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March 27, 2012

Daily Fetch 3.27.12: Protect, we hate to put you on the spot… but


We were having some technical difficulties the past few days, sorry to disappoint… Welcome back.

A story published Sunday in the Merc will be making the rounds @protectsanjose and inside San Jose City Hall too… An audit was conducted on the San Jose Police Department’s program “allowing uniiformed officers to work off-duty security jobs…” Consider this the must-read story of the day (even if we’re late)… Protect, we hate to put you on the spot, but…

The crack Internal Affairs team at the Merc conducted an experiment to see which San Jose City Councilmember speaks the most at Council meetings… Suprising no one, Ash Kalra takes the talk cake… then Sam Liccardo… then Pete Constant.

The IA team also got a piece of Milpitas politics and the faceoff there that features two of San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s inner-circle facing off against each other: Budget Director Armando Gomez and Omaha-based political consultant Vic Ajlouny… We can only say one thing…


Speaking of in-fighting… One candidate in the San Jose City Council District 10 race (Johnny Khamis) was a tattle-tale against another candidate (Leslie Reynolds) and Scott Herhold at the Merc took notice. Oh, and he doesn’t like the San Jose Elections Commission.

Because we’re catching up on stuff from a bunch of days, we have the treat of a second Herhold column! This one focused on the Gilroy Mayor’s race and what it means for the other political dominoes when Don Gage wins… Also, make sure you check out the worst picture of an elected official ever that ran with Herhold’s column… Oh, and Herhold compares Gage to Reagan while taking shots at Forrest Williams.

Those with Silicon Valley memories might remember how much fun proxy fights can be at high tech companies… and Yahoo! will find itself at the center of one apparently. Ironically, most people who want to find out about Third Point, the investment company threatening the proxy fight, will research that company on Google…

If you thought it was only San Jose folks going to court to challenge something related to a ballot measure, you’d be wrong. A dude in Mountain View is challenging the Mountain View Whisman School District’s June bond measure

 

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