Silicon Valley’s Half-Cent Transit Sales Tax Clears Legal Hurdle

An appellate court has ruled that Santa Clara County’s half-cent sales tax known passed in 2016 as Measure B is legal.

CPUC to Investigate San Jose Water Co.’s Billing Practices

State regulators have launched an investigation to determine whether the San Jose Water Co. over-billed customers for 30 years.

Should San Jose Limit Rent Hikes for Struggling Small Businesses?

A local community leader wants San Jose to explore ways to limit rent increases for struggling mom-and-pop businesses.

‘Audrie’s Law’ Aims to Toughen Sex Crime Statutes

The parents of Audrie Pott, the 15-year-old Saratoga girl who hanged herself after being sexually assaulted and cyberbullied by classmates, have successfully lobbied for a bill that would strengthen California’s sex crime statutes.

Cupertino Councilman Barry Chang May Have Run Afoul of the Brown Act

Barry Chang saying something inappropriate in public is hardly earth-shattering news, but this time the Cupertino councilman and state Assembly candidate may have actually broken the law by bringing up a closed-session discussion out in the open.