2018: A Year in Review

In which we look back on all the strange, infuriating and preposterous things that went down in 2018 and say, “Sayonara!”

Campbell School Board Candidate Invites Outrage for Controversial Views on Guns, Welfare, Islam

Robert Varich has drawn criticism from fellow candidates for his controversial views on, among other things, arming teachers with guns.

Campbell Schools Trustee Matthew Dean Vows to Make Amends for Offensive Remarks

A South Bay schools trustee who came under fire for glibly denying the realities of discrimination said he’d rather redeem himself than resign.

Campbell Schools Trustee Matthew Dean Apologizes for Inflammatory Remarks

Matthew Dean apologized in an uncharacteristically tame email, but only after doubling down on his inflammatory hot-takes in a phone call.