Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran Condemns Malicious Ad Linking Him to Communist Vietnam

A mailer painting Rich Tran as a communist backfired by drawing fierce condemnation on whoever sent the offending literature.

San Jose Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco Fined for Campaign Finance Reporting Errors

San Jose’s Fair Campaign and Political Practices Commission says the vice mayor should pay $6,000 for violating several campaign laws.

SVO Uninvites San Jose Vice Mayor From Seattle Trip to Make Room for Mayor Sam Liccardo

Sam Liccardo almost had to stay home from a business delegation to Seattle—until the SVO, invoking Beyoncé, gave him an out.

Critics of San Jose Vice Mayor Hire Private Eye to Investigate Carpetbagging Claim

Magdalena Carrasco’s critics contend that she lives outside her own district, and one went so far as to hire a private eye to try to prove it.

District 9 City Council Hopefuls Share Their Vision for San Jose

Five folks running for the Cambrian council seat aired their views Monday in a forum hosted by the Santa Clara County Democratic Club.

San Jose Council Member Magdalena Carrasco Dismisses Criticism from Nora Campos

Nora Campos’ unorthodox political career may lead her to challenge Councilwoman Magdalena Carrasco, who is clearly not a fan.

Little Portugal Residents Fume over Stalled Road Work

Five weeks after contractors hit a gas line, it’s unclear when work will resume on a bus route connecting East Side to downtown.

Saturday’s Gun Buyback Brings Together Unlikely Allies

San Jose police are planning another gun buyback to take illegal firearms off the streets—no questions asked. Two key organizers have formed an unlikely alliance.

FPPC Sends Warning Letters to Carrasco, Firefighters PAC

State regulators fired off warning letters to a San Jose council member-elect, the city’s firefighters PAC and a local community college district for failing to file timely campaign disclosure forms.