Incumbents hold strong in LASD, MVLA school board races


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Los Altos School District Board of Trustees candidate Vladimir Ivanovic, left, watches election results with Vinai Sirkay, husband of board candidate Vaishali Sirkay, at a Courtyard by Marriott gathering in Los Altos Nov. 6. Ivanovic finished second in the race, allowing him to keep his seat on the board. Vaishali Sirkay won the third open seat.

Incumbents retained their seats on local school boards, and newcomers Catherine Vonnegut and Vaishali Sirkay will also join the high school and elementary school district boards, respectively.

Measure B legal challenge continues

The legal challenge to Measure B continues. Mountain View attorney Gary Wesley filed a petition for rehearing Nov. 1 following a state Court of Appeal ruling Oct. 18 upholding the validity of the 2016 voter-approved measure to fund transportation projects.

Bad sign: Local campaigns marred by thefts, shifty ads

Reflecting some of the politics traditionally associated with national races, Los Altos campaigning in the 2018 general election is being soiled by a rash of stolen signs, attacks on candidates and misleading advertising.

LA council candidates offer solutions for vacant storefronts

The Town Crier is running a series of questions for each of the five candidates for Los Altos City Council to answer in advance of Tuesday’s election. The final question: The current empty downtown storefronts do not serve our town well. What would you do to address the empty retail storefronts in downtown Los Altos?

State propositions, ballot measure address wide range of issues

Following is a roundup of state propositions and a measure that appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. Included this time around are Town Crier “takes” on the initiatives.

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