Don Edwards, who died last week at the age of 100, held a special place in the political prism of Silicon Valley.
A decade after acquiring a slice of a former agricultural research site at 90 N. Winchester Boulevard from the state, the city of Santa Clara has revived plans to redevelop it.
Cannabis clubs, already banned from every local jurisdiction except for some slim pickings of real estate in San Jose, may get outlawed from unincorporated Santa Clara County, too.
California’s political elite, including Gov. Jerry Brown, turned out in mass Wednesday at the State Capitol to honor the late former State Sen. John Vasconcellos. “John always believed people were born good,” Brown said. “I have a darker view.”
John Vasconcellos, California’s longest continuously serving lawmaker who represented the Silicon Valley for 38 years until he termed out in 2004, died over the weekend.
I learned an important lesson from former state Sen. John Vasconcellos—politics are personal. Every vote, every issue, every candidate he endorses—it’s all a reflection of his own belief system.
The first poll for the San Jose mayor’s race came out this week, and county Supervisor Dave Cortese sits atop the pack. This really isn’t surprising. What’s interesting is the fight for second.
Norm Mineta will turn 82 on Nov. 12. His accomplishments from mayor of San Jose to U.S. cabinet secretary under two administrations are legendary. San Jose’s airport is named after him. But Mineta’s most important role has been that of a mentor for two generations of leaders.