Eric Bauman Resigns as Cal Democratic Party Chair Amid Sexual Misconduct Inquiry

California’s top Democratic Party official stepped down amid mounting political pressure over claims of sexual assault and harassment.

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran Condemns Malicious Ad Linking Him to Communist Vietnam

A mailer painting Rich Tran as a communist backfired by drawing fierce condemnation on whoever sent the offending literature.

Transgender Activists, Allies in Silicon Valley Protest Trump Policy: ‘We Will Not be Erased’

South Bay trans advocates joined a nationwide campaign protesting a Trump administration proposal to narrow the definition of gender.

San Jose Denounces ‘Public Charge’ Rule for Immigrants

City officials plan to formally oppose a federal policy that could hurt thousands of San Jose’s foreign-born residents.

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.

San Jose May Move Mayoral Races to Presidential Election Years to Boost Voter Turnout

Sam Liccardo would hold his seat for another two years if the city moves its mayoral races to coincide with presidential elections.

SJ Councilors Carrasco, Arenas Want to Speed Up Timeline for Slashing Car Impound Fees

Two of San Jose’s elected officials want the city to reduce its vehicle impound fees as soon as possible.

SVO Uninvites San Jose Vice Mayor From Seattle Trip to Make Room for Mayor Sam Liccardo

Sam Liccardo almost had to stay home from a business delegation to Seattle—until the SVO, invoking Beyoncé, gave him an out.

San Jose Revisits Discussion on Commercial Linkage Fees

A group of City Council members hope to revive a discussion about commercial linkage fees to fund new affordable housing.