A sitdown with Dianna Zamora-Marroquin

Just in time for the frenzy of the 2020 election, Silicon Valley’s most powerful labor coalition has a new political director — Dianna Zamora-Marroquin, who previously handled communications for the South Bay Labor Council. Zamora-Marroquin told San José Spotlight that her new focus will be on activating young voters and marginalized communities of color to...

Hundreds of union workers continue fight with Santa Clara County

The battle between union workers and Santa Clara County supervisors rages on, as hundreds of workers sporting purple and red t-shirts crowded the board chambers last month before the supervisors parted for summer recess. “Please be quiet so we can hear people speaking, so we don’t have to stop the meeting,” said Supervisor Cindy Chavez,...

San Jose lawmaker accused of dating a senior staffer

This article was corrected on August 31, 2019. San Jose Councilmember Lan Diep is the target of an anonymous political poll released in late May that alleges he “violated city policy” by dating a senior staffer and taking her with him on last year’s taxpayer-funded sister city trip to Japan.  The three-day telephone poll —...

Santa Clara picks committee to help divide the city for elections

Santa Clara has appointed seven people to its Charter Review Committee, a group that will help determine how future City Council members are elected. The committee will meet over the summer and fall to gather resident feedback before helping craft a ballot question about how the city should be split up for voting purposes that...

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