Deputy Sheriffs’ Association President Morrissey Resigns

Don Morrissey, the embattled president of the Santa Clara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, said he’s ready to step down.

Demotion Over Hateful Texts Moves to Center Stage in Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Race

A powerful union leader violated agency policies by failing to report hate speech—and the former undersheriff leapt to his defense.

Dominic Caserta in Free Fall as Key Endorsers Back Out Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Dominic Caserta has been losing key endorsements in his bid for Santa Clara County supervisor after new allegations surfaced this week.

‘Justice for Stevie’ March Demands Answers in Gilroy Resident’s In-Custody Death

The family of Gilroy resident Steven Juarez and about 100 neighbors and friends took to the South County city’s streets on Saturday.

Silicon Valley NAACP Calls for Resignation of Deputy Sheriffs’ Union President Don Morrissey

NAACP chapter president Rev. Jethroe Moore accused the head of the Santa Clara County sheriff deputies union of sending racist texts.

Nonprofit Executives Respond to Cindy Chavez Conflict Allegations

On March 24, Metro/San Jose Inside reported that Santa Clara Family Health Foundation (SCFHF) executive board member and officer Cindy Chavez participated in a board decision to provide $250,000 in funding to the Yes on A committee, on which she and Kathleen King—CEO of SCFHF—constituted a majority of the three-member committee. The committee subsequently turned over a large portion of the funds to the South Bay Labor Council Issues PAC and Democratic Central Committee’s PAC. Because of Chavez’s obvious conflicts of interest—she headed up the SBLC at the time—and the importance of a countywide sales tax increase, which will be paid by all residents, Metro/San Jose Inside felt this was a matter of public interest.

On Friday, nine nonprofit executives wrote a letter to express their thoughts on recent articles. They worry that investigative reporting could make nonprofits “the target of unfounded accusations and public reproach.” Because we feel this is a useful debate to have, and because we want to give differing points of view the proper attention they deserve, we are running below the letter in full, in addition to its appearance in the comments section where it was submitted. —Editor