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Judge candidate forum scheduled May 24

A forum featuring candidates running for Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Mountain View City Hall Council Chambers, 500 Castro St.

Candidates expected to participate are running for Offices 5 and 7. They include Chris Cobey, Paul Colin and Alexis Cerul (Office No. 5), and Steven R. Pogue and Cynthia Sevely (Office No. 7).

The League of Women Voters of the Los Altos-Mountain View Area co-sponsors the forum. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.lwvlamv.org.

County offers workshop, opens hearings on quarry

Lehigh Southwest Cement Company’s proposed reclamation plan amendment is scheduled for a 10 a.m. Thursday public hearing before members of the Santa Clara County Planning Commission in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 70 W. Hedding St. in San Jose. Also up for approval is a final environmental impact report.

If necessary, the commission will reconvene the hearing 5:30 p.m. May 31 in the Board of Supervisors Chambers.

Lehigh officials said the plan would reclaim more than 630 acres of the 3,500-acre site, located just south of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills in the Cupertino foothills. Opponents point to repeated air and water violations.

The final EIR is available online, and hard copies may be obtained by writing the County Planning Office, 70 W. Hedding St., East Wing, 7th Floor, San Jose 95110.

For more information, visit www.sccplanning.org and select “Permanente Quarry (Lehigh/Hanson).”

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