Public Agencies’ Secret Sexual Harassment Settlements Cost South Bay Taxpayers Millions

While state agencies have undergone a reckoning over sexual harassment, local governments have largely escaped scrutiny—until now.

Santa Clara County Dems Censure Local Candidate Over Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A candidate for Santa Clara County supervisor was censured by the local Democratic Central Committee over a sexual harassment claim.

Metro Endorsement: Robert Braunstein for San Jose City Council, District 10

Robert Braunstein would bring real-world experience to the San Jose City Council District 10 seat, which we think is important because that provides a reality check to an ingrown political culture. City Hall needs an outsider’s perspective to pry loose from the current malaise.

Showing Strength in Numbers

San Jose Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio says he didn’t raise campaign money at the end of December out of respect for the holidays. At this point, he’ll also be able to solemnly respect Easter, Passover and Cinco de Mayo. Campaign disclosure forms go public later this week, but Oliverio proudly leaked that he raised the maximum amount of money allowed for the District 6 primary—$121,000—in just the last two and a half months.