South Bay Progressives Cheer Democratic House Takeover

Though the “Blue Wave” was less mighty than Dems hoped, it was enough to at least undermine one-party rule in Washington.

Pam Foley Headed for Victory in San Jose’s District 9 Race

In the race for San Jose’s only open council seat, D9, real estate broker Pam Foley pulled ahead of Kalen Gallagher by 945 votes.

Tam Nguyen’s Lead Over Maya Esparza Narrows to Just 13 Votes in San Jose’s District 7 Race

Maya Esparza had nearly caught up to D7 incumbent Tam Nguyen by Wednesday, trailing him this afternoon by a margin of just 13 votes.

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith Poised for Sixth Term

John Hirokawa forced his former boss into her first runoff, but Sheriff Laurie Smith still managed to secure a commanding lead.

Susan Ellenberg Leads in Santa Clara County Supervisor Race

Garbage haulers, cemetery operators and public safety unions spent heavily to hit Susan Ellenberg with attack mailers, to little effect.

Campbell School Board Candidate Invites Outrage for Controversial Views on Guns, Welfare, Islam

Robert Varich has drawn criticism from fellow candidates for his controversial views on, among other things, arming teachers with guns.

Khashoggi’s Alleged Killing Reignites Criticism of San Jose Councilman’s Trip to Riyadh

Yemeni-American activists called on Councilman Johnny Khamis to reconsider his support for Saudi investment in San Jose.

Harassment Claims Resurface in Morgan Hill School Board Race

A man whose alleged harassment prompted a MHUSD trustee to resign is now running for a seat on the seven-member board.