Originally an anti-stadium advocacy group, Santa Clara Plays Fair is growing into a prominent city watchdog for other city issues. They’ve earned respect of city leaders and local media.
After two years as reigning county mock trial champions, The Menlo School team was dethroned at the NorCal Mock Trial Invitational.
A program giving temporary legal status to young immigrants was in jeopardy during the presidential election. Now, local undocumented immigrants are rushing to fill out applications.
This month’s elections resulted in a Santa Clara City Council with strong ties to law enforcement and limited diversity.
Historically, a presidential election year brings out a high percentage of registered voters — and that was the case on the Peninsula earlier this month.
On Tuesday night, a grass-roots campaign two years in the making culminated with the passage of Measure D, which raises San Jose’s minimum wage from $8 to $10.
When voters elected East Palo Alto’s first majority-Latino City Council in 2008, the political landscape finally caught up to a demographic shift that had happened a decade earlier. But those gains have yet to solidify.
Proposition 36, the Three Strikes Reform Act, passed with 68.6 percent of popular support. The death penalty repeal, Proposition 34, lost narrowly.
Proposition 30, an initiative backed by Gov. Jerry Brown to raise income taxes on wealthy Californians to support public education, has pulled off a surprise victory despite trailing in the week leading up to the election.