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!”

Milpitas Mayor Eyes 2020 Run for Santa Clara County Supervisor

On the eve of his swearing-in to a second two-year term as Milpitas mayor, Rich Tran is now expanding the scope of his political ambition.

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran Vows to Follow Through on Recall Threat

After years on the defensive, the Milpitas mayor is flexing his political muscles, threatening to make good on a threat to oust a political foe.

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.

Newly Released Records Detail Misconduct by Former Milpitas City Manager Tom Williams

The former manager billed taxpayers for his own legal fees and then tried to cover his tracks, according to a newly released report.

Judge Tentatively Orders Milpitas to Release Records About Former City Manager Tom Williams

The public’s right to know about a former Milpitas official’s alleged misconduct outweighs his right to privacy, according to a court ruling.

Milpitas Official Who Resigned Amid Controversy Lands Interim Job as Millbrae City Manager

Tom Williams, who resigned amid controversy as city manager of Milpitas, found a new job as chief administrator in his hometown of Millbrae.

Judge Weighs Public’s Right to Know vs. Ex-Milpitas Official’s Privacy in ‘Reverse CPRA’ Case

A Santa Clara County judge heard oral arguments from both sides on Monday and is expected to issue a ruling in the case within 90 days.

Silicon Valley Students Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

Thousands of students throughout the Bay Area walked out of their classes on Wednesday to take a stand against gun violence.