Among the biggest beneficiaries of Govern For California, a network of local chapters — 'force mulipliers' — that amplifies its donors’ influence on legislative races, is Assemblymember Robert Rivas, who wants to become the next Assembly speaker.
After a weekend of lobbying, jockeying and speculating, then a flurry of parliamentary maneuvers and a six-hour closed-door caucus meeting on Tuesday, Rivas’ campaign for speaker ended abruptly. California Assembly Democrats decided to keep their current leader, Speaker Anthony Rendon
Gilroy Officer Catalina Fraide’s disciplined response in September 2021 to a live-fire ambush by a violent felon intent on killing police officers is a credit to her training, professionalism and courage, wrote Deputy District Attorney Robert Baker.
Critics say that despite threats of big insurance premiums in the wake of a 2019 mass shooting, Gilroy city officials pulled the plug too early on the Gilroy Garlic Festival after more than four decades.
Supervisors voted unanimously to give $3 million to a Planned Parenthood office in San Jose to help expand its medical and reproductive care services n anticipation of an increase in women both in the county and from other states seeking abortion services.