Sheriff’s Office Forms Task Force to Help Tenants Facing Eviction

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office formed a task force to prevent people who face evictions from ending up on the streets.

Assemblyman Evan Low Leads Push to Abolish Electoral College

A coalition of California legislators, led by Campbell Assemblyman Evan Low, introduced a resolution that aims to abolish the Electoral College.

Political Operative Again Targets Carrasco, Who Accuses Campos Clan of Obsessive Vendetta

James Rowen just can’t seem to quit Magdalena Carrasco. The political operative who was sued off the Internet for defamation has once again taken aim at the San Jose councilwoman’s fundraising before taking office this year.

Dave Cortese’s Unusual Emails, and the Cindy Chavez Hangover

County Supervisor Dave Cortese has taken an unusual approach to email in recent months. But perhaps more worrisome for the San Jose mayoral candidate, Cindy Chavez’ successful run for a county supervisor seat last year could cut into funds that were expected to help him get elected.

Democratic Central Committee Endorses Campos, Fong, Rocha

The Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee (DCC) finalized its endorsements for the June primary, giving three sole and two dual endorsements in San Jose’s five City Council races.

Liccardo Camp Challenges Dem Central Committee on Endorsement, Spending

The Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee is on the fast track to endorse its preferred mayoral hopeful, Dave Cortese. But there are growing concerns that the group’s backing will give that candidate the unfair advantage of bypassing campaign finance laws that apply to individual candidates. Campaign staff of Councilman Sam Liccardo, the fundraising frontrunner in the mayor’s race, challenged the DCC in emails to abide by the same rules governing candidates that prevent unlimited spending in an election.

Mayoral Candidates Shrug Off Dem Central Committee Endorsement

The Democratic Central Committee voted last week to speed up its endorsement process, giving the group two more months to rally behind its chosen San Jose mayoral candidate (hint: Dave Cortese). As a result, some candidates who would be up for consideration—but unlikely to win the endorsement—are now saying they didn’t want the committee’s backing in the first place.

Dem Central Committee Votes for Early Endorsement for San Jose Mayor’s Race

In a near-unanimous vote Thursday, the county’s Democratic Central Committee agreed to move its endorsement decision for the San Jose mayor’s race from April to February. Moving the schedule up a couple months gives the party more time to mobilize a campaign behind its preferred candidate, who many presume to be county Supervisor Dave Cortese.

Showdown Expected at Democratic Central Committee over Endorsement for Mayor

The county’s Democratic Central Committee will vote Thursday night on whether to advance its endorsement process by a month, and the result could have a dramatic impact on the San Jose mayor’s race.