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!”

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran Vows to Follow Through on Recall Threat

After years on the defensive, the Milpitas mayor is flexing his political muscles, threatening to make good on a threat to oust a political foe.

Milpitas Mayor Slammed for Tone-Deaf Comments, Awkward Hugs, Offbeat Rap Performance

Rich Tran came under fire this week after the city of Milpitas released a report detailing claims of inappropriate conduct by the young mayor.

Judge Weighs Public’s Right to Know vs. Ex-Milpitas Official’s Privacy in ‘Reverse CPRA’ Case

A Santa Clara County judge heard oral arguments from both sides on Monday and is expected to issue a ruling in the case within 90 days.

Silicon Valley Students Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

Thousands of students throughout the Bay Area walked out of their classes on Wednesday to take a stand against gun violence.

Cash Continues Pouring into Santa Clara County Races

All but one of the candidates vying for county Supervisor Ken Yeager’s seat have surpassed the quarter-million dollar fundraising mark.

Milpitas Selects New Interim City Manager Who Was Fired From Previous Job in Arroyo Grande

Sources say Milpitas elected officials are close to selecting the next city manager from a field of 30 applicants.

Pattie Cortese the Frontrunner for District 8 Council Seat?

Political gamesmanship remains strong in the East Side Union High School District, which had an opening after Magdalena Carrasco vacated her seat with a San Jose City Council victory.