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By Andrea Swayne

The Dana Point Civic Association has scheduled the first of three planned public forums with candidates of upcoming elections.

The first, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, will feature candidates for the Orange County Board of Supervisors race. The forum will be held at The Coffee Importers, 34531 Golden Lantern in the Dana Point Harbor, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Dana Point Mayor Lisa Bartlett and Laguna Niguel City Councilman Robert Ming will be on hand to discuss their election platforms and answer questions from the public.

Questions for the candidates must be submitted online by Aug. 17.

To submit up to 10 questions, log on to the DPCA’s survey page at

Additional forums are scheduled for September and October and will feature South Coast Water District and Dana Point City Council candidates, respectively.

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