Milpitas Mayor Eyes 2020 Run for Santa Clara County Supervisor

On the eve of his swearing-in to a second two-year term as Milpitas mayor, Rich Tran is now expanding the scope of his political ambition.

Redevelopment 2.0: State Sens. Jim Beall, Mike McGuire Push New Affordable Housing Bill

The two policymakers say their proposal will take an aggressive approach to California’s unprecedented affordable housing crisis.

A Gentler, Still Controversial Housing Bill is Back—This Time with a Powerful New Ally

Sen. Scott Wiener sees SB 50 as a way to fix the state’s crushing housing shortage that’s driving up home prices in Silicon Valley.

Election 2018: SJUSD’s Area 4 Race Pits Seasoned Educator Against Tech Industry Veteran

Come Election Day, local voters will choose between a seasoned educator or a tech industry veteran in the race for SJUSD Area 4.

San Jose’s ‘Hope Village’ Camp Forced to Relocate; Search Continues for Alternate Site

Though its future remains uncertain, Hope Village accomplished what no local elected leader has had the political will or vision pull off.

Embattled Child Care Nonprofit 4Cs Breaks Rules Yet Again with Late Payments to Contractors

Last month, 4Cs failed to pay its child care providers on time, violating the terms of their state grants and putting payees in a tough spot.

Alum Rock Schools Chief Spared the Axe; Trustees Partially Cut Ties With Shady Contractor

Reform advocates in Alum Rock Union Elementary School District celebrated some major victories Tuesday.

South Bay Lawmakers Request State Audit of Embattled Alum Rock Union School District

State lawmakers are pushing for an audit to investigate claims of fraud and self-dealing at the embattled Alum Rock Union School District.

San Jose City Council Considers Supporting State Sen. Beall’s Water Rate Transparency Bill

San Jose considers whether to support a state bill that would demand greater transparency from water companies about rate changes.

State Audit Reveals Startling Abuses at 4Cs, Silicon Valley’s Largest Child Care Nonprofit

A scathing new report found that 4Cs child care nonprofit mismanaged state grants and caused undue financial hardship for countless families.