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San Jose Councilman Raul Peralez eyeing run for mayor

After more than a decade of public service, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is in the final stretch of his tenure with a little more than two years before the nation’s 10th largest city votes for a new leader. And a handful of political leaders are being eyed to replace him, including downtown Councilmember Raul Peralez. Peralez...

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...

Ex-San Jose councilman leaves Santa Clara County for Valley Water

With just six months left in office, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese is losing his chief of staff. Cortese’s top legislative leader, former San Jose Councilmember Don Rocha, is leaving his office for a job at the Santa Clara Valley Water District. He’ll serve as a supervising program administrator in government relations for the...

NAACP to Sam Liccardo: Apologize to black city administrator

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is in hot water with local ethnic leaders after a heated exchange with a black city administrator raised eyebrows during a public meeting last week. The local San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP sent a letter Monday to Liccardo and every member of the San Jose City Council demanding a public apology...

Amid COVID-19, San Jose cannabis company expands deliveries with Teslas

While the coronavirus crisis has financially devastated many small businesses, some San Jose cannabis shops are seeing green — despite ongoing restrictions under the county’s health order. Airfield Supply Co., a 10-year-old cannabis dispensary tucked in south San Jose, reports a massive 400 percent increase in marijuana deliveries since the pandemic began. The company saw...

Rick Callender poised to be Valley Water’s next CEO

It’s not official yet, but it’s pretty darn close — Rick Callender appears poised to be the next CEO of Valley Water. The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors on Friday met in closed-session via video conference to discuss the appointment of the water district’s next CEO and general manager. While no one...

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