City of Santa Clara Prepares to Buy Out Banquet Hall Lease Through Eminent Domain

David Ebrahimi, the 72-year-old proprietor of David’s Banquet Hall in Santa Clara, must never have heard the old saw about fighting city hall.

Op-Ed: Sunnyvale’s Elected Leaders Expose City to Risk of Costly Civil Rights Lawsuit

Sunnyvale’s elected officials have put the city at risk of a civil rights lawsuit over its voting system.

Santa Clara Opts Not to Host Political Forums, Prompting Outrage From Candidates

Santa Clara has called off its long-running candidate forums in one of the most consequential election years in the city’s history.

DA Declines to File Charges Against Disgraced Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta

The DA says it won’t file criminal charges against Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta, who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Santa Clara Wins Legal Dispute Over S.F. 49ers’ Stadium Rent

Santa Clara prevailed in a legal battle with the San Francisco 49ers over how much the team should pay to rent the city-owned Levi’s Stadium.

Ruling in Voting Rights Case Stands to Upend Political Landscape in Santa Clara

A judge’s order to split Santa Clara into six election districts could undermine Mayor Lisa Gillmor’s majority bloc on the City Council.

Santa Clara Cuts Ties With Chamber of Commerce, Citing Potential Conflicts, Self-Dealing

Santa Clara city officials are cutting ties with the local chamber of commerce, citing a preliminary audit that identified potential self-dealing.

Former Santa Clara Councilman Dominic Caserta Named in 15 Police Reports, Officials Say

Officials say there are 15 police reports filed against Dominic Caserta, resigned from the Santa Clara City Council amid harassment claims.

Santa Clara Unified Breaks Silence on Dominic Caserta’s Sexual Harassment Scandal

Dominic Caserta is on paid leave pending an independent investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed and bullied students.

Dominic Caserta Resigns From Santa Clara Council Amid Mounting Harassment Claims

Dominic Caserta has resigned from elected office and pulled out of the county supervisor race amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct.