Election Connection

CANDIDATES QUESTIONED TONIGHT AT MJC: The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College will hold a political forum for candidates at 7 p.m. today in Forum 110 on the college's east campus, 435 College Ave. Organizers said candidates for the Modesto City Council and the Modesto City Schools Board of Education will attend, and will respond to questions posed by the audience. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information, call Taylor White, director of political development for ASMJC, at 575-6000, ext. 4258.

RECEPTION FOR ROBERT FARRACE: A reception for Modesto City Council Chair 1 candidate Robert Farrace will be held today at Tresetti's World Caffe, 927 11th St., Modesto. He will discuss his reasons for running and take questions. It will be at 5:30 p.m. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Suggested minimum contribution is $35. For more information, call 521-1052.

RECEPTION FOR GARY LOPEZ: A reception for Modesto City Schools board candidate Gary Lopez will be held today at the home of Art and Susan Azevedo, 1026 Harvard Ave., Modesto. It will be from 6 to 8 p.m. $50 per person. For more information, call 578-4721.

REPUBLICAN MEETING: Assemblyman Greg Aghazarian, R-Stockton, is the guest speaker for the Nov. 5 meeting of the Republican Party of Stanislaus County Central Committee at 118 W. Orangeburg Ave., Modesto. A hosted reception starts at 6 p.m. Aghazarian speaks at 6:30 p.m., and the business meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 571-8118 or e-mail www.stanislausgop.org.

TURLOCK FORUM TELEVISED: A Turlock School Board candidate forum last week will be broadcast several times on Charter Cable Channel 2 through Nov. 6: 10 a.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 6 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and 10 p.m. nightly.

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