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Watch Contra Costa candidate roundtables online or TV

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 at 5:52 pm in 2008 November election, Contra Costa County, Contra Costa politics.

Televised roundtable forums with candidates for 28 Contra Costa County offices began airing this week on local public access television channels and are available online at ContraCostaTimes.com/election.

More than 120 local candidates for school boards, city councils, special districts, mayors, board of supervisors and the state Assembly participated in the 15 hours of roundtables, which were recorded at CCTV’s Martinez studios from Oct. 1-3.

I moderated the forums.

In addition to the Contra Costa Times, sponsors include the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, West Contra Costa League of Women Voters, Contra Costa Council, East Bay Community Foundation, Contra Costa TV, Contra Costa County Election Department and Comcast. The Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation of Walnut Creek also provided significant funding.

The newspaper and its partners have produced the televised roundtables for more than a decade as a voter education service.

READ MORE FOR FULL AIRDATE SCHEDULE.

“These roundtables offer voters an opportunity to judge for themselves how well the candidates understand the issues facing the Bay Area,” said Contra Costa Times Editor Kevin Keane. “I think they’re an indispensable part of our election coverage.”

View the forums online anytime at www.ContraCostaTimes.com/election.

To watch the races in your area on public access television, check your television guide for the channel designation.

CCTV airs throughout the county on Channel 27.

Comcast’s public access stations are Channel 26 in central Contra Costa County, West Contra Costa County and the San Ramon Valley, and Channel 24 in East Contra Costa County.

Pinole TV airs on channels 26 and 28.

KCRT airs on Channel 28 in Richmond, El Cerrito, San Pablo, Albany and Kensington.

The playback schedule is:

Ambrose Recreation and Park District
n Comcast East Contra Costa County — Oct. 12, 10:30 p.m.; Oct. 19, 10:30 p.m.; Oct. 21, 11 p.m.; Oct. 26, 10:30 p.m.; Oct. 30, 11 p.m.; Nov. 2, 10:30 p.m.
Antioch City Council
n Comcast East Contra Costa County —Oct. 12, 7 p.m.; Oct. 13, 10:30 p.m.; Oct. 16, 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 17, 11 p.m.; Oct. 19, 7 p.m.; Oct. 20, 11:30 p.m.; Oct. 21, 9 p.m.; Oct. 26, 7 p.m.; Oct. 27, 10 p.m.; Oct. 30, 9:30 p.m.; Nov. 2, 7 p.m.
Antioch mayor
n Comcast East Contra Costa County — Oct. 12, 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 16, 10:30 p.m.; Oct. 19, 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 20, 11:30 p.m.; Oct. 21, 8 p.m.; Oct. 26, 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, 10:30 p.m.; Oct. 30, 9 p.m.; Nov. 2, 9:30 p.m.
Antioch Unified School District
n Comcast East Contra Costa County — Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 13, 10 p.m.; Oct. 16, 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 17, 10:30 p.m.; Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 20, 10 p.m.; Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, 9:30 p.m., Oct. 30, 9 p.m., Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Assembly District 15
n CCTV — Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 13, 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 19 and 23, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 26,7:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, 9:30 p.m., Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m.
n Comcast Central Contra Costa County — Oct. 19 and 26 and Nov. 2, 5 p.m.
n Comcast San Ramon Valley — Oct. 16, 23 and 30, 6 p.m.
Brentwood City Council
n Comcast East Contra Costa County — Oct. 12, 9 p.m.; Oct. 19, 9 p.m.; Oct. 21, 10:30 p.m.; Oct. 26, 9 p.m.; Oct. 27, 11:30 p.m.; Oct. 30, 10:30 p.m.; Nov. 2, 9 p.m.
Brentwood mayor
n Comcast East Contra Costa County — Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 19, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 21, 10 p.m.; Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, 11 p.m.; Oct. 30, 10 p.m., Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m.
Clayton City Council
n Comcast Central Contra Costa County — Oct. 19 and 26, Nov. 2, 6 p.m.
Concord City Council
n Comcast Central Contra Costa County — Oct. 19 and 26, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
n CCTV — Oct. 12, 8 p.m., Oct. 13, 9 p.m.; Oct. 19, 8 p.m.; Oct. 23, 9 p.m.; Oct. 26, 8 p.m., Oct. 27, 9 p.m.; Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
n Comcast East Contra Costa County — Oct. 12, 6 p.m.; Oct. 13, 9:30 p.m., Oct. 16, 9 p.m.; Oct. 17, 10 p.m.; Oct. 19, 6 p.m.; Oct. 20, 9:30 p.m., Oct. 21, 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 26, 6 p.m.; Oct. 27, 9 p.m.; Nov. 2, 6 p.m.
Danville Town Council
n Comcast Central Contra Costa County — Oct. 19 and 26, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.
Discovery Bay Community Services District
n Comcast East Contra Costa County — Oct. 12, 19, 21, 26 and 30, and Nov. 2, 11 p.m.
El Cerrito City Council
n Comcast West Contra Costa County — Oct. 13, 20 and 27, and Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m.
n KCRT — Oct. 9, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 14, 12:30 p.m.; Oct. 15, 1:30 a.m.; Oct. 17, 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m.; Oct. 29, 8:30 p.m.; Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m.; Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m.; Nov. 4, 1:30 p.m.
Hercules City Council
n Comcast West Contra Costa County — Oct. 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 4 p.m.
n Pinole TV — October 10, 11, 17, 18, 31, Nov. 1, 4 p.m.
John Swett Unified School District
n Pinole TV — October 10, 11, 17, 18, 31, and Nov. 1, 5 p.m.
Lafayette City Council
n Comcast Central Contra Costa County — Oct. 19, 26, and Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Liberty Union School District (Brentwood and Oakley)
n Comcast East Contra Costa County — Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Oct. 13, 11 p.m.; Oct. 16, 11 p.m.; Oct. 17, 11:30 p.m.; Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 20, 11 p.m.; Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Martinez City Council
n Comcast Central Contra Costa County — Oct. 19, 26, and Nov. 2, 8:30 p.m.
Moraga Town Council

