Campbell School Board Candidate Invites Outrage for Controversial Views on Guns, Welfare, Islam

Robert Varich has drawn criticism from fellow candidates for his controversial views on, among other things, arming teachers with guns.

South Bay Dems On Edge After Bomb Threats Targeting Clintons, Obamas, DNC Headquarters

Local Dems are staying vigilant in response to a spate of bomb threats targeting Democratic Party officials throughout the country.

Election 2018: John Cox, Gavin Newsom Disagree About Almost Everything at Their Only Debate

The two men competing to be the next governor of California met for their first (and, alas, probably only) one-on-one stand-off.

GOP Congressional Contender Ron Cohen Waxes Conspiratorial About Obama Family on Twitter

For someone whose Twitter bio claims he rarely tweets because the platform is “too manipulated,” Ron Cohen was quite prolific this week.

Santa Clara County’s Data-Mining Deal with Palantir Draws Scrutiny From Privacy Advocates

Though Palantir’s work with the county has an altruistic aim, some worry about its role in other controversial law enforcement contracts.

Milpitas Mayor Slammed for Tone-Deaf Comments, Awkward Hugs, Offbeat Rap Performance

Rich Tran came under fire this week after the city of Milpitas released a report detailing claims of inappropriate conduct by the young mayor.

Bitcoin Boosters Find New Disciples at South Bay Meetups

The Bitcoin bubble may be bursting, but local cryptocurrency klatches still draw hundreds of curious attendees.

FCC Scraps Net Neutrality; Silicon Valley Vows to Fight Back

The Republican-led FCC voted this morning to revoke net neutrality, a decision that will apparently face some legal challenges ahead.