Local nightclub, bail bond, and union lobbyists Tom Saggau and Dustin DeRollo (apparently) need to review their employment practices. According to the Merc’s Karen de Sa, the two had ambulance company Rural/Metro as a client while they employed George “free lunch” Shirakawa as a “consultant.” Shortly thereafter Gambling George became a supervisor and Rural/Metro became Santa Clara County’s ambulance provider. Not sure how that sounds to you, but to us it’s about as shady as Jeff “I am the law” Rosen’s second set of books!
Last week San Jose Inside told us Cindy Chavez’s campaign flyers probably skirted the law. And in their new role of breaking news second to the Metro (and the Daily Fetch) the Merc asked the FPPC to give their take on the “coordination” issue. The answer from the FPPC… “nah probably not.” But for some reason the Merc’s Tracy Seipel, hiding under the by-line of “Internal Affairs”, really tries to make it sound like Chavez did something wrong. We found this curious, so our spies peeped Tracy’s iPhone favorites. Now it all makes sense.
In a lesson for San Jose politicos as to why they should not get kids all excited about naming baby animals, shortly after being named one of Clara’s falcons at San Jose City Hall took a header and fell 18 stories to its death. Guess the poor little guy just couldn’t take the unending stream of hot air coming from that building.
That whole, the bay bridge bolts getting defeated by rainwater thing…yeah…sounds like that’s the least of the thing’s problems. The SacBee’s on it…
Yahoo devourers another tech company to up its coolness factor.
In last week’s San Jose Rules Committee meeting, Mayor Luigi told us the WG’s Trestle bridge is “not historic, just old.” Long story short, that bridge is coming down! At that same meeting, D2 candidate David “off the” Wall got up to talk about a “pudgy peroxide bimbo who writes for the Mercury News.” We do not want to speculate as to who “off the wall” was talking about…David, please shoot us an email and let us know.
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