Tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Saratoga is a lovely residential community with a small-town feel. The City is well known for its excellent schools, fine dining, unique shops, and distinctive cultural institutions. Saratoga offers a high quality of life to its residents and a chance to escape the hustle of Silicon Valley.
Blaney Plaza at Night
Bear Fire – Santa Cruz County
10/18/2017  Saratoga residents may see smoke in the area due to the Bear Fire in Santa Cruz County, but there is no current threat to Saratoga. You can view the most recent updates about the Bear Fire on the CAL FIRE website.

October 2017 Northern California Fires
10/12/2017  On October 9, 2017, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada and Orange counties due to the effects of multiple fires. On October 10, a Federal Major Disaster Declaration was issued to support the state and local response to the Northern California fires. These wildfires have prompted mass evacuations throughout Northern California and thousands of acres have burned and threatened infrastructure as strong winds fueled the fast-moving fires. As many as 14 fires are burning in the above counties with an estimated 20,000 people evacuated. If you would like to help and contribute to the communities affected by the fires, please visit the California Volunteers website.

Commission Recruitments – Applications Due November 7
8/22/2017  The City of Saratoga is accepting applications for vacancies on the Heritage Preservation Commission and the Traffic Safety Commission. Looking to immerse yourself in local history? Consider applying for the Heritage Preservation Commission, which performs a number of duties that help preserve Saratoga's history. Want to help make Saratoga roads safer? Apply to serve on the Traffic Safety Commission, which analyzes traffic concerns raised by community members and makes recommendations to the City on how to address these matters. Applications are due November 7, 2017. For more information, or to apply, visit the commission vacancies page.