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November ballot includes propositions on drought, insurance and schools


Californians will vote on six propositions that require direct citizen approval in the Nov. 4 election. The Town Crier assembled a rough guide to the ideas behind each measure.

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VOTER GUIDE Regional races on the Nov. 4 ballot

Ballots will be weighty with local candidates this November, with two city council races and two school board races drawing a wealth of contenders in Los Altos and Mountain View. The roles of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and secretary of state attract attention on a statewide level.

But farther down the page, voters will find a long list of regional options that aren’t hashed out with the same intensity in local forums. Town Crier staff put together a guide to state roles worth differentiating from each other and regional races affecting our corner of Silicon Valley.

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Campaign finance reports show lots of loans, few outliers


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
Campaign yard signs are just one expenditure for candidates during election season.

Election finance filings are in, and Los Altos appears to be hosting a few financially lopsided races.

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Meet the candidates for Los Altos School District Board of Trustees

Candidates for the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees include Vladimir Ivanovic, Tamara Logan, Martha McClatchie, Sangeeth Peruri and John Swan.

Five candidates are running for three seats on the five-member Los Altos School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 4 election.

Incumbent Tamara Logan, who seeks her second four-year term on the board, faces challengers Vladimir Ivanovic, Martha McClatchie, Sangeeth Peruri and John Swan.

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Voters to decide on LASD bond measure

By Traci Newell

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MVLA candidates face off in forum


Traci Newell/Town Crier
Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees candidates, from left, Kevin Kramer, Fiona Walter, Dana Bunnett, Sanjay Dave, Doug Moore, Joe Mitchner and Debbie Torok participate in a League of Women Voters forum last week.

Candidates for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District Board of Trustees offered their visions for the district in front of a small crowd and a smattering of empty chairs at forum at Mountain View High School Thursday.

Sponsored by the Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the League of Women Voters, the forum attracted approximately 25 attendees.

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Meet the candidates for Los Altos City Council


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Los Altos City Council Candidates, from left, Karen Berner, Jarrett Fishpaw, Alexander Glew, Jean Mordo and Mary Prochnow, participate in a forum at Los Altos High School Oct. 1.

Five candidates are running for three seats on the Los Altos City Council in the Nov. 4 election.

Incumbent Jarrett Fishpaw, elected in 2010, seeks a second four-year term on the council. Former Los Altos Hills Mayor and Councilman Jean Mordo is mounting a campaign after relocating to the flatlands. Newcomers Karen Berner, Alexander Glew and Mary Prochnow round out the field.

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