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!”

Eric Bauman Resigns as Cal Democratic Party Chair Amid Sexual Misconduct Inquiry

California’s top Democratic Party official stepped down amid mounting political pressure over claims of sexual assault and harassment.

San Jose Inside/Metro Win Top Honors From Society of Professional Journalists

San Jose Inside won two awards in the regional Society of Professional Journalists 2018 Excellence in Journalism contest.

Santa Clara Opts Not to Host Political Forums, Prompting Outrage From Candidates

Santa Clara has called off its long-running candidate forums in one of the most consequential election years in the city’s history.

DA Declines to File Charges Against Disgraced Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta

The DA says it won’t file criminal charges against Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta, who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Ruling in Voting Rights Case Stands to Upend Political Landscape in Santa Clara

A judge’s order to split Santa Clara into six election districts could undermine Mayor Lisa Gillmor’s majority bloc on the City Council.

Judge to Decide on New Voting Districts for City of Santa Clara

A judge is hearing proposals for how to carve Santa Clara into as many as seven election districts to ensure fair representation for minorities. 

Santa Clara Unified Says It Has No Record of Sexual Harassment Claims in Past 18 Years

SCUSD took nearly two months to respond to a request for sexual harassment complaints by informing us that no such records exist.

Former Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta Named in 15 Police Reports, Officials Say

Officials say there are 15 police reports filed against Dominic Caserta, resigned from the Santa Clara City Council amid harassment claims.