SAN MATEO– Voters passed two tax hike initiatives on the Nov. 3 election to avoid a reduction of city services, including parks.
Known as the “father of modern transit service in Silicon Valley,” Rod Diridon orchestrated the Guadalupe Corridor Rail Line project in 1988, despite strong opposition from Californians content to drive their gas guzzling cars. The line from San Jose to Santa Clara was Diridon’s first rail project, and only the third of its kind in
Santa Clara District Attorney Dolores Carr’s work on the high-profile DeAnza rape case has made her both high-profile and controversial.
PALO ALTO – Palo Alto voters prefered to play it safe at the polls Nov. 3, electing four candidates with experience in public office or community involvement, and one newcomer with a highly conservative platform.
SAN MATEO – David Lim, an Alameda County deputy district attorney, and Robert Ross, a retired police lieutenant, joined current mayor Brandt Grotte as top vote getters in Tuesday’s race for three open seats on the San Mateo City Council.
PALO ALTO – Vicious politician he is, Victor Frost who has run for City Council six times, is a veteran candidate, though he has always remained in the backtail of the races. He has many grudges and has fought off anyone that has gotten in his way. Controversy is his weapon of choice.
Amidst California’s ongoing fiscal crisis, San Mateo County’s Parks Department announced on Oct. 1 that it expects to see its 2010-2011 budget slashed –leading to shorter hours or even park closures.
PALO ALTO – Fourteen candidates running for five open seats at the City Council, discussed their views on what are the city’s main issues of concern for the Nov. 3 elections, at a Candidates’ Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters on Oct. 7.
SANTA CLARA — U.S. Rep. Michael Honda, D-Calif., endorsed Measure C, a parcel tax that could benefit the Santa Clara Unified School District, at an Oct. 4 fundraiser at Planning Commissioner Teresa O’Neil’s home.