The Mercury News wants paid bloggers for campaigns to be outed. Being in the blogging business solely for altruistic reasons, we here at The Fetch whole-heartedly agree, and feel that these rules should also be extended to newspapers and reporters that advocate for candidates. Any objective observer of the Mercury News’ recent coverage of the Chavez vs. GOP Darling Alvarado race would agree that the coverage was so biased that it should have been reported as an in-kind contribution to the Teresa Alvarado campaign.
Remember that time that Barbara “Koolaid” Marshman, who heads the Merc Editorial Board, did her best to push out a candidate in a recent election in favor of her chosen one. In case you forgot, here’s the story from SJI’s archive.
Maybe the Mercury News should follow the example of the Chicago Sun-Times and focus on reporting unbiased facts, information and news and get out of trying to be king-maker.
The Metro’s Fly thinks it’s odd that Xavier Campos eats lunch. Wow…maybe next week the Fly can buzz around city hall and find out which councilmembers wear shoes with laces versus slip-ons or if it’s Coke Vs. Pepsi on the 18th floor.
Senator Jim Beall’s bill to allow molestation victims additional time to file lawsuits passed the Assembly over objections from some churches and non-profits.
Maybe this is why the “Values” Advocacy Council’s resident bigot Larry Pegram sent this email invitation to local religious leaders to attend a conference to teach them how to defend their churches against accusations of having perverts on the payroll. Is this guy for real? (click image for full email.)
San Jose’s murder count is now at 34, after the SJPD declared a body found in a minivan was a homicide.
The Merc’s dynamic duo of Tracey Kaplan and Mark Gomez tell us about yet another rich guy accused of doing stupid sh#$ and how Jeff “I am the Law” Rosen plans on handling it.
KLIV’s 15 listeners heard that according to a California Healthy Kids Survey more than 4% of Santa Clara County 7th graders have brought a gun to school…WTF!
“Call me maybe” Herhold may be starting a new bromance with Congressman Mike Honda as he tells us what a teddy bear Mike is.
SVBJ tells us that opponents of the Netflix expansion in Los Gatos are back. A new lawsuit to stop the project has been filed. Our legal sources say that this lawsuit will go the way of Blockbuster.
Japanese retailer Uniqlo is hinging its entire US expansion plan on its Bay Area stores…the Valley Fair location opens on October 5th.
If you take Caltrain, plan on spending more money to park your car. Fees have increased to $5 a day.
Palo Alto THE MOVIE, staring hometown favorite James Franco, has made its début at the Venice Film Festival…and it seems Franco is portraying a creepy perverted teacher.
A Palo Alto developer is claiming it was robbed by the city and is demanding a refund of some of the impact fees it was assessed for a townhome development.
And, fresh off its attacks on the homeless and the elderly looking for an affordable place to live, the Palo Alto City Council is now taking aim at leaf blowers.
In an apparent faith based appeal for prosperity, Gilroy has chosen a pastor to be the new CEO of its chamber of commerce. Meanwhile, the Milpitas Chamber is so broke it had to layoff its CEO…maybe Gilroy is on the right track?
The SV Biz Journal brings us the news that Google is expanding its real estate empire by opening Google affordable housing in Mountain View.
Los Gatos is obviously ridiculously flush with cash, as the town can afford to hire a community resource officer to patrol one library. No word on whether San Jose police arbitrator and library lover John Flaherty was involved in the hiring process.
Santa Clara’s Mission City Lantern seems to be no more?
Not all news from Sunnyvale involves bumbling council candidate Jim Griffith. This week, old Silicon Valley tech powerhouse Northrop Grumman hosted an engineering day for local students.
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