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.

Will SVO Schism Undermine Group’s Political Influence?

Infighting at the Silicon Valley Organization (SVO)—neé San Jose-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce—finally reached a breaking point.

SVO Apologizes Amid Backlash Over ‘Sexist,’ ‘Tone Deaf’ Email

The Silicon Valley Organization issued a public apology for the way it defended a political candidate accused of sexual harassment.

SVO Loses Members Over Response to Political Mailer

The Silicon Valley Organization drew flak for the way it responded to a campaign mailer about a candidate endorsed by its PAC.

Pat Dando, Former Vice Mayor of San Jose, Remembered for Her Straight Talk, Tireless Work Ethic

Pat Dando, the former vice mayor of San Jose and CEO of the South Bay chamber, leaves a legacy of championing local businesses and Almaden.

Chamber CEO Matt Mahood Joins Republican Exodus over Trump

Matt Mahood left the GOP this summer, making him the first non-Republican to lead Silicon Valley’s chamber of commerce in years.

Campaign Records Provide a Glimpse of Silicon Valley’s Political Landscape

Santa Clara County is one of just 17 in California that offer campaign finance records in easily analyzed online forms. Here’s what they show.

Silicon Valley Coalition Plays Key Role in Funding Early Education

There is a new beginning in California for economic development and ending mass incarceration. Yesterday, Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to allot an additional $265 million to fund early education for low-income children.

San Jose Considers Blocking Tobacco Company Giveaways

San Jose may join dozens of other California cities in outlawing distribution of free or low-cost tobacco products.