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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …