Education leader announces bid for East San Jose council seat

Peter Ortiz spends his days walking down the Alum Rock business corridor, talking to small business owners. Next year, he hopes to walk the top floor of San Jose City Hall. Ortiz, who serves as a Santa Clara County Board of Education trustee, announced Thursday he is running for the San Jose City Council District 5 seat, … Read more

San Jose mayor proposes gun owners carry insurance and pay annual fee in wake of mass shooting

While mass shootings draw much of the attention of gun violence, in the 13 days since the shooting at the Valley Transportation Authority facility, there have been eight additional shootings in San Jose, according to Mayor Sam Liccardo. Liccardo’s initiative, unveiled Tuesday, is aimed at providing care to injured victims and providing incentives for safer … Read more