n Comcast Central Contra Costa County — Oct. 19, 26, and Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
n CCTV — Oct. 12 and 13, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 23, 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, 8:30 p.m.; Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
n Comcast Central Contra Costa County — Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 2, 9 p.m.
n Comcast East Contra Costa County — Oct. 12, 10 p.m.; Oct. 19, 10 p.m.; Oct. 20, 11:30 p.m.; Oct. 21, 11:30 p.m.; Oct. 26, 10 p.m.; Oct. 30, 11:30 p.m.; Nov. 2, 10 p.m.
Oakley City Council
n Comcast East Contra Costa County — Oct. 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
Orinda City Council
n Comcast Central Contra Costa County — Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m.
Pinole City Council
Pinole TV — October 10, 11, 17, 18, 31, and Nov. 1, 4 p.m.
Pleasant Hill City Council
n Comcast Central Contra Costa County — Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 2, 9:30 p.m.
Richmond City Council
n Comcast West Contra Costa County — Oct. 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 5 p.m.
n KCRT — Oct. 9, 9 p.m.; Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; Oct. 13, 12 p.m.; Oct. 15, 2:30 a.m.; Oct. 24, 12 p.m.; Oct. 29, 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 30, 8 p.m.; Nov. 3, 12 p.m.; Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m.
San Pablo City Council
n KCRT — Oct. 9, 8 p.m.; Oct. 14, 12 p.m.; Oct. 15, 1 a.m.; Oct. 17, 9 p.m.; Oct. 20, 12 p.m.; Oct. 29, 8 p.m.; Nov. 1, 9 a.m.; Nov. 3, 2 p.m.; Nov. 4, 11 a.m.
Walnut Creek City Council
n Comcast Central Contra Costa County — Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 2, 10 p.m.
West Contra Costa Unified School District
n CCTV — Oct. 12, 9 p.m.; Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; Oct. 19, 7 p.m.; Oct. 23, 10 p.m.; Oct. 26, 9 p.m.; Oct. 27, 8 p.m.; and Nov. 2, 7 p.m.
n Comcast West Contra Costa County — Oct. 13, 20 and 27, and Nov. 3, 6 p.m.
n KCRT— Oct. 8, 7 p.m.; Oct. 14, 1 p.m.; Oct. 15, 2 a.m.; Oct. 17, 10 p.m.; Oct. 20, 1 p.m.; Oct. 29, 9 p.m.; Nov. 1, 10 a.m.; Nov. 3, 3 p.m.; Nov. 4, p.m.

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  • http://www.waterfrontwatch.org Jeffrey Wisniewski

    Nice intro music. But why Brightcove? It is very difficult (fickle) to stream online.

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    Those technical decisions are way above my pay grade … I have no idea why the newspaper chose this software.

  • http://www.waterfrontwatch.org Jeffrey Wisniewski

    Great questions for the Hercules Council candidates. The Walmart issue is very difficult for the two incumbents since Walmart was invited into town during their tenure.

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