Who are the six candidates gunning for Yeager’s seat?

By Khalida Sarwari After a top contender abandoned his campaign for Santa Clara County supervisor amid sexual allegations, the field of candidates jockeying to replace Supervisor Ken Yeager has suddenly narrowed to six. Yeager can no longer run due to term limits, so for the first time in 12 years Santa Clara County voters will see a new face representing them in District 4 on the Board of Supervisors. San Jose Unified School District Board […]

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Oliverio addresses purported smear campaign by labor unions

By Khalida Sarwari About two dozen female supporters of Pierluigi Oliverio — among them San Jose Councilwoman Dev Davis — on Friday defended the candidate for Santa Clara County supervisor and denounced local labor groups for linking him to the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Roy Moore in recent campaign mailers. Davis accused the unions of trying to “derail the campaign of a good man” by equating the allegations against Oliverio with those leveled against […]

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Foothill-De Anza Community College District gets new interim president

By Khalida Sarwari The Foothill-De Anza Community College District has appointed Christina Espinosa-Pieb as interim president of De Anza College. The district, in a news release this week, said Espinosa-Pieb will replace Brian Murphy, who led the school for 14 years before announcing his retirement in April because of health issues. Espinosa-Pieb will serve as the college’s interim president though December 2019, at which point the district will launch a nationwide search to fill the […]

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Candidates react to Caserta dropping out of Santa Clara County supervisor’s race

Dominic Caserta’s sudden departure Tuesday from the Santa Clara County supervisor’s race amid sexual harassment allegations left his former opponents talking about ethics. “This race really should be about providing ethical and honorable representation and women are having a watershed moment where sexual harassment and unethical behavior are not tolerated,” candidate Susan Ellenberg said when asked her thoughts about Caserta, who also resigned as a member of the Santa Clara City Council. Candidate Mike Alvarado […]

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San Jose: Dead inmate identified as murder suspect

By Khalida Sarwari A 28-year-old inmate who died at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose earlier this week has been identified by the county coroner’s office as Johnny Lozano. He was awaiting trial for the 2013 murder of a 19-year-old San Jose State University nursing student. Lozano was pronounced dead at the medical center on Tuesday evening. He had been admitted for a preexisting health condition April 5, according to the Santa Clara […]

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