During a private meeting in Atherton, venture capitalist and former state controller Steve Westly told a few dozen tech execs, politicos and influence peddlers that he will run for governor of California in 2018.
Trustee Leon Beauchman will step down at the end of this month from his elected seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education. I first learned of his decision during a call from him in February. It was a bittersweet moment.
Two years after upping its local minimum wage, San Jose may back a statewide effort to raise the minimum to $13 an hour by 2017. Mayor Sam Liccardo, who voted against San Jose's minimum wage increase in 2012, says the policy makes more sense at a state level.
President Barack Obama delivered a speech focusing on cybersecurity Friday at Stanford University, before signing an executive order intended to facilitate a dialogue between tech companies and the government.
The City Council on Tuesday will discuss the plan, which would create a new department to help people who qualify for relief under President Obama's executive action that shields 5 million immigrants from deportation and provides a path to legalization.
Kansen Chu’s decampment from the San Jose City Council for the State Assembly has spun off a crowded race to replace him. So far, 10 people have expressed an interest in running for North San Jose’s District 4 seat. But a source tells Fly that an interim appointment could be coming.