Activists Revive Effort to Overturn San Jose’s Pot Laws

A political action committee has revived an effort to replace San Jose’s pot ordinance with one approved by voters.

San Jose Taxi Company Beefs Up on Lobbyists to Fight Uber, Lyft

In a strategic advance earlier this year, Yellow Checker Cab owner Larry Silva made a calculated decision to hire many of the city’s most well-known lobbyists/consultants before Uber or Lyft made a move.

Carrasco Broke Rules on Gifts, Barred from Voting on Taxis

Magdalena Carrasco’s sponsored trip last fall to New York City constitutes a violation of state law and will force her to sit on the sidelines for some of this year’s most important City Council votes.

Communications Hill Bombarded by Workouts, Drugs, Public Sex

Skaters, stoners, drinkers, shutterbugs, cyclists, Crossfitters, loiterers and horny teenagers—these are the people who are driving Communications Hill residents nuts.

Will Durst Kills at San Jose Stage Company Benefit Performance

It was Will Durst’s kind of crowd, as most of the audience could read—or knew someone who could. It was a special addition of the annual event where local politicians poke fun at themselves and each other: Monday Night Live. Held at the San Jose Athletic Center late last month, and on a Friday night instead of the standard Monday, the San Jose Stage Company also celebrated 30 years of local theater. It was a night to remember.

Got Signatures? Go to the Ballot

An explanation of how the ballot initiative process has affected the local political landscape—including a breakdown of four initiatives created in the last year—and an update on the $1 million check submitted by a developer to the city last week.