A guide to weighing the ballot propositions this election

Californians have 12 propositions to vote on in Tuesday’s election, with issues ranging from affirmative action to rent control. The future of Uber and Lyft could be decided, as well as property-tax rates on certain buildings. With so much at stake during a jam-packed election season, following is an overview of the propositions on the ballot.

Three local tax measures face voters in November

Locally, Santa Clara County voters will decide three additional measures concerning taxes. Two of them would continue an existing tax for water service and preserving open space. The other would go toward funding Caltrain. Below is a look at the three measures.

Developer of major Los Altos housing project faces continued legal woes

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Dutchints Development is involved in mounting litigation, calling into question a large planned housing complex on El Camino Real.

Dutchints Development, the luxury real estate developer that secured city approval to construct a large housing complex on El Camino Real, continues to be involved in mounting litigation that raises questions about the direction of the project.

Los Altos Draeger’s Market close to completing an extensive remodel

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Draeger’s Market in Los Altos is nearly finished with a substantial remodeling project that has been ongoing since June.

Draeger’s Market on First Street in Los Altos is nearing the end of an extensive remodeling project that will enable it to expand space for products. The renovations also include replacing the floor, painting the interior and exterior, and adding new restrooms.

Chamber-endorsed candidates talk aiding businesses, Prop. 15

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The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce endorsed candidates with an aim to boost business downtown.

The three Los Altos City Council candidates endorsed by the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce addressed the chamber during a meeting Oct. 6, discussing how they would help the city partner with the local business community and their views on Proposition 15, among other topics.

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