The City of San Jose rejected the request of Almaden Valley residents to allow humane leg traps to be used to capture the coyotes terrorizing small pets and children in the area. Neighborhood residents are displeased, animal rights advocates the opposite.
Records produced by Mabel Teng and the assessor's office on their hiring practices indicate that Teng loosened eligibility requirements in the office to allow her nephew and a campaign supporter to qualify for jobs as real estate evaluators in the assessor's office, even though neither person had previous real estate experience. (Her nephew previously ran a technology marketing company, and the supporter owned a pet store.) Teng also admitted she had been involved in the hiring decisions, contradicting previous statements.