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Second Debate Changes Few Minds

BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

The presidential candidates got up close and personal with an audience of 80 uncommitted voters on Tuesday night during their only town-hall style debate, but the audience at the Macaroni Grill bar in El Cerrito remained unmoved.

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Catching Up With the Local Pundits

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Candidates Appeal to Joe the Plumber in Last Debate

BY ALEXIA UNDERWOOD //

In the last presidential debate of the 2008 election, both presidential candidates spent much of their time Wednesday night jockeying for the approval of middle-class Americans.

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Viewers See Little Reason to Change Their Minds After Final Presidential Debate

BY FERNANDO GALLO//

In the final presidential debate between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, hot-button issues such as abortion, negative campaign advertising and the vice-presidential choices dominated the discussion. For some viewers who watched the debate at 33 Revolutions Café in El Cerrito, that was a welcome change of pace.

“They really got them kind of butting heads,” viewer Suzanne Klein said of the debate topics. Read the full story

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Candidate Gestures Speak Louder Than Words at Final Debate

BY MATT DURNING //

EL CERRITO  – The final debate of the 2008 presidential campaign reinforced stark ideological differences between Barack Obama and John McCain, but the unmistakable contrast in the candidates’ physical demeanor left local viewers with their most lasting impression. Read the full story

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Voting Time: Find Your Polling Place

BY DANIEL MCGLYNN//

Election day is coming. It’s time to figure out who to vote for, which ballot initiatives to support, and where you need to be on November 4, 2008. To find the right polling place, click here, enter your address and see where you should vote. Read the full story

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Joe the Plumber Takes Center Stage in Final Debate

BY N’JERI EATON//

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain met for the final presidential debate to discuss domestic policy last night. However, while the country’s current economic woes were a major topic, an unknown citizen stole the show. Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher became a key figure in the debate. Throughout the 90-minute debate, both candidates repeatedly mentioned Joe who seemed to represent middle class America.

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VIDEO PROFILE: Councilmember Sandi Potter

Councilmember Sandi Potter

BY FERNANDO GALLO//

Councilmember Sandi Potter talks about why she came to El Cerrito, the redevelopment of the Cerrito Speakeasy, and the arts movement in El Cerrito.

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VIDEO: Produce and Politics at El Cerrito Farmer’s Market

BY N’JERI EATON//

At the farmer’s market in El Cerrito Plaza, we talked to shoppers about the presidential election and the issues that are important to them.

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VIDEO PROFILES: Meet Your School Board Candidates

BY SWETA VOHRA //

In this year’s local elections, four candidates will be running to fill two empty seats on the West Contra Costa School Board. They include Karen Pfeifer, Antonio Medrano, Robert Studdiford and Tony Thurmond. Three of the four candidates offer their comments and outlook on the future of the district.

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