Author: Staff Reports

Carl Guardino’s next move finally revealed

After Carl Guardino announced in January he is stepping down as CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, speculation swirled about the powerful business leader’s next move. “I truly do not know what is next, as I did not believe it was appropriate to start searching in any way while I was still being entrusted to...

San Jose mayor compares racist cops to teachers in deleted tweet

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo compared racist cops to teachers in a now-deleted tweet as calls to defund the police intensified after Facebook posts made by active and retired police officers were exposed by a blogger. In a now-deleted tweet, Liccardo responded to a tweet from Sajid Khan — a public defender who recently became...

Johnny Khamis apologizes for ‘lower-income’ remark, clarifies his intent

San Jose Councilmember Johnny Khamis raised eyebrows — and garnered a chuckle from Mayor Sam Liccardo — when he complained that his WiFi is spotty even though he doesn’t live in a low-income neighborhood. The comment came during Tuesday’s virtual City Council meeting after Khamis experienced technical problems. Liccardo asked him to turn off his...

San Jose radio legend Bob Kieve dies

Legendary San Jose radioman Bob Kieve died Sunday, according to his closest family and friends. He was 98. Kieve owned KLIV radio station since 1967 and served as president of Empire Broadcasting Corp. The longtime radioman shut down KLIV’s operations in Jan. 2019 after more than 70 years on the air. He led the AM...

Santa Clara County retailers to reopen for curbside pickup, but there’s a catch

After growing pressure from Silicon Valley businesses desperate to get back to work, Santa Clara County health officials on Monday made the highly-anticipated decision to allow certain retailers to open for curbside pick-up. The announcement Monday aligns Santa Clara County — along with four Bay Area counties and Berkeley — with the state’s revised shelter-in-place...

San Jose: Primary opponents endorse in county, state races

After running a campaign against Kansen Chu, San Jose Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco has endorsed the assemblyman in his quest to win a seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. Carrasco and Chu faced off in a four-way race in the March primary to replace Supervisor Dave Cortese, who is terming out of office...

California has done more than 1 million COVID-19 tests, county ramps up capacity

California has now conducted more than 1 million tests for COVID-19, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday, just as Santa Clara County leaders encouraged workers with frequent public contact to get tested. “Ramping up our testing capacity is critical as we begin modifying our stay at home order,” Newsom said during his daily briefing. “In addition...