Omar Torres Withdraws Challenge to 22-Year Incumbent in Santa Clara Valley Water District Race

Omar Torres has dropped his challenge to Tony Estremera for the District 6 Santa Clara Valley Water District seat.

Op-Ed: California WaterFix Ensures Clean, Safe Water for Santa Clara County

Participating in the project means that this county will have a better chance of sustaining its imported water supply in future years.

Alvarado, Chavez to Meet in Runoff; SBLC Flack Denies Media Access

Tuesday night’s special election ended with Cindy Chavez and Teresa Alvarado placing first and second, respectively, in the primary for the county supervisor seat formerly held by George Shirakawa Jr. But while each candidate hosted parties to celebrate making it to the runoff, one of Chavez’s handlers was less than thrilled to allow media access.

The Super County Supervisor Race

The county’s four remaining supervisors voted Tuesday to hold a million dollar special election on June 4 to fill the seat of soon-to-be-jailbird George Shirakawa Jr. If only there was an app for that. Considering the job pays six figures, provides a CalPERS pension, comes with all kinds of perks—assuming you don’t exceed a $3,000-a-year local meal allowance with your P-Card (really?!)—and could last 12 years if all three terms are completed, there should be no shortage of entrants.