Palo Alto Weekly

News - October 12, 2012

School board candidates to square off on Monday

Additional local political forums scheduled as Nov. 6 election looms

The Palo Alto Weekly is sponsoring a forum on Monday, Oct. 15, with candidates for the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education.

The event will be moderated by state Sen. Joe Simitian, a former Palo Alto school board member, and held at 7:30 p.m. in the boardroom of school district headquarters, 25 Churchill Ave.

The four candidates vying for three available spots in the election are incumbents Melissa Baten Caswell and Camille Townsend, software engineer Ken Dauber and parent educator Heidi Emberling.

Two additional school board candidates' forums will take place later this month.

With Election Day approaching, civic groups continue to host a variety of voter-education forums, providing the electorate with opportunities to learn more about the people and issues they will be voting on Nov. 6.

Here are some other upcoming events:

Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education

* Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m., at Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St.

* Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., at Nixon Elementary School, 1711 Stanford Ave., sponsored by the PTAs of Nixon and Escondido elementary schools.

State Assembly and State Senate

* Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m., at 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Co-sponsored with League of Women Voters South San Mateo County.

Election Day: presidential, state legislature and county final elections

* Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. More information is available at www.smartvoter.org.

— Palo Alto Online staff

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