Mountain View Voice

News - September 21, 2012

Community Briefs

OMVNA hosts City Council candidate forum

On Monday, Sept. 24, City Council candidates will be on the hot seat for a moderated discussion and public question-and-answer session in the Mountain View library.

Robert Cox, vice chair of the Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association, will begin moderating a discussion at 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Candidates will be available for an informal meet-and-greet at 6:30 p.m.

The event will be held in the community room in the Mountain View library, 585 Franklin Street.

—Daniel DeBolt

Bill to honor soldier

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) announced a bill Monday to rename a Mountain View post office after a Mountain View native who was killed while serving in Iraq, the representative's office said.

Lt. Kenneth Ballard, who graduated from Mountain View High School in 1995, was killed in Najaf, Iraq on May 30, 2004. He had been awarded the Purple Heart and three Bronze Stars, two with the "V" for valor.

"Lieutenant Ballard demonstrated great courage and heroism throughout his military career," Eshoo said in a release.

Ballard served nine years in the Army and was stationed in Germany, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Iraq. He was killed by accidental discharge of a M-240 weapon mounted on his vehicle, Eshoo's office said.

—Bay City News Service

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