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Vonnegut, Ortiz and Cornes Secure Seats on MVLA High School Board

With 98 percent of the votes counted, Catherine Vonnegut, Esmeralda Ortiz and Thida Cornes appear to have secured seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board. Fourth-place finisher Eric Mark has conceded.

(Nov. 26, 2022) → Read the full Mountain View Voice report
Anu Nakka Becomes First Indian-American Elected to Public Office in Milpitas

Anu Nakka has been elected to the Milpitas Unified School District’s Board of Education. “I honestly didn’t expect so much support,” said Nakka.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Milpitas Beat report

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California’s Governmental Structure: From Chaos to Compromise

California's government was born out of utter chaos. Here's how the state developed some sort of order to the way it operates, and how it makes and enforces laws.


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Weekend Count Assures Jonsen of Victory over Jensen in SC Sheriff’s Race

Jonsen's 7,163-vote margin, with approximately 19,000 ballots outstanding, meant that Jensen would need nearly 70% of the remaining ballots to edge past Jonsen. As of 1pm today, Jensen had not conceded the race.


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Granada Hotel expanded to five floors

The Morgan Hill City Council approved expanded plans for the Granada Hotel that include adding a fifth floor and 13 more guest rooms to the project’s original design. The new design will raise the overall height of the downtown boutique …


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How California Could Count Every Vote Faster

California has expanded voting access and participation, but that can delay election results. Are there ways to count votes faster without undermining election security?


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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.


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‘Let Us Vote, SJ’; Voters, Not Council, Should Fill Vacancies

General election victories by Councillmembers Matt Mahan and Sylvia Arenas created two upcoming vacancies on the San Jose City Council., which will decide how to fill the vacated seats of Districts 8 and 10.


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Nov. 8 turnout exceeds half of county voters

The estimated voter turnout in the Nov. 8 election surpassed 50% in Santa Clara County this week as local elections officials have continued to count ballots submitted by mail and those cast provisionally.  As of 5pm Nov. 15, elections officials …


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Altman-Palm expands slim lead in MHUSD Trustee election

Nancy Altman-Palm has widened her lead to nearly 80 votes over incumbent Wendy Sullivan in the Morgan Hill Unified School District Trustee Area 1 race.  As of 5pm Nov. 14, Altman-Palm had received 1,953 votes, to Sullivan’s 1,874, according to …


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Arenas Wins Supervisor District 1 Going Away

On the eighth day of ballot counting, Arenas cemented her victory, roaring to a more than 9,000-vote lead over former council member Johnny Khamis, with just 11,000 votes remaining to be counted.


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Sacramento Deal Promises Rivas Assembly Speaker Post in July 2023

After manuevering for months, Anthony Rendon and Robert Rivas make a deal on who will be Assembly speaker in the next Legislature. Rendon will stay on, but Rivas will take over at the end of June 2023.


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