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.

Op-Ed: Silicon Valley Cinema Club to Screen Investigative PBS Documentary ‘Dark Money’

Discussion after the July 16 documentary screening is sure to shake the pillars of every parking garage in downtown San Jose.

Leaked ‘1000 Cranes’ List Links Congressman Mike Honda to Pay-to-Play Actions

Earlier this month, an enveloped arrived containing what appears to be Rep. Mike Honda’s “1,000 Cranes” list, the million-dollar Rolodex of top donors.

Governor Brown Signs FPPC-Sponsored Bills into Law for More Transparency

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a trio of bills sponsored by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), the state’s political watchdog group, making it easier for the rest of us to police our politicians.

FPPC Talks Technology at Meeting in Santa Clara County Board Chambers

Discussion on technology dominated much of the Fair Political Practices Commission’s June 20 meeting in the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors chambers, as the state political watchdog discussed the role of monitoring campaigns, candidates and elected officials in between dealing with some technical difficulties in setting up its equipment.