Mercury News’ City Hall Reporter Poised to Sue over Loss of Job

The Mercury News lost a slew of longtime journalists in 2017, and the year ended with word of yet another notable departure.

Feds Sign Off On $647 Million Grant to Electrify Caltrain

Federal transportation authorities announced Monday that Caltrain will get the $647 million it needs to electrify the commuter line.

Just Guess Who Was the Biggest Punchline at Monday Night Live!

Jokes in the 23rd installment of San Jose’s annual political sketch-fest, Monday Night Live!, aimed squarely below the belt.

Telephone Town Hall Addresses Race, Police, Public Trust

Taking a cue from PBS’ “America: After Ferguson,” county leaders are inviting the public to dial into a telephone town hall Sunday to talk about race, law enforcement and community trust.

Liccardo Leans on Guardino for Mayoral Transition Team

San Jose Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo announced that an eight-person transition team will help him “identify key initiatives to focus on” during his first term. It appears Carl Guardino, his close friend and CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, will have the loudest voice in the room.

Accountability Mailer or Hit Piece?

Here comes the clutter of political advertisements. The public’s least favorite time of year, when mailboxes are full of negative mailers and television ads assault the senses. First rule to remember: there is nothing that can’t be said in politics, no matter how outrageous the claim.