San Jose Prepares for War with Wealthy Developers on Evergreen Senior Housing Ballot Measure

Real estate billionaire Carl Berg and deep-pocketed developer Chop Keenan are squaring off with San Jose on a senior housing development.

San Jose City Council Looks to Strengthen Lobbyist Regulations

In a bit to improve transparency, San Jose will consider increasing the frequency of its lobbying reports.

Op-Ed: Revisiting Silicon Valley’s Best, Worst Political Decisions

A recent column in the Mercury News listed the best and worst local decisions in the last 50 years. Here’s a few more to add to the pile.

San Jose Renters Applaud Newly Passed ‘Just Cause’ Protections, Call for Faster Implementation

Until San Jose’s “just cause” ordinance takes effect, the measure designed to protect renters puts them at greater risk of retaliation.

Rising Seas, Federal Inaction and Donald Trump Turn Climate Change into a Local Issue

Faced with a science-averse president-elect, local communities have no choice but to fend for themselves in the fight against climate change.

A Look at Who’s Funding San Jose Council Races, Local Measures

Political donors have spent more than $1.6 million on three San Jose ballot measures and another $822,000 on three City Council contests.

San Jose Council Candidate Crashes Press Event, Denies Claims of LGBT Discrimination

Council candidate Steve Brown crashed a press conference convened to denounce his views on discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

Just Guess Who Was the Biggest Punchline at Monday Night Live!

Jokes in the 23rd installment of San Jose’s annual political sketch-fest, Monday Night Live!, aimed squarely below the belt.