A year in review is rarely pretty, and 2015 was no exception. Here’s a brief list of the some of the biggest stories that made it a year to remember, and soon leave behind.
The U.S. Supreme Court killed San Jose’s hope of luring the Oakland A’s, rejecting the city’s antitrust claim against Major League Baseball.
A week after a federal appellate court rejected San Jose’s lawsuit challenging Major League Baseball’s exemption from antitrust laws, the City Council voted to appeal the case to the highest court.
MLB’s Bud Selig admitted the committee he formed to study the Athletic’s relocation to San Jose was an all-around bust.
Now that a federal appeals court has upheld Major League Baseball’s exemption from antitrust laws, San Jose will likely take its case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
San Jose Inside editor Josh Koehn sat down with Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo last week to discuss the recent election, what accomplishments he’ll cite when running for re-election in four years and how he plans to mend relationships with political adversaries.
San Jose Inside editor Josh Koehn sat down for a interview last week with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. In the first part of their conversation, the two discuss the city’s controversial pension reforms, the depleted police ranks, the current mayor’s race, San Jose’s lawsuit with Major League Baseball and Reed’s insistence that he’s not a closet Republican.
Oakland’s City Council modified a lease deal to keep the A’s in the East Bay for another decade, which makes relocating—to San Jose or elsewhere—a no-go for the time being.
Though Oakland A’s owner Lew Wolff has long wanted to move his team to San Jose, he has reached a tentative lease agreement to stay put for another decade. But a vote Friday to approve the deal was delayed after four of eight Coliseum Joint Powers Authority board members did not show.
The year 2013 will be remembered for its political turmoil, local and nationwide. A former county supervisor went to jail and the spotlight subsequently landed on his political buddy, a San Jose councilman. The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to get married, and the president lied to the nation about domestic spying. San Jose Inside runs down the list of stories that caught our attention this year.