Embarcadero Media papers — Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice and The Almanac — and CalMatters are co-sponsoring a debate on Wednesday, February 5, at the Palo Alto Art Center from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 

The debate will be moderated by Palo Alto Weekly editor Jocelyn Dong and have Embarcadero Media reporter Kate Bradshaw and CalMatters political writer Ben Christopher as panelists asking questions.”

March 3 is the new early date of the California primary this year, and the most interesting local race will be for the State Senate seat being vacated by the termed-out Sen. Jerry Hill. The 13th Senate District, which runs from South San Francisco to Sunnyvale, has attracted a strong field of five Democrats, one Republican and one Libertarian, who will all appear on the same ballot in accordance with California’s open primary system. 

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