A walk back through time in Los Gatos...with "Something Extra"
By Mary Pope-Handy, CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley
(Sereno Group Real Estate)
Los Gatos is rich with history - some of it quite colorful.On Sunday, my husband, Jim, and I attended the Second Annual History Walk through parts of downtown Los Gatos. It was fascinating. Even before our tour began, we caught the tail end of the one before, in which the docent, Dan Turkus, explained how the fire bell was used. If the fire was on the north side of town, it rang in a particular pattern. Each direction - north, south, east, west - had a code in the way the bell was rung. Makes sense.I just never knew that.The tour was full of things like that - interesting tidbits that I never knew. Practical stuff. Seedy stuff. Weird stuff.It included a walk through the Opera House (a known harbinger of a benevolent ghost) and a walk through the patio and yard at St. Luke's Episcop...