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!”

Manual Recount Changes Fate of Orchard School District Race

Election officials say a manual ballot recount changed the outcome in one of the smallest and oldest school districts in Silicon Valley.

Santa Clara County OK’s $123M for 1,000 New Affordable Homes

The Board of Supervisors authorized $123 million in Measure A funds for hundreds of below-market-rate housing units in six local cities.

A Gentler, Still Controversial Housing Bill is Back—This Time with a Powerful New Ally

Sen. Scott Wiener sees SB 50 as a way to fix the state’s crushing housing shortage that’s driving up home prices in Silicon Valley.

Op-Ed: Google Bought Land in Downtown San Jose—Now What?

San Jose has arrived at a fork in the road: we can either tax tech to build homes and transit, or we can recommit to a broken status quo.

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.

Op-Ed: Here’s How to Fight Corruption in Cupertino

To create a more responsive government, we need to ensure that the public—and not powerful moneyed interests—are financing our elections.

San Jose’s Moment: Google and Downtown’s ‘West Side Story’

Is this finally San Jose’s moment for downtown to realize its potential as a vital and beautiful urban community?