As October approaches, it was fun to put the names to the familiar Tait St faces who pass out candy on Los Gatos legendary closed street Halloween eve.
One Tait St neighbor shared the story of her favorite Halloween past time- Setting out a large, empty bowl on the front porch then retiring to a room in the back of her un-lit house for the rest of the evening. The weird part of hearing this story, was how proud she was of herself for not buying into the fun.
Another neighbor shared the story of a planned development introduced to the almond grove historic district about twenty years ago that called for the neighborhood to be razed to make "room" for high rise apartments and multi unit condominiums. Neighbors formed community protection groups and rallied to save the precious bungalows and cottages from the developers bulldozers. The historic homes were saved, and the charm and unique nature attributed to Los Gatos preserved.