6 Contenders Vie for 3 Seats on Santa Clara Co. School Board

Six people are running for three seats on the Santa Clara County Board of Education, including two incumbents and some controversial challengers.

Schools Trustee Admonished for Undermining Board Colleagues

Santa Clara County Board of Education trustee Joseph DiSalvo came under fire for what some viewed as an effort to subvert his colleagues.

Santa Clara County Board of Education Appoints New Superintendent, Trustee

The Santa Clara County Board of Education has appointed Dr. Mary Ann Dewan as superintendent and Kathleen King as its new Area 2 trustee. 

Five Candidates Vie to Replace Former SCCOE Board President

The SCCOE board has its pick of five candidates to replace Michael Chang, who resigned as board president in December.

County Funds Sales Tax Poll to Support Labor Council Agenda

Pollsters commissioned by Santa Clara County will gauge voters’ willingness to pass a new sales tax. But this isn’t the survey’s first run.

Kathleen King’s Plan to Remain Politically Relevant Going Great

Kathleen King has remained politically relevant by keeping her nonprofits on the taxpayer dole. Now she plans to pivot that presence into a run for county supervisor—again.

Measure A Campaign Organizer First in Line for Measure A Money

Kathleen King ran the county’s $450 million sales tax campaign, and she also happens to be CEO of the organization most likely to get leftover money from Measure A. So, coincidence or kickback?

Turkey Trot Still Funds Political Foundation

Almost 28,000 people are expected to run in the 9th Annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, the Thanksgiving morning race put on each year by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation. The runners, walkers and joggers might be surprised to note that money raised in previous years to pay health care premiums for low income kids was diverted to political campaigns.

Rules to Consider Bill that Limits Nonprofit Political Spending

A gut-and-amend state Senate bill that would restrict nonprofits from spending taxpayer cash for political purposes has elicited opposition from K-12 and community college associations, various local governments—including San Jose—and the nonprofits that get money from them. That and more at Wednesday’s Rules and Open Government Committee meeting.