On November 7, several city council seats on the mid-peninsula are contested, as well as school board and county posts. Bay Area news channels, with so many issues to cover, aren't likely to give more than a passing reference to a measure in East Palo Alto or Menlo Park council race.
But the Media Center's cable channel 27 will be on the job, providing live news and analysis of 16 local contests, as well as Congressional races and State propositions.
No other channel will have exclusive mid-peninsula coverage.
Races covered include: East Palo Alto and Menlo Park City Councils, Ravenswood School Board, Land Use Measure A in Santa Clara County, East Palo Alto's measures on law enforcement and rent control, and Menlo Park's Bayfront Advisory Measure.
County contests include Santa Clara County District Attorney and Superior Court Judge. US Congress District 14 and State Assembly District 21 will also be covered.
Viewers in Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Stanford can tune to Cable channel 27 at 10 pm Tuesday to get updates on election returns and see many of the candidates themselves, plus other civic leaders and pundits interviewed during the evening.
Hosted by PA Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson, EPA Today Editor Henrietta Burroughs, and former Palo Alto Mayor and NEWSwatch host Mike Cobb, the program will be taped in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel Street, and is open to the public.
Included in the mix will be polling-place interviews of voters and poll workers, and coverage of notable election events and celebrations.
Citizens can access a live internet stream of election coverage at http://www.CommunityMediaCenter.net where a wealth of pre-election programs also exist, from forums to proposition debates to candidate statements.
Produced by the South San Mateo League of Women Voters, the Palo Alto League of Women Voters, Foothill College students, and the Midpeninsula Community Media Center, these programs are a handy resource for voters wanting more information on issues and candidates before Election Day.
Voters may look up the cable TV schedule at http://www.communitymediacenter.net and find internet links to video segments online.
For further voter information, including polling places, ballot contents and pre-taped forums, see the League of Women Voters website http://www.SmartVoter.org
The Media Center's election programming was supported by the Peninsula Community Foundation, Hewlett Packard Company, David D. Bohannon Organization, and Premier Properties Management.
NOTE: Live Election Night coverage will appear on Cable Channel 27 and streamed on http://www.CommunityMediaCenter.net on Tuesday, November 7, at 10 pm. The taping in the Menlo Park City Council chambers is open to the public.