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Silicon Alleys: A Look Back at the South Bay’s 1st World Cup

Last week we learned the Super Bowl will come back to Levi’s Stadium in 2026, serving as a perfect practice event for when the FIFA World Cup unfolds later that year, bringing at least five games to that same venue. …

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Santa Clara Councilmember Anthony Becker Indicted on Perjury Charge, Accused of Lying to Civil Grand Jury

The grand jury report, titled "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Santa Clara City Council," alleged unethical relationships between multiple members of the City Council and the 49ers. Becker allegedly leaked a draft of the report at least three days ahead of its planned …

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Gillmor Re-elected Santa Clara Mayor, Edging Becker

With solid re-election victories by Becker allies Raj Chahal and Karen Hardy, the 2022 election in the City of Santa Clara will result in no change in the 5-2 split in the city council.

Image caption: Levi's Stadium, which is owned by the city of Santa Clara and leased to the San Francisco 49ers, has become a virtual battleground.
49ers-Backed Santa Clara Councilmembers Accused of Cover-Up

The 49ers PAC spent an unprecedented $3 million on Anthony Becker, Sudhanshu “Suds” Jain, and Kevin Park's campaigns. Now they and two of their peers must respond to lack of transparency and cover-up charges from the Civil Grand Jury, and …

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Leak of Grand Jury Report on 49ers Influence in Santa Clara Draws Fire for Political Timing

With few exceptions, the grand jury report’s observations, conclusions and recommendations landed squarely on one side of the city’s political divide–led by Mayor Lisa Gillmor–that was on the losing end of the 2020 council elections, promping the 49ers to call …

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Developer Related Santa Clara Drops IE for Mayor Lisa Gillmor

Related Santa Clara, the developer of the massive residential-commercial project near Levi’s Stadium this week contributed $100,000 to Mayor Lisa Gillmor’s reelection campaign through a newly established independent committee according to campaign documents filed Thursday.

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Most of 49er’s Endorsement Money for Cindy Chavez Is Spent

Two years ago, Jed York and the San Francisco 49ers jolted local electoral politics by spending nearly $3 million to back a slate of Santa Clara City Council candidates and a measure to replace at-large council voting with district representation. …

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Silicon Valley Power Launches EV Charging Assistance Program for Multifamily Housing, Schools

The program launched by the electric utility owned and operated by the City of Santa Clara will help multifamily properties, schools, and businesses successfully plan, fund and install EV charging stations.

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Santa Clara Police Warn of Phone Scam Impersonating Officer

According to recipients of the bogus calls, a male voice requests that individuals call the Lieutenant back with a case number and contact information. If you receive a similar call or voicemail, hang up immediately or delete the message.

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Via Cupertino Shuttle Service to Expand into Santa Clara

The grant fund will help improve public transportation connections to job centers, hospitals and other essential destinations from Caltrain, Amtrak and VTA stations.

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Santa Clara among 16 Cities Announced as Hosts for 2026 World Cup

Soccer’s showcase men’s world championship, the first edition with 48 teams, will visit Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara and 15 other cities in the United States, Mexico and Canada, including Los Angeles, Seattle and Vancouver on the West Coast.

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Santa Clara City Council Fires City Manager Deanna Santana

The vote ended several months of rancor between the former city manager of Sunnyvale and Oakland and a new council majority.

Image caption: Representatives from Destination: Home, the City of Santa Clara, Abode Systems and others break ground on the Calabazas Community Apartments.
Housing for 80 Homeless Residents in Santa Clara

Calabazas Community Apartments will consist of 80 “mini-studio” apartments with on-site support services available.