Monday, April 11, 2011

City of Los Gatos, Silicon Valley California

The most curious feature of Los Gatos guards the driveway of an estate on the edge of town: two eight-foot-tall statues of cats that the locals have affectionately named "Leo" and "Leona." Townspeople love the couple so much, they've incorporated them into the town's official logo.
One would think Los Gatos (Spanish for "the cats") was named for the stone felines, but the Santa Clara Valley town is actually named for the original big (live) cats that once roamed the area. Now Silicon Valley's elite roam the Los Gatos wineries, parks and mountain-bike trails.

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