The former jurist is asking for help paying down a small fortune in court-ordered debt incurred from challenging the recall campaign.
A mailer painting Rich Tran as a communist backfired by drawing fierce condemnation on whoever sent the offending literature.
State lawmakers are pushing for an audit to investigate claims of fraud and self-dealing at the embattled Alum Rock Union School District.
A signature development in Santa Clara that includes an urban farm and affordable housing is behind schedule and over budget.
Santa Clara County is one of just 17 in California that offer campaign finance records in easily analyzed online forms. Here’s what they show.
Taxpayers, by way of the Fair Political Practices Commission, are on the hook for $106,000 to cover former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s legal fees.
A complaint filed against Sam Liccardo’s mayoral campaign alleges the San Jose council member broke election law by failing to report an in-kind contribution for the second time. But according to Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, who provided Liccardo with an email list, it’s all a simple mixup.
After losing an appeal over ballot measure language, Mayor Chuck Reed decided to drop his state pension reform campaign and delay it to 2016.
San Jose’s top casino cop has had enough. In his first interview since Casino M8trix filed lawsuits in February against the city of San Jose, Richard Teng, the San Jose Police Department’s gaming administrator, called accusations against him “a political nightmare.” There is history in this dispute.
Santa Clara County’s scofflaw Supervisor George Shirakawa had no problem admitting in last week’s Metro cover story his four-year failure to file campaign disclosure forms. But that seems to have changed now that the reported illegal conduct —along with payments he made to friends and family members with money he raised to run for office and retire campaign debts—has resulted in a Fair Political Practices Commission investigation into the supervisor’s secretive activities.