Oil Industry Attacks Anti-Fracking State Assembly Candidate Robert Rivas

Big Oil has put Robert Rivas in the crosshairs, marking the first time the industry has targeted a local candidate running for higher office.

Cesar Chavez’ Story Inspires, Informs on Current Struggles

Every middle and high school student in San Jose should be required to see and discuss the film ‘Cesar Chavez: An American Hero.’ His story still resonates with today’s struggle for education reform.

Kalra: A Night to Remember

San Jose Councilmember Ash Kalra was in Charlotte, N.C., last week as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention. The following is a recap of his final day at the Convention, President Obama’s speech and some overall themes from the week-long event.—Editor

Waking up Thursday morning, it was hard to believe that we still had the main event of the Democratic National Convention ahead of us. The previous three days had been exhilarating and empowering but also exhausting. The long days of meeting different community and political leaders from around the country made me feel good about the Democratic Party. The bulk of the members in attendance at the convention were not wealthy contributors or high-level officials but rather ordinary Americans who want to serve and love the energy and political atmosphere that surround a national convention. I met retirees, students, veterans, community activists, and public servants from all walks of life.