Santa Clara County Democratic Party condemns supervisorial candidate Oliverio for past misconduct

By Khalida Sarwari In a resolution sharply critical of Board of Supervisors’ candidate Pierluigi Oliverio, the Santa Clara County Democratic Party questioned his suitability for the office, citing allegations of sexual harassment and verbal abuse against him in a 2014 lawsuit. The party on Thursday “overwhelmingly voted” to adopt a resolution to censure Oliverio over claims a former employee made against the candidate while he served on the San Jose City Council, said party Chairman […]

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Cupertino city manager Brandt retires from his post

By Khalida Sarwari Cupertino city manager David Brandt announced Wednesday that he’ll retire in July after nearly six years as the city’s top administrative officer to lead a nonprofit in Oregon. “I’m gratified to leave the city of Cupertino in a strong financial position,” Brandt said. “I’m also satisfied that the city was able to heavily invest in its infrastructure and expand its services to the community during my tenure. With the impending full occupation […]

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Sunnyvale police exploring drone program

By Khalida Sarwari The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety is exploring a drone program to make the community safer. Officers say the technology will allow them to do more in emergency situations. Now they want to know what the community thinks. Sunnyvale police hope to buy at least one drone to use in a range of scenarios including finding suspects quicker, searching for missing people and even in hostage situations. Residents get to weigh in […]

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Plan to replace mobile home park with townhouses advances

By Khalida Sarwari A proposal to replace the Blue Bonnet Mobile Home Park with a townhouse development received the Sunnyvale Planning Commission’s approval despite being the target of a lawsuit that aims to stop it. The lawsuit, filed by residents of the mobile home park at 617 E. Evelyn Ave., takes aim at a conversion impact report approved by the City Council last year that essentially allows mobile home properties to be transformed to other […]

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Summit on gun violence at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds on Saturday

By Khalida Sarwari The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, home to biannual gun shows that the county’s supervisors are seeking to curtail, will be the site of a summit on gun violence on Saturday. The Tully Road venue will serve a daylong gathering for anyone that has gun reform on their mind, from faith-based groups to folks in the business community, community leaders to nonprofits and gun hobbyists to second amendment defenders. And, of course, students: […]

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