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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...

South Bay leaders demand Kansen Chu resign over racially-charged remarks

Bay Area civil rights organizations joined forces Monday to call for Assemblymember Kansen Chu’s resignation in response to his “racist and hateful” comments. Condemning Chu’s comments to the Chinese language publication World Journal, Walter Wilson, a community leader from the Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet, said leaders in Silicon Valley’s Asian, Black and Latinx communities will...

Leaders push to name new BART station after ex-San Jose mayor

A coalition of powerful Silicon Valley leaders want to name the new BART station in San Jose after ex-Mayor Ron Gonzales. After all, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown gave Gonzales the nickname “Mayor BART.” Pete Carrillo, principal of consultancy Silicon Valley Advisors, this month launched an email campaign, gaining support from political leaders, activists...

Assembly candidate arrested in San Jose for violating curfew

One of the most high-profile arrests on the first night of San Jose’s curfew was Assembly candidate Alex Lee. Lee said he ended the day with his hands zip-tied in a police wagon transporting several other protesters detained for being out past curfew Sunday night. He said he was talking to reporters outside a news...

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...

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