San Jose’s D7 Council Incumbent Tam Nguyen Faces Familiar Challenger in Maya Esparza

The rematch between Tam Nguyen and Maya Esparza could pave the path for how the city tackles its most pressing issues in coming years.

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.

Omar Torres Withdraws Challenge to 22-Year Incumbent in Santa Clara Valley Water District Race

Omar Torres has dropped his challenge to Tony Estremera for the District 6 Santa Clara Valley Water District seat.

New Petition Calls for Resignation of Accused Embezzler, Franklin-McKinley Trustee John Lindner

A new petition is calling on Franklin-McKinley school trustee and accused felon John Lindner to resign.

San Jose School Board Trustee Charged with Stealing Campaign Funds Raised from Developers

John Lindner, a Franklin-McKinley School District trustee, has been charged with grand theft, perjury and violating state election law.

Assemblywoman Nora Campos Has No Shame, Awards Brother’s Company ‘Business of the Year’

Assembylwoman Nora Campos awarded Voler Strategic Advisors the “Business of the Year.” It turns out the mysterious company employs her baby brother.

Hopes for the Future of Public Education in Silicon Valley

As I write my penultimate column, I reflect on the most critical issues confronting our region’s future progress and economic vitality. There is little doubt that the quality of public education is number one.

Silicon Valley’s Roads in Better Shape than Education System

Local leaders in transportation, education, housing and equity convened last week in Mountain View’s Computer History Museum for the 2015 Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum.