Los Gatos Town Hall will be closed, including the Los Gatos Library, Monday, Feb. 18 in honor of Presidents' Day.
Town offices will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Police, fire and other town services will remain unaffected by the closure.
All Los Gatos schools will also be closed Feb. 18-22 in observance of the holiday and February recess. Students return to class on Monday, Feb. 25.
Garbage and recycling pickup provided by West Valley Collection will not be affected.
VTA buses and light rail operate on a regular schedule. However, banks and U.S. Postal offices will be closed.
Presidents Day began as a day of remembrance in 1800, the year after President George Washington died. It was observed on Feb. 22, Washington's birthday. The holiday was shifted to the third Monday of February about 50 years ago. Eventually, it was combined with the observance of President Abraham Lincoln's birthday (Feb. 12) and renamed Presidents' Day.
Three-day weekend sales and Presidents' Day deals started cropping up in the 1980s.
This weekend, bargain-hunters can find sales in downtown Los Gatos. Several stores along North Santa Cruz Avenue have for-sale signs on their windows. Most stores are having major reductions on their winter merchandise. Check their websites or Facebook pages for the details, or simply stroll down the popular street and enjoy shopping!
There are online sales as well:
- American Eagle Outfitters: 25 percent off + free shipping with code 21393551
- Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic: 15-20 percent off with your credit card, online code is ONPDAY.
- Kohl's: Take an additional 30, 20 or 15 percent off everything; sale on men's wear; 40-50 percent off various brands including Elle and Rock & Republic; also, get free shipping with Kohl's card with code: LUV2BMVC
- Macy's: Get $10 off a $75 purchase with code X192B6SU28 or save 15 percent off a purchase with code PRES
- Patagonia is discounting its Fall 2012 clothing and gear collection up to 60 percent. Get free shipping when you spend $75 or more.
- Forever21: Up to 75 percent off, through Feb. 20.
If you own a business in Los Gatos and are having a sale, tell us in the comments and we'll add you to the list!