Amy Chan returns for second stint as Cupertino’s interim city manager

By Khalida Sarwari Amy Chan will be stepping into familiar shoes when she takes on the interim city manager post in Cupertino next month to succeed David Brandt. She came out of retirement six years ago to do the same after then-city manager David Knapp retired. Prior to retiring herself, she was a city manager for Sunnyvale. “I look forward to being a part of the Cupertino family again,” she said in a press statement Read More …

Oliverio congratulates ‘likely finalists,’ but not ready to concede

By Khalida Sarwari Though Pierluigi Oliverio currently trails Don Rocha by more than 600 votes for Santa Clara County supervisor, the former San Jose councilman is not yet ready to throw in the towel. Oliverio said Wednesday he plans to wait for the ballot count to be completed — which could take another week — before he concedes. With 642 votes separating the candidates as of late Friday afternoon, Oliverio would have to make an Read More …

Rocha nearly 700 votes ahead of Oliverio in District 4 race

By Khalida Sarwari Santa Clara County supervisor candidate Don Rocha’s lead over Pierluigi Oliverio climbed to 676 votes today, with only four percent of ballots remaining uncounted. Whoever gets the second most votes will face off against Susan Ellenberg in the November election for the District 4 seat. Ellenberg picked up 33 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s primary to emerge as the early front runner. The latest tally of Tuesday’s primary election results show Rocha Read More …

Warriors parade: Here’s how fans can interact with players along the route

By Khalida Sarwari and Tracey Kaplan Confetti will blanket the streets of Oakland once again, as the city on Tuesday at 11 a.m. holds its third victory parade in four years to celebrate the Golden State Warriors. But this time, the gala event to revel in the team’s NBA Finals sweep Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers comes with a twist. Instead of a traditional parade ending with speeches and a rally, there will be large Read More …

Small plane’s landing gear collapses at Mineta San Jose airport

By Khalida Sarwari A small plane suffered a gear collapse upon landing Friday afternoon at Mineta San Jose International Airport, an airport spokeswoman said. No one was hurt during the 4:08 p.m. landing, airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes said. Two people were aboard the plane, a Beechcraft Bonanza. “We are happy to report both are safe,” she said. It appears the aircraft’s landing gear, the structure that stabilizes an aircraft upon landing, collapsed as the plane Read More …