Los Gatos Weekly Times

April 24, 2015

Los Gatos Weekly Times

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1 8 3 www.community-newspapers.com $1.00 Lanovaz, Moller each place first for Los Gatos at CCS Top 8 Classic + 30 Vol. 132, No. 17 Friday, April 24, 2015 BY JUDY PETERSON B oy, they're bright! Those green bike lanes on Los Gatos Boulevard and Blossom Hill Road really catch the eye—and that's exactly what they're supposed to do. The green lanes were in- stalled over the last few weeks as a safety measure designed to draw drivers' attention to bicycle riders. The lanes officially opened on April 15 during a kick-off event that was attended by several hundred schoolchildren, parents and residents from surround- ing neighborhoods. The bicyclists gathered under a green balloon arch on Nino Avenue and then hit Los Gatos Boulevard with gusto. "It's really fun to go on the green lanes because cars will see you better; it's not as dangerous," Blossom Hill Elementary fourth-grader Michela Moore said. "I think it's cool that they glow in the dark." Michela and her brother, Brendan, agreed the green lanes were a little bumpy, Brendan also saying he felt safer than he did before. The green lanes are at Los Gatos Boulevard and Shannon Road, Los Gatos Boulevard and Nino Av- enue, and Blossom Hill Road at Roberts Road. THOSE EYE-CATCHING GREEN BIKE LANES ARE A HIT WITH YOUNG RIDERS And they're easy for motorists to see, bringing attention to riders A NEWSPAPER PHOTOGRAPH BY GEORGE SAKKESTAD Videographer Curt Walton is seen here flying one of his drones at Vasona Park in Los Gatos. Walton is becoming well known across the Bay Area for shooting drone videos of large estates that are up for sale. Droning On Droning On But there's nothing But there's nothing boring about this boring about this new and exciting new and exciting technology technology page 18 page 18 Dr. Soohoo Specializes in general, cosmetic and pediatric dermatology and is also on the clinical faculty of Stanford Medical School. She welcomes new patients, as well as former patients to The Menkes Clinic, a state-of-the-art dermatology ofKce. The Menkes Clinic | 650.962.4600 2490 Hospital Drive, Suite 201, Mountain View Adjacent to El Camino Hospital | www.menkesclinic.com Dr. Lillian Soohoo Board CertiAed Dermatologist Lanes, page 10

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