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Duarte Chamber and the League of Women Voters to Host Candidates Forum

 The  Duarte Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters will host a Candidates Forum for Duarte Unified School District Board and Duarte City Council candidates contending in the Nov. 5 election.

The Candidates Forum will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Duarte Community Center, 1600 Huntington Dr. Six School Board candidates vying for two seats on the board will be talking and answering questions from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The School Board candidates are incumbents Kenneth Bell and Reyna Diaz, running for re-election, and Jim Dinsmore, A. David Hall, Jack Ochoa, Dolores Ortiz. The eight candidates running for three City Council seats will also be talking and answering questions from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The City Council candidates are: Margaret Finlay, Tzeitel Paras-Caracci, and Phil Reyes, running for re-election, and Nick Zigic, Allen A. Field, Sheryl Lefmann, Henry Baltazar, Jr., and Samuel Kang. The public will be invited to submit written questions to the candidates that night.

Both forums will be videotaped by Duarte Public Access, DCTV for cablecast on Charter Cable Channel 3 in Duarte and on the web at  For more information, call the Duarte Chamber of Commerce at (626) 357-3333 or

Earlier Event: October 17
Ribbon Cutting at Duarte Senior Center
Later Event: October 19
Red Ribbon Week Kick Off