With Election Day two weeks away, TV30 is reminding voters in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore to check out the station's nonpartisan "Election Specials," highlighting candidates in those communities' city and school board races.
The five separate "Election Specials," produced by Tri-Valley Community Television, feature the 23 candidates who accepted the station's invitation to share their views on issues facing the Tri-Valley. The programs are streaming now on the TV30 website as well as being broadcast on local access stations at various dates and times through Election Day on Nov. 6.
The Pleasanton special includes Tom Morrison interviewing each of the four candidates running for City Council: incumbent Kathy Narum and challengers Julie Testa, Joe Streng and Joseph Ledoux. Mayor Jerry Thorne, who is on the ballot uncontested, was not featured.
The "Pleasanton City Council Election Special" is airing on TV30 on Mondays 9 p.m., Tuesdays 11 a.m., Wednesdays 11 a.m., Thursdays 4 p.m., Fridays 9 p.m., Saturdays 2 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m.
The Dublin city special, featuring mayor and council candidates, is airing on TV30 on Mondays 11 a.m., Tuesdays 5 p.m., Wednesdays 9 a.m., Thursdays 12 p.m., Fridays 11 a.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. and Sundays 7 a.m.
The Livermore mayor and city council episode is airing on TV30 on Mondays 10 a.m., Tuesdays 6 p.m., Wednesdays 8 a.m., Thursdays 11 a.m., Fridays 12 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. and Sundays 6 a.m.
Tri-Valley TV also interviewed candidates for the governing boards of Dublin Unified School District and Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. The Pleasanton Unified School District has forgone an election after incumbents Joan Laursen and Mark Miller were the only candidates to file for the race -- they were reappointed without an election.
The Dublin school board special is being broadcast on TV28 on Fridays 6 a.m., Sundays 6:30 a.m., Mondays 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays 1 p.m. and Thursdays 4 p.m.
The Livermore school board episode is being broadcast on TV28 on Fridays 7 a.m., Saturdays 12 p.m., Sundays 7 a. m., Mondays 5 p.m., Tuesdays 5 p.m., Wednesdays 12 p.m. and Thursdays 3 p.m.
The specials are airing on Comcast channels 28, 29 and 30 and AT&T U-Verse via Channel 99, as well as streaming live at tv30.org. They will repeat up to Election Day. Television broadcast days and times may be subject to change.