Four candidates for the West Contra Costa school board will participate in two debates during the next week.

The first forum is from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday in the El Cerrito High cafeteria at 540 Ashbury Avenue in El Cerrito.

The second event is from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Murphy Elementary multipurpose room at 4350 Valley View Road in Richmond.

The League of Women Voters, West Contra Costa Chapter, will moderate and keep time at the forums. More information is available by calling 510-525-4962 or by visiting www.wccusd.net. Click on "Board Candidate Forums Scheduled."

For additional details about the race, read the On Assignment blog at www.ibabuzz.com/onassignment.