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KNBC to televise L.A. city attorney candidate debate [Updated]

April 24, 2009 | 12:10 pm

Judging from telephone inquiries received by Times editors, reader interest is high in the May 19 runoff election for Los Angeles city attorney. But folks are having trouble figuring out when and where the contenders will appear together.

Well, here's the next occasion we know about: The two candidates -- attorney Carmen Trutanich and City Councilman Jack Weiss -- are scheduled to square off in a KNBC-televised debate Tuesday sponsored by the nonpartisan Town Hall Los Angeles.

KNBC news reporter Conan Nolan will moderate the session at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N. Central Ave. (1st Street and Central Avenue) in downtown. Parking is available on 1st Street, Central Avenue, Alameda Street and at surrounding meters.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the debate and questions from the audience will follow at 7 p.m.

Admission is $20. For reservations, contact Town Hall Los Angeles at (213) 628-8141 or go to the Town Hall Los Angeles website. Some tickets may be available at the door. The debate hall holds 200 people.

Meanwhile, we're e-mailing both candidates to ask for a list of debates planned for the weeks ahead. If they respond, we'll post the details here.

[Updated at 12:45: Judging from appearance schedules e-mailed by each camp, the only other event their lists have in common is on May 7, when they go before the National Council of Jewish Women, 543 N. Fairfax, at about 7 p.m. (One candidate's list says it starts at 7 p.m., the other's says 7:30 p.m.)]

-- Maeve Reston