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!”

Santa Clara County OK’s $123M for 1,000 New Affordable Homes

The Board of Supervisors authorized $123 million in Measure A funds for hundreds of below-market-rate housing units in six local cities.

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.

Pot Shots: Voters Pass Cannabis Tax Measures in Mountain View, Santa Clara, Morgan Hill

Bay Area voters last week ushered in more than a dozen local weed ordinances, all but one concerning taxes.

Op-Ed: Sunnyvale’s Elected Leaders Expose City to Risk of Costly Civil Rights Lawsuit

Sunnyvale’s elected officials have put the city at risk of a civil rights lawsuit over its voting system.

Santa Clara Opts Not to Host Political Forums, Prompting Outrage From Candidates

Santa Clara has called off its long-running candidate forums in one of the most consequential election years in the city’s history.

DA Declines to File Charges Against Disgraced Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta

The DA says it won’t file criminal charges against Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta, who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

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.