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Los Gatos historian wins literary award

By Khalida Sarwari Peggy Conaway, the author of five books who played a vital role in a local documentary and development of an app, was presented recently with the Pat O’Laughlin Contribution to Literature Award. A local historian and retired director of Los Gatos Public Library, Conaway was recognized at the Oct. 7 opening reception… Read More Los Gatos historian wins literary award

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‘Town, not city’ the battle cry at the Tuesday protest over North 40 plan

For the Los Gatos Weekly Times By Khalida Sarwari “Town, not city!” cried a group of children lined on the sidewalk in front of the Los Gatos Town Hall on Tuesday night. They wore white T-shirts that had their message emblazoned across the front and back. Behind them, their parents and their friends and neighbors,… Read More ‘Town, not city’ the battle cry at the Tuesday protest over North 40 plan

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Town Council votes to postpone certification of EIR for North 40

For the Los Gatos Weekly Times By Judy Peterson An overflow crowd squeezed into the town council chambers Sept. 16 to hear the elected leaders of Los Gatos debate the pros and cons of the proposed North 40 development. About two hours into the meeting, the town council voted to postpone the certification of an… Read More Town Council votes to postpone certification of EIR for North 40

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Afghan Friends Network fundraiser celebrates five years of achievement

For Sitara Magazine By Khalida Sarwari Did you know that over 30 percent of the population in Afghanistan is unable to read or write? Books are important in adding to knowledge and education, but they require time. For Afghan people whose average life expectancy is 43 years, time is as much of a luxury as… Read More Afghan Friends Network fundraiser celebrates five years of achievement

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Movie Review: Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (Buda as Sharm Foru Rikht)

For Sitara Magazine By Khalida Sarwari When Antonio Ricci goes on a desperate search on the streets of Rome for his stolen bicycle in Vittorio De Sicca’s neo-realist masterpiece, The Bicycle Thief, your heart breaks for the man whose entire livelihood depends on the vehicle. The bicycle holds the promise of a job and future… Read More Movie Review: Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (Buda as Sharm Foru Rikht)