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May 29, 2023

Five vie for council seats

The four-week period to file for three seats on City Council opened July 14, and former councilmen and planning commissioners joined the roster of potential contenders for the Nov. 4 election.

Too late for little library?

If voters do not approve a $37 million bond to build a new

District Attorney opens probe of water district

San Jose—The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office has launched an investigation into conflicts of interest and allegations of fraudulent billing at the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

Green voted as new county board president

Trustee Darcie Green was unanimously voted as new board president for the Santa Clara County Board of Education for the coming year during the Dec. 10 meeting, while Trustee Anna Song was given full support from her fellow board members to be named vice president.Green was appointed to the board in 2012 to fill a vacancy in Area 6. She currently serves as the community and government relations manager for Kaiser Permanente South Bay, according to SCCBOE staff. Green was named recipient of the 2014 Barbara Jordan Leadership Award, which honors young elected officials who demonstrate a distinguished record of public service to their community.Son was elected to the board in 200 as the first Korean-born female to be elected in California’s history, according to the SCCOE announcement. She also serves on the County School Boards Association Executive Board.

Updated: Marijuana dispensary up in smoke?

A split city council rejected the idea of a medical marijuana

Pursuit for second place in District 1 supervisor race ends: Williams wins by 62 votes

Sixteen days after the polls opened for the June 8 primary

Gilroy tourism snags a big city funding boost

Gilroy will soon be known for much more than its garlic if the

Auto Mall Parkway coming to Gilroy

Gilroy's auto dealerships are getting a new street name and improved signage on U.S. 101 as the City goes into overdrive to attract big-spending car buyers. Chestnut Street from 10th Street to Luchessa Avenue will be renamed Auto Mall Parkway in the coming months, and in a coup for Gilroy, Caltrans will also put in “Auto Mall Parkway” signs on the highway at no cost to local taxpayers.

Editorial: Supreme Court Keeps City Officials from Hiding Records

The California Supreme Court last week put a sock in the argument that it’s OK for elected officials and government employees to keep citizens out of the loop by using private email and texting accounts to conduct the public’s business.

Voting glitches raise concerns amid tight presidential race

In one Florida county, voters were wrongly told they could vote the day after the election. In storm-wracked New Jersey, emergency plans to allow email voting proved too popular for election officials to handle. In Pennsylvania and Ohio, a variety of problems raised questions about the integrity of the vote.