Paving in Belwood of Los Gatos

Paving Belwood – video and post with still photographs

The following video was shot by my husband, Jim Handy:

Road Work Ahead sign on Bacigalupi Drive near side entrance to Belgatos Park in Los Gatos (Sept 2010)For the last week or two, road construction crews have been busy in the Belwood of Los Gatos, Surmont and Belgatos neighborhoods (and other parts of east Los Gatos too). We have received notices on our front porch about road closures, paving dates for various roads and when we can and cannot park on the streets.

As the roadwork began, first the manhole covers were reworked.  That involved removing the paving immediately adjacent to each one, which was a loud job.  Next crosswalks were rubbed out  of existence by a noisy grinding machine, bots dots got scraped away, several stretches of sidewalks and driveways were pulverized into large chunks of concrete (seemed onto to happen where the driveway went over the sidewalk for some reason).

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What can you use the Belwood Cabaña for?

Did you know that the Belwood of Los Gatos cabaña can be rented by members for a variety of purposes?

thumb dandelionflower - What can you use the Belwood Cabaña for?Today (Saturday, August 25) the Leigh High School cheerleaders held a carwash fundraiser in the cabaña parking lot from 9am – 1pm.  My family and I have rented it in the past for parties; most notably we did an 8th grade reunion party there for our son’s class from St. Mary’s Elementary School a year after the kids all graduated. A lot of people rent it for birthday parties and use the large lawn area for the “bounce houses” which are so popular with kids today.

Belwood cabaña collage

Belwood cabaña collage - auto club met not too long ago - a fun sight!

Having a neighborhood cabaña is a nice plus. It can be a gathering point for folks to meet their neighbors in and around the pool.

In the Surmont, Belgatos, and Belwood neighborhoods, the cabaña is where we vote, it’s where we enjoy the summer bingo & movie on the lawn and where the holiday boutiques are held.


If you’re a member or resident and want to rent out the facility, your go-to person is Gina Wagner, who can be reached at 358-2229. The possibilities are endless!

Annual Halloween Party at the Belwood of Los Gatos Cabana Club

Haunted House fun at the Belwood of Los Gatos Cabana Sunday October 26th from 3:30 – 6pm (free admission but donations appreciated) – games, prizes, candy, costumes and “the magic mirror”. Spooky haunted house tours begin at 5pm.

Pizza and Drinks served at 4pm (Pizza $2, Drinks $1).

Volunteers are needed to help with this incredibly fun event. Please contact Charleen Renati at 358-7905 or


Cat’s Hill Bicycle Race in Los Gatos

The 15th Annual Cat’s Hill Bicycle Race in Los Gatos – May 3rd

To see this announcement in full, visit and for more info, visit also

The SugarCRM Cat's Hill Classic

Date : Saturday – May 3, 2008

Time : Registration booth opens at 8:30 AM and closes 15 min. prior to each race.

Directions : HWY 17/880 south from San Jose. Take the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno (Hwy 9) Exit. Turn left on N. Santa Cruz Avenue. Go three blocks to Nicholson. Turn right to the start/finish.

Parking: Racers and visitors, please do not park in any merchant lots!! Use the Park & Ride lot north of Highway 9 and street parking out side of the course. Free bike parking is available at the corner of Tait and Bachman.

Course: Same course as always. Tait-Bean-Massol-Nicholson/Ellenwood-Belmont-Bachman-Tait, clockwise one-mile loop with the Start/Finish line at Tait and Nicholson. One very steep climb (23%), five 90o right turns and one 90 degree left turn. Rough pavement! Free lap rule applies; bring your own (strong) wheels.

Registration :Registration will be available (via on A $5 fee will be charged after April 26 and on the day of the race. SugarCRM Breakaway Series T-shirts available for $10 on race day. A current USCF license must be presented at registration (one-day or annual USCF licenses may be purchased at registration). For additional information email

Kids Race: Registration for the kid’s race opens at 8:30 AM and closes at 11:30 AM. Parents should stage at Bean and Tait between 12:15-12:20 PM. Volunteers will be present to assist you with your children.

Notes: 1. Participation in multiple categories entitles you to a reg. discount of $10 per additional race.
2. District champion fees will not be waived. 3. This race is held under USCF permit.

Prizes : 1/2/3 Women and Pro/1/2/U23 men prize categories will pay out at 100% cash

* Indicates a combined race with fields picked separately and separate prizes for males and females.
** Merchandise except as noted for Pro 1/2/U23 and Women 1/2/3 

Cat’s Hill 2007 is proud to be a member of the Lance Armstrong Junior Olympic Race Series,
NCNCA Premier Series and the NCNCA Junior Point Series

Category Laps Places Prizes Entry Start Time Field Limit
Cat 5 10 3 Medals $25 9:30 50
Cat 4 12 6 $250 $30 10:05 100
Junior 10-12/13-14* 3 3 $50/$50 $15 10:45 50
Cat 3 20 6 $500 $35 11:00 100
Junior 15-16/17-18* 8 3 $100/$100 $15 12:00 75
Kids Race 4-9 0.2 All Medals Free 12:30 75
Women 3/4 10 6 $250 $30 12:45 50
M 35+ 1/2/3 20 6 $500 $35 1:20 100
M 35+ 4/5 12 6 $250 $30 2:20 75
Women 1/2/3 1 hr 10 $1000 cash $35 2:55 100
Pro/1/2/U23 1.5 hr 15 $1990 cash $40 4:00 150

This website is provided by Mary Pope-Handy, a Belwood resident and real estate agent.


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and phone numbers for the Cabana or HOA, please visit

************************* Mary Pope-Handy
Belwood area resident
Sereno Group Real Estate
214 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030
408 204-7673
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