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MVLA candidates face off in forum


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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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LA Council Brief

Carpenter appointed to service awards committee

The Los Altos City Council voted unanimously Sept. 23 to appoint Councilwoman Val Carpenter to the Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Joint Community Volunteer Service Awards Committee.

The committee, which annually organizes a luncheon to recognize community volunteers for their service, includes five appointed members of each city. According to a city staff report, Los Altos member May Chen resigned from the committee in September, creating the vacancy.

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ELECTION 2014 GUIDE

11.6.2012 MasonicHall 9942-smallThe responsibility for good leadership ultimately lies with voters – so mark this date on your calendar: Nov. 4 is election day across the United States. 

The Town Crier will be doing its part to help Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View residents make informed choices. 

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LA Council race adds 3 new faces to city politics


The Town Crier chronicled the first election of Los Altos City Council incumbent Jarrett Fishpaw in 2010 and documented the Los Altos candidacy of Jean Mordo, who volunteered as a longtime public servant in Los Altos Hills before moving to the flatlands. But three names new to local politics have joined Fishpaw and Mordo in the race for the two open seats on the council.

Before publishing the candidates’ official responses to the Town Crier’s election Q&A next week, an introduction follows to Karen Berner, Alexander Glew and Mary Prochnow.

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City council OKs framework budget for new community center


Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier
The Los Altos City Council approved a preliminary budget of $60 million to $70 million to replace the aging Hillview Community Center.

The Los Altos City Council last week unanimously voted for a preliminary budget of $60 million to $70 million to replace the aging Hillview Community Center with a new 55,600-square-foot facility.

The decision is the latest step in the city’s bid to update its 2009 Civic Center Master Plan. The council also voted 5-0 in favor of a scheduling plan that calls for the potential placement of a bond measure on a 2015 mail-in ballot.

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Meet the candidates for the MVLA Board of Trustees


It has been many years since the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District (MVLA) Board of Trustees held a contested election.

This year, three seats on the five-member MVLA board are up for grabs in the Nov. 4 election, with two incumbents and a slew of newcomers running for a four-year term.

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