Author: Todd Perlman (Todd Perlman)

Kathy Watanabe fights for four more years in Santa Clara

Kathy Watanabe has spent much of her first four years on the Santa Clara City Council battling the 49ers, and she does not plan to stop if voters return her to the council for another four-year term representing District 1. The 49ers and the city have clashed over a variety of issues since 2010, including...

Battle for Obama: Senate candidate demands opponent pull ads implying endorsement

District 15 state Senate candidates Ann Ravel and Dave Cortese each boasts a long list of high-profile endorsements. None may be bigger than the backing Ravel received from former President Barack Obama. And she wants Cortese to stop misleading voters by implying that the 44th commander-in-chief endorses his candidacy after Cortese produced a campaign mailer...

Neighbors, planners at odds over future of Diridon Station, Google development

Neighborhood leaders argue San Jose planners continue to portray them unfairly as “anti-housing and anti-development” amid Diridon area redevelopment talks, ramping up the potential for conflict with developers down the line. All they want, say members of the Diridon Area Neighborhood Group (DANG), is for the city to pursue smart development and community engagement on...

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