giving Week, providing food to the Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition, we have started a holiday decoration contest for local businesses and will be […]

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The Los Gatos Holiday Guide

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year—especially in Los Gatos, where downtown is decorated to the nines and a series of traditional celebrations bring people together for tree lightings, parades and Santa sightings. Start making plans now to enjoy the holidays to the fullest. We bet we can fill up your entire calendar […]

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