Judge to Decide on New Voting Districts for City of Santa Clara

A judge is hearing proposals for how to carve Santa Clara into as many as seven election districts to ensure fair representation for minorities. 

More Ethics Complaints Filed in Santa Clara City Council Races

Santa Clara voters are under siege. Each week a new accusation of campaign impropriety crops up.

Patricia Mahan Violated Santa Clara’s New Lobbyist Rules; City Attorney May Have Own Conflicts

Santa Clara enacted a new lobbyist rule this year, and the first suspected violation has apparently created additional conflicts of interest.

Questions Arise on ‘Dark Money’ Influence in South Bay Politics

A fresh round of campaign finance data triggered two unrelated claims about “dark money” influence in Silicon Valley politics.

Former Santa Clara Mayor, Council Candidate Pat Mahan Accused of Lobbyist Violations

Former Santa Clara Mayor Patricia Mahan, who’s again running for City Council, has been accused of failing to register as a lobbyist.

Santa Clara Candidate Raises More Cash Than He Can Spend

Despite taking flak for over-raising campaign money during his second run for Santa Clara City Council in 2006, Dominic Caserta is at it again.

How Santa Clara Scored Big in Attracting the 49ers, Super Bowl L

Here it comes. The biggest, baddest sports spectacular in the United States of America. Super Bowl L—that is L as in roman numeral 50; and “L” as in “L”ove it—will be an unofficial national holiday. This is an extravaganza and event so special that it dwarfs all other sporting events. And to think it all started with one man’s vision, a letter and a personal visit.

Former Santa Clara Mayor Has Cancer

Patricia Mahan, Santa Clara’s vice mayor after serving as mayor from 2002 through 2010, says she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. While it is unclear if Mahan’s condition will require leave from her position, she reportedly is expected to fully recover with proper treatment.