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September 17, 2004

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Publication Date: Friday, September 17, 2004

News Briefs News Briefs (September 17, 2004)

Firefighters endorse four

The Mountain View Professional Firefighters Union, an independent group which was active in the last two city council campaigns, announced its endorsements for this year's race Tuesday. The union is backing incumbents Matt Pear and Nick Galiotto and challengers Stephanie Schaaf and Laura Macias for the four open seats.

In 2002, the firefighters union spent $15,174 on mailings and lawn signs in support of four candidates, of whom only Galiotto won election. The union's political director Scott Williams said it had not decided how much money it would spend this year nor what kind of campaigning it would do on behalf of its endorsees.

Toxics symposium

A workplace seminar on toxics is being held at Mountain View City Hall on Sept. 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. State Assembly member Sally Lieber is sponsoring the event and will give the opening and closing statements.

National, state and local experts on the impact of workplace toxics are also scheduled to speak.

Green award for Calvo

Former Mountain View mayor and state Assembly member Vic Calvo received a Clean Power Champion Award, along with former California governor Jerry Brown and former U.S. Senator Gary Hart, on Tuesday. The awards were given by the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies.

Calvo, a Mountain View resident, worked on over fifty bills during his three terms in the Assembly that were signed into law.

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