2018: A Year in Review

In which we look back on all the strange, infuriating and preposterous things that went down in 2018 and say, “Sayonara!”

City of Santa Clara Prepares to Buy Out Banquet Hall Lease Through Eminent Domain

David Ebrahimi, the 72-year-old proprietor of David’s Banquet Hall in Santa Clara, must never have heard the old saw about fighting city hall.

Santa Clara County Officials Spar Over Who Should Influence Billions of Dollars in Tax Appeals

What would’ve been a routine nomination erupted into a political brawl between county Assessor Larry Stone and Supervisor Dave Cortese.

Alleged Pimp Arrested in San Jose for Sex-Trafficking Young Woman He Found on Instagram

A 33-year-old Stockton man has been charged with sex-trafficking a young woman from San Jose to Salt Lake City.

Santa Clara Wins Legal Dispute Over S.F. 49ers’ Stadium Rent

Santa Clara prevailed in a legal battle with the San Francisco 49ers over how much the team should pay to rent the city-owned Levi’s Stadium.

Santa Clara Mayor, Merc Still at Odds over Report on PR Flack (Who Got the Story Changed)

Mayor Lisa Gillmor admits she was wrong to block a reporter on Twitter after an unflattering report, but still claims the article is full of errors.

The Rundown: Brent Burns Lives; San Francisco 49ers Poised to Hand Keys to Jimmy Garoppolo

In this installment, we reflect on a cameo by 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Brent Burns’ return to form for the Sharks.

The Rundown: 49ers Looking Frisky Ahead of Seahawks Clash; Has Anyone Seen Brent Burns?

This week, we explain why the 49ers have a legitimate shot to win against their arch-nemesis and take a look at the Sharks’ losing streak.

The Rundown: 49ers Get Off the Schneid; Joel Ward Comes Up Huge for Surging San Jose Sharks

In this week’s The Rundown, the 49ers do something unusual by winning a game while the Sharks surge by winning six of seven.