Silicon Valley Community Foundation names new CEO

By Khalida Sarwari Nicole Taylor, a long-serving steward with roots in the Bay Area nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, has been named the new president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Her appointment ends the organization’s months-long search to replace ousted founding president Emmett D. Carson in the wake of a scandal that roiled the Mountain View-based philanthropy. Taylor, 49, comes with an impressive resume, including her most recent stints as vice-president at Arizona State University and Read More …

Los Gatos: All three incumbents win re-election in town council race

By Khalida Sarwari Tuesday was a big night for incumbents in Los Gatos as all three held onto their seats in the town council race, unofficial election results showed. Mayor Rob Rennie secured 31.16 percent of the vote, Councilwoman Marico Sayoc came in second with 27.38 percent and Vice Mayor Steve Leonardis took third with 25.86 percent. Rennie will return for a second term to tackle issues such as traffic congestion and oversee a new Read More …

Campbell: Gibbons, Resnikoff re-elected; Bybee takes third council seat

By Khalida Sarwari Campbell voters re-elected two incumbents and a former city clerk to the City Council Tuesday night, according to unofficial election results. Councilwoman Liz Gibbons, Mayor Paul Resnikoff and former city clerk Anne Coyne Bybee led the field of five candidates competing for three seats. With 25.81 percent of the vote, Gibbons won a second term to carry out the work she first started as a planning commissioner. The longtime Campbell resident is a Read More …

Sunnyvale voters elect two incumbents and one newcomer, pass three measures

By Khalida Sarwari Sunnyvale voters elected two incumbents and one new council member while passing three measures, according to the latest election results. With all precincts reporting, Gustav Larsson, 51, a software engineer for a cybersecurity startup, defeated Henry Alexander III, a 47-year-old regional marketing operations manager for Crystal Equation and an adjunct professor at San Jose’s Cogswell Polytechnical College, with 59.94 percent of the vote, according to unofficial figures. Incumbent Mayor Glenn Hendricks, 57, Read More …

Paul, Vaidhyanathan and Chao ahead in Cupertino council race with all precincts reporting

By Khalida Sarwari Incumbent Mayor Darcy Paul and Councilwoman Savita Vaidhyanathan and newcomer Liang-Fang Chao maintained their lead for three open seats on the Cupertino City Council Thursday evening. While 100 percent of precincts have reported, the race remains extremely close as thousands of ballots have yet to be counted. It may take days or weeks to determine an official tally. Paul collected 17.71 percent of the tally, followed by Chao, who made a surprising comeback Read More …