Best and Worst of the Week in Santa Clara: KTVU Airs Zip Trip Today from Central Park and Law Firm Fleeces 49er Five

By Robert Haugh

The Good — The Leg Drop Award:

Today, KTVU’s Mornings on 2 will showcase Santa Clara as their Zip Trip. They’ll broadcast live from the Central Park Pavillon from 9 to 10 a.m. Santa Clarans are welcome.

Santa Clara News Online readers get the Leg Drop Award for helping pick the best places in the Mission City.

The Bad — The Jabroni Award:

The 49er Five get a Jabroni Award each for firing former City Attorney Brian Doyle without cause. Then they replaced him with a law firm for $900,000 for less than a year’s worth of work.

Santa Clara got a “legal fleecing.”

Editor’s Note: The 49er Five are Councilmembers Anthony Becker, Raj Chahal, Suds Jain, Karen Hardy and Kevin Park.

Jed York spent $3 million in November 2020 to elect Becker, Jain and Park. They were previously 0-6 in Santa Clara elections. Chahal and Hardy have received gifts from the team recently without reporting them.

The 49er Five meet with the team on an almost weekly basis and have voted to help the team win millions of dollars in concessions from the City since December 2020.


  1. With the announcement of Becker’s run for mayor, now is the time to get his recall off the ground. Hard to run for mayor when trying to fend off a recall.

    • It is about choice


      A Nice slice of fresh olive loaf with a slice of Capacola, fresh Mozzarella, laced with bay and thyme


      A small bag of stale cheese snaps

    • So much for diversity on council! Isn’t that why the49ers made districts? Bunch of hypocrites.

      Elect the white guy!! 😂😂😂

  2. Poor Suds he got mixed up.

    Hit wrong button

    This poll result not meant for me

    49er mayor poll

    Lisa 41 percent
    Teresa Oneill 19
    Kathy 27
    Suds 3
    Bcker 10

    • Hope folks pay attention to this.
      Ladies in Santa Clara are
      respected way more than
      Jed’s boys. Didn’t Watanabe
      clean Suds and Becker’s
      clocks in 2016?

  3. John Galt Can you stop with all the lame Movie references and YouTube links please. It’s taking away from important information you have to share with us on Jeds sleazy Lisa hating council members. I don’t know about other people but it makes me want to skip over all your comments and I’m on your side lol PLEASE let’s stay focused so we can get rid of these losers and recall or vote them out

    • 2018. 49ers Resent Sam Singer who was their maven.

      2018 Singer gets city contract

      2018 becker runs for Mayor against Lisa

      Some how Becker makes Singer his issue and goes to civil grand jury

      Prep work. Lawyer Rahul

      2020. Suds jain gets breifing book on singer. Email from rahul

      2022. Jain does nothing

      Becker gets nod for mayor

    • Becker ready to cost city one million legal fees

      By opppsing Ron Patrick on Planning Commission, Becker will cause Patrick to sue.

      The Collier decision already allows for legal votimg status uaing non traditional living. Homeless advocates will join in.

  4. The reason Lozano needs another 600,000 it’s to handle Special projects= all the PRA requests from Anthony Becker & his boyfriend Abel Cardona. The 49er 6 are saying the problem is James Rowen and denying his requests but no mention of Anthony Becker & boyfriends excessive requests. The requests are in Abel Cardona’s name so we don’t find out that its actually Councilman Becker costing the city hundreds of thousands of $$ in resources to support/respond to his PRA’s


    • That is why we have movies. But fair demand.

      The CPRAs filed above
      Abel Cardona.

      The subject

      Lisa Gillmor

      Becker has demanded all cpras filed are exempted as he and Abel discuss them in their personal time.

      Ps Becker has filed for Mayor

  5. Ktvu Zip show just ended. Proud of my city and mayor. So many beautiful things in Santa Clara. Saw three goons in background: Chahal Hardy and Becker. Glad they weren’t interviewed. They don’t represent my city.

  6. Looks like Suds is part of the liberal world order. His priorities are not with Santa Clara, it’s with George Soros.

    Suds is and always been a conniving political hack with his own agenda. Suds is not to be trusted. Suds is willing to sacrifice Santa Clara for his own gains.

    • It is STALKER SUDS. with a obessive desire to take pictures of Lisa Gillnor

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