Meet the candidates for the Foothill-De Anza district board of trustees

Six candidates are running for three seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 8 election.

Patrick Ahrens, Peter Landsberger, Orrin Mahoney, Eric Rosenthal and Gilbert Wong join incumbent Laura Casas in the race.

Early-voting options begin for November election

Local in-person early voters started submitting ballots for the upcoming election on Tuesday (Oct. 11).

Election watchers have predicted that early voting could make up to one-third of the vote this fall. Santa Clara County’s Registrar of Voters opens to walk-in voters 29 days before the Nov. 8 election and will also be mailing ballots beginning Tuesday. The registrar’s office, at 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, in San Jose, is open for voting weekdays during regular business hours. During the final two weekends before the election, the registrar will operate early-voting centers around the region, with the closest one to Los Altos at Palo Alto’s Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road.

Meet the candidates for the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees

Two candidates are vying for a two-year seat on the Los Altos School District Board of Trustees in the Nov. 8 election. Former Trustee Tammy Logan announced her resignation in June, two years before her term expired.

Santa Rita School parent Bryan Johnson and Los Altos High School parent Tanya Raschke face off in the race.

LAH City Council candidates field questions from residents


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Los Altos Hills City Council candidates, from left, Garo Kiremidjian, Michelle Wu and Roger Spreen speak with resident Scott Vanderlip after the Sept. 19 forum.

Approximately 80 residents attended last week’s Los Altos Hills City Council Candidate Forum, many hoping to identify who among the five choices is committed to – as the event’s host Hills 2000 advocates – “the continued preservation of the rural ambience of the Hills.”

They all are, as it turns out.

Meet the candidates running for Los Altos City Council

Six candidates have declared their intent to run for a seat on the Los Altos City Council, with two incumbents in the mix.

Three of the council’s five seats are up for grabs. Councilwoman Megan Satterlee is termed-out.

Meet the candidates for the Los Altos Hills City Council

Five candidates are vying for three seats on the five-member Los Altos Hills City Council. Incumbents Courtenay C. Corrigan and Roger Spreen face off against Peter Evans, Garo Kiremidjian and Michelle Wu in the Nov. 8 election.

The Town Crier asked the candidates to share their qualifications and insight into some of the issues pertinent to residents. Although a city council vote last week took a proposed ordinance change off the table, discussion of how the town regulates development of substandard lots, or those under an acre in size, remains a hot topic.


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