Monthly Archives : January 2016

WHOPPER – To the Lying Fly: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.


Usually, a Whooper column is written to expose a story or column that distorts information or presents a misleading narrative. Today, we shine the light of truth on a piece that does all of that PLUS it includes some utter stinkin’ indefensible flat out lies. The article in question appears in San Jose Inside’s column, The Fly (1/27/16). Its title…

Opportunity To Work Initiative – First of Its Kind in the Nation


Today, Silicon Valley Rising (SVR) filed the Opportunity to Work Initiative which would require employers to offer qualified part- time employees the opportunity to work additional hours before hiring new part-time or temporary employees.  It is the first initiative of its kind in the country.  Although San Francisco and SeaTac have adopted similar ordinances, no previous initiative has aimed to provide…

Lan Diep Announces Run for San Jose City Council


Attorney Lan Diep has just announced his run for the San Jose City Council District 4 seat.  Diep ran for the same seat in the 2015 special election, coming in third and missing the runoff by 13 votes.  The Republican, previously Chamber of Commerce backed candidate, could be a strong contender to unseat incumbent Manh Nguyen.

Reed Withdraws Pension Measure


Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has finally made a decision we can stand behind: he has withdrawn his floundering measure that attacks the retirement security of public workers in California.  Polls recently conducted showed waning support for the measure, making it impossible for Reed to drum up the $3 million dollars in financial support he needed to get the…

Chad Walsh Resigns from West Valley-Mission Community College


As predicted, conservative West Valley-Mission Community College District Board Member Chad Walsh has officially resigned. Walsh’s resignation, effective January 7, 2016, was received by the County Office of Education earlier this week.  The Board will now vote on whether to appoint a replacement within 60 days or hold a costly election.  The best bet is that the Board will appointment…

Beau Goldie – Trickling His Way Out of the Water District


Today when the Santa Clara Valley Water District posted a notice of a special Board meeting regarding “Discipline or Dismissal,” it could mean only one thing: Water District CEO Beau Goldie is on his way out.  Last year was filled with talk of Goldie’s mismanagement of the Water District and questionable decision-making when it came to awarding contracts.  Now it…

Policy Watch: Your weekly tip sheet for what’s going on in your community


City of San Jose Agreement with San José Sports Authority The San Jose Sports Authority (SJSA) is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1991 to promote San Jose as a location for high profile, marquee state, national and international sporting events and to develop and support existing sporting events and organizations in San Jose and the Bay Area. The proposed agreement…

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