Former SCC Supervisor Susie Wilson, a Trailblazer in Silicon Valley Politics, Dies at 90

Susanne Boothe Wilson, who dedicated her life to public service, died in her San Jose home after a months-long battle with cancer.

San Jose May Revise Urban Village Policy to Advance Affordable Housing Projects

The City Council on Tuesday will consider relaxing requirements that have stymied the type of development prescribed by the General Plan.

Water District CEO Beau Goldie On Chopping Block, Travels to Savannah, Georgia to Duck Board

Beau Goldie will get on a plane to Georgia. By all accounts it should be an extraordinary trip, and the timing for the trip is no less extraordinary.

DA Confirms Investigation into Water District Deal with RMC

The District Attorney’s office confirmed Friday it has launched an investigation into conflicts of interest and allegations of fraudulent billing involving the Santa Clara Valley Water District and consultant RMC Water and Environment.

Odd Bunch: Republican Sheriff Laurie Smith, Organized Labor

Politics can make for strange bedfellows, but there was something surreal about last week’s re-election kickoff party for Sheriff Laurie Smith.

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.

Former Councilmember Forrest Williams Running for Mayor of San Jose

Former San Jose Councilmember Forrest Williams plans to run for mayor of San Jose, leaving a little less elbow room in an already crowded field. In a bid to succeed Mayor Chuck Reed, Williams will face off against Santa Clara County Supervisor David Cortese, Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen and councilmembers Pete Constant, Sam Liccardo and Pierluigi Oliverio, amongst others.