Longtime business owner and City Council hopeful Denise Belisle sold Evergreen Coffee Company — her beloved mom-and-pop coffee shop in Evergreen — fueling speculation about what’s next and whether she’s gearing up for another council run. “I’ve certainly thought about it,” said Belisle, who finished third in a five-way primary race for the District 8...
Top Silicon Valley GOP leaders didn’t hold back criticism of a former Bay Area Democrat’s attempts to keep control of the House — after losing his seat three years ago. Former U.S. Rep. Mike Honda, who lost his seat to Democrat Ro Khanna in 2016, earlier this year launched a new political action committee, the Hold the House...
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...
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,...
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 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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