Tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Saratoga is a lovely residential community with a small-town feel. The City is well known for its excellent schools, fine dining, unique shops, and distinctive cultural institutions. Saratoga offers a high quality of life to its residents and a chance to escape the hustle of Silicon Valley.
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E-Waste Drop-Off Events Happening this Month
5/2/2016  West Valley Collection and Recycling is hosting three free e-waste drop-off events in May. Each one will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will happen rain or shine:

- Saturday, May 14: Saratoga Prospect Center, 19848 Prospect Road, Saratoga

- Saturday, May 21: Calvary Church of Los Gatos, 16330 Los Gatos Boulevard, Los Gatos

- Saturday, May 28: Orchard Community Church, 157 E. Rincon Avenue, Campbell

Acceptable electronic items: televisions, computers, laptops, printers, scanners, CD/DVD/VHS players, electronic games, radios, and stereos

Items that will not be accepted: appliances, batteries, and light bulbs

For more information, contact West Valley Collection and Recycling at (408) 283-9250.
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'Select Committe' to Address Aircraft Noise
5/2/2016  In April, U.S. Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Sam Farr (CA-20) and Jackie Speier (CA-14) announced the formation of the new Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals, which will work with local stakeholders to develop regional solutions to address aircraft noise. The Select Committee is comprised of 12 local elected officials, including Saratoga City Council Member Mary-Lynne Bernald who was appointed to the Committee by the Santa Clara County Cities Association.

The Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals will accept public input, review FAA proposals, and make recommendations on issues identified in the FAA’s Initiative with a focus on arrival issues that primarily impact the South Bay Region. The FAA’s updated Initiative to Address Northern California Noise Concerns has been released.

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America in Bloom Judges to Visit Saratoga from May 3rd to 4th
4/29/2016  Last year, the City of Saratoga received two awards from America in Bloom (AIB), a nonprofit organization that promotes civic pride and the beautification of cities.

The City of Saratoga was named the winner in its population category (30,000 – 40,000) and given a special award for “Most Beautiful Canopy of Trees” at the 2015 America in Bloom Awards Ceremony held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Holland, Michigan.

The City once again entered the AIB program and is proud to host the two judges on May 3 and 4. The judging team members are Karin Rindal and Pam Turrell. This year, Saratoga is joined by St. Charles, IL; Henderson County, NC; and Midland, MI in the 30,000 to 50,000 population category.
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