Author: Staff Reports

Assemblyman Evan Low joins Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign

The Yang Gang has a new Silicon Valley leader — Assemblyman Evan Low. The South Bay legislator announced Wednesday that he is joining Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign as a national co-chair. The news comes on the heels of the latest Democratic debate in Iowa, which excluded Yang much to the disappointment of his supporters, and...

Unusual allies: Ex-San Jose mayor endorses Dave Cortese for Senate

After lending his support to Mayor Sam Liccardo in his 2014 run for mayor against Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese, former Mayor Tom McEnery is all in for Cortese — an unusual decision given the two politicians’ starkly opposite views. Cortese, who this year terms out from the Board of Supervisors after 12 years...

San Jose: Shuttered Camera 12 site could soon have a new purpose

More than three years after spinning its last movie, the vacant Camera 12 site in downtown San Jose could soon be transformed into a vibrant office and retail space. Urban Catalyst, a San Jose-based real estate equity fund focused on development in opportunity zones, announced this week it has closed on the property at 201...

Kansen Chu for Assembly 2020 mailer raises eyebrows

California Assemblymember Kansen Chu surprised political insiders and voters alike when he announced earlier this year he planned to leave Sacramento to run for Santa Clara County supervisor. Despite the decision, some voters this holiday season received a one-page mailer detailing all of the legislator’s accomplishments in Sacramento — but the “paid for” disclaimer at...

San Jose City Council candidate involved in a fatal collision

San Jose City Council candidate Jenny Higgins Bradanini revealed late Wednesday night that she was involved in a collision that killed a 66-year-old man. “Monday morning in Los Gatos, I was involved in a tragic car accident that resulted in a fatality of a man,” Higgins Bradanini wrote in the email. “I am heartbroken and...

San Jose City College names a new president

Education leaders announced Monday the hiring of a new president for San José City College following a nationwide search. Rowena M. Tomaneng has been selected to lead the community college, according to district officials. A first-generation immigrant from the Philippines, Tomaneng joins the South Bay college after serving as president of Berkeley City College since...

San Jose education leader revokes City Council endorsement

In a stunning move Sunday night, a leading Evergreen education leader revoked her endorsement of San Jose City Councilmember Sylvia Arenas, who is facing re-election in 2020. Evergreen School Board President Bonnie Mace announced she’s withdrawing her support for Arenas and opting instead for a sole endorsement of her challenger Jim Zito, also an Evergreen...

Dueling endorsements in San Jose City Council race

San Jose Councilmember Sylvia Arenas and her opponent Jim Zito have nearly nothing in common. She’s a progressive Democrat. He’s a fiscally-conservative Republican. He’s earning the backing of the business lobby, including the Silicon Valley Organization, while she continues to be a labor union favorite. They differ ideologically on some social issues, how the city...

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