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.

Campaign Records Provide a Glimpse of Silicon Valley’s Political Landscape

Santa Clara County is one of just 17 in California that offer campaign finance records in easily analyzed online forms. Here’s what they show.

$100,000 Reward Renewed in Santa Clara Cold Case Murder

On Monday, authorities reissued a $100,000 reward in connection to the 1994 killing of 26-year-old Army veteran and engineer Matt Flores.

Congressman Mike Honda’s Advisory Council Rallies STEM Education Advocates

I applaud Congressman Michael Honda’s recent convening of the STEM Advisory Council, which I attended last Friday at Applied Materials with 60-plus engineers, educators, policy makers and non-profit leaders. We must act now, as more and more firms in the U.S., like Applied Materials, require science, technology, engineering or math degrees to satisfy their employment mandates.