Town hall offers crash course in distracted driving

Distracted driving town hall

Distracted driving kills nine people in the U.S. every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, whose district includes Los Gatos, aims to increase awareness about the dangers of distracted driving with a telephone town hall on Sunday, March 26, 11 a.m.-noon.

Leaders will discuss current laws and practices meant to reduce the likelihood of crashes caused by distractions. Simitian will be joined by Santa Clara County Sheriff Robert Jonsen and the county’s Deputy Public Health Officer Sarah Rudman. Register for the town hall at

Free opera in the park

The San Francisco Opera is coming to Los Gatos March 24-26 to stage three free, abridged performances of “La Bohème” on the Civic Center lawn. Audience members should bring their own chairs—or blankets—to enjoy the show.

Performances are Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

Storm support

Residents looking for non-urgent support from the town after this month’s storms—for issues like downed trees and flooding—can call one of two non-emergency storm lines. Residents can call 408-399-5770 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On evenings and weekends, the after-hours line is 408-354-8600.

Fall prevention classes

Unintentional falls can be extremely dangerous—even life-threatening—for older residents. On Wednesday, March 29, Santa Clara County Fire and Stanford Health are teaming up to offer a free fall-prevention class at the Los Gatos Adult Center. The class runs 12:15-1:30 p.m. To register, visit

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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