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 …

Mountain View’s ‘head tax’ measure passes; Incumbents Siegel, Showalter ousted by new council members

By Khalida Sarwari and Tatiana Sanchez Months of debate over Mountain View’s proposal to charge Google and other businesses a tax based on the number of their employees culminated with a resounding victory Tuesday night, with unofficial election results showing ballot Measure P captured 69.22 percent yes votes. And in the Mountain View City Council race, Mayor Lenny Siegel and Councilwoman Pat Showalter were swept out of office in a contest where six candidates vied Read More …

Cupertino assistant principal catches heat for slamming girls dance team attire

By Khalida Sarwari In the weeks following Monta Vista High School’s Homecoming rally, the conversations among students on campus have centered around two things: the disappointment of the graduating class losing to the juniors and what the school’s assistant principal said about the girls on the dance team. Some of the details around the controversial remark made by assistant principal Mike White are murky, but at least one person overheard him saying members of the Read More …