Redevelopment 2.0: State Sens. Jim Beall, Mike McGuire Push New Affordable Housing Bill

The two policymakers say their proposal will take an aggressive approach to California’s unprecedented affordable housing crisis.

VTA Considers Service Cuts, Fare Hikes, Employee Buyouts to Cope with Budget Shortfall

The VTA is bracing for employee buyouts, fare hikes and reduced bus service to cope with a $20 million deficit in 2019.

Op-Ed: Google Bought Land in Downtown San Jose—Now What?

San Jose has arrived at a fork in the road: we can either tax tech to build homes and transit, or we can recommit to a broken status quo.

Spouse of South Bay Schools Trustee Darcie Green Tells Cops She Tried to Run Him Over

SCCOE trustee Darcie Green’s romance with a convicted abuser ended on a regrettable, unsurprisingly violent note.

How Silicon Valley’s Lila Rose Became the Face of Millennial Anti-Abortion Activism

Lila Rose became an anti-abortion activist after famously making hoaxy undercover videos in hopes of getting Planned Parenthood defunded.

Eric Bauman Resigns as Cal Democratic Party Chair Amid Sexual Misconduct Inquiry

California’s top Democratic Party official stepped down amid mounting political pressure over claims of sexual assault and harassment.

Santa Clara County Officials Spar Over Who Should Influence Billions of Dollars in Tax Appeals

What would’ve been a routine nomination erupted into a political brawl between county Assessor Larry Stone and Supervisor Dave Cortese.

Local Maker Emily Parker’s Journey From Civil Servant to Leather Goods Artisan

In true Silicon Valley fashion, Emily Parker launched her leather studio out of her garage before opening a storefront in Menlo Park.

Pot Shots: Voters Pass Cannabis Tax Measures in Mountain View, Santa Clara, Morgan Hill

Bay Area voters last week ushered in more than a dozen local weed ordinances, all but one concerning taxes.