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Incumbents Cheryl Hansen and Linda Mayo are facing challengers Herbert Lee, Michael Langley, Debra Mason and James Ryan. Incumbent Lynne Dennler, a retired teacher who has served one term, is not seeking re-election.  
An internal audit found most San Jose employees are judicial users of the taxpayer-backed "procurement cards" they are authorized to make city purchases with, but then there was the one who rented a BMW with it after totaling his own car.  
Next ambassador to Mexico could be UC Berkeley law professor Maria Echaveste, former White House deputy chief of staff for Bill Clinton  


Editorial board meeting with Treasurer candidate John Chiang
The Bay Area News Group Editorial Board interviews California Treasurer candidate John Chiang in Walnut Creek, Calif. and via Google Hangout. Interviewers include BANG East Bay Editorial Director Dan Hatfield, Editorial Board member Dan Borenstein and in San Jose, Calif.