Pam Foley to Face Kalen Gallagher This Fall in San Jose’s District 9

Come November, D9 voters will have their pick between a young independent in Kalen Gallagher or business-friendly schools trustee in Pam Foley. 

Candidates Vie for LGBTQ Support in Bid to Succeed Santa Clara County Supe Ken Yeager

Several people running to replace Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager made their case Thursday for the BAYMEC endorsement.

Did Two Politically Connected Developers Get a Pass on VTA Project’s Key Requirement?

Ties between developers and the VTA board suggest that political favors tainted bidding for a mixed-use project by the Tamien station.

San Jose Approves the Sale of Recreational Cannabis for 2018

San Jose’s 16 licensed pot shops can sell non-medicinal cannabis to anyone over the age of 21 starting Jan. 1.

San Jose Police Officers Open Fire in 4th Shooting of this Year

San Jose police shot two men this week. The incidents accounted for the city’s third and fourth officer-involved shootings this year.

San Jose to Discuss Investment Policy, Social Responsibility

San Jose will consider revising the social responsibility clause in its investment policy for the first time since the Great Recession.

Drama Averted in D6: Chapman Agrees to Take Part in San Jose Council Candidate Forums

Helen Chapman took issue with the incumbent’s role in organizing a series of political forums, but she has since agreed to participate.

Silicon Valley’s High Rents Keep People in Toxic Relationships

The cost of living here takes more than a financial toll—it’s personal. If a relationship falls apart, there’s often nowhere else to go.

2016 Year in Preview: Jails, Rep. Honda, Police and Pot

Last week we ran through the biggest stores of 2015 in our annual Year in Review. As we pivot to a New Year, here’s a look at the stories to come.