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 Mayor Garcetti can't get enough D.C.; Gov. Brown has had his fill
Los Angeles Times / California - Oct. 23, 1:43 pm
Many Californians may be happy to never set foot in Washington, with its humid weather, over-abundance of careerists and lack of decent produce, but one of the state’s biggest enthusiasts can’t stay away. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jim Evans, Dianne Feinstein, Eric Garcetti, Kevin McCarthy,

 Reality check: Honda's ad misleads viewers on Khanna's positions, as well as his own
San Jose Mercury News - Oct. 23, 1:00 pm
Mike Honda wants voters to think he and Ro Khanna are far apart on corporate profit 'repatriation' and Social Security, but they're really not. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Honda, Ro Khanna, Barack Obama,

 Venezia's View: The Sweet Deal That is a Water Board Seat
Voice of OC - Oct. 23, 12:38 pm
Columnist Barbara Venezia probes why there’s no sweeter deal in local politics than a water board. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Leslie Daigle,

 A Brief History of the Craziest Congressional Campaign of the Year
KABC - Oct. 23, 12:30 pm
If anyone in Hollywood writes a movie script based on one Congressional campaign of the 2014 midterm election season, Tinseltown should look no farther than California's 52nd congressional district. A film about this political drama, which pits ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Carl DeMaio, Bonnie Dumanis, Scott Peters,

 The Curious Case of Miguel Pulido's Disappearing Campaign Debt
Voice of OC - Oct. 23, 12:14 pm
The Santa Ana mayor reported over $15,000 in campaign debt after the 2012 election. Then, with no explanation, it disappeared from campaign finance filings, a possible violation of the state’s Politic »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Fair Political Practices Commission, Shirley Grindle,

 Democrat vs. Democrat Down To Wire in Silicon Valley House Race
Time Magazine / Swampland, Ana Marie Cox's blog - Oct. 23, 11:30 am
California hopes the non-partisan, open system will lead to a more functional Congress »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Democratic Party, Mike Honda, Ro Khanna, Gavin Newsom, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi,

 Is the RNC Taking the Religious Right for Granted?
National Journal - Oct. 23, 9:26 am
The Republican Party has problems coming sooner than it may think. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Carl DeMaio, Mark Kirk, Mitt Romney,

 Can sex industry proceeds land a California water district seat?
Cal Coast News - Oct. 23, 9:06 am
The original owner of the domain name sex.com is spending at a record pace to grab a government post in Silicon Valley. [Mercury News] Palo Alto resident Gary Kremen, who sold the sex.com domain in 2006 for $15 million, is running for a seat on the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Willie Brown, Dianne Feinstein, Rich Robinson,

 Continuing revelations in UNC cheating scandal
Yahoo - Oct. 23, 9:02 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jim Martin, Tom Ross,

 Almost half involved in massive UNC cheating scandal are athletes
Yahoo - Oct. 23, 9:02 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jim Martin, Tom Ross,

 State ends race-based punishment
AroundTheCapitol.com / The Roundup - Oct. 23, 8:55 am
California corrections officials and lawyers for inmates have settled a long-running civil rights lawsuit over race-based punishment instate prisons, agreeing to end the practice. Paige St. John has the story at the Los Angeles Times. 'This week, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Baldassare, Legislature, Chris Megerian, John Myers, PPIC, referendum, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Skelton, Dean Vogel,
Bills: SB 270,

   NEW: Campaign to rebrand CA GOP defines Nov. 4
CalWatchdog - Oct. 23, 8:36 am
With less than two weeks to go before the November election, the hottest race in California doesn’t have to do with a single candidate, measure or issue. Instead, all eyes are on race to define the state’s Republican Party. The ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Ron Calderon, Tony Mendoza, Charles Munger, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Meg Whitman, Betty Yee,

   Florida's gubernatorial race: Scott and the ranty ark trick
The Economist - Oct. 23, 7:53 am
One fan between them RICK SCOTT should probably be in prison, says Darryl Paulson, a political scientist at the University of South Florida. He is also, Mr Paulson contends, Florida’s best choice for governor. So goes politics in America’s ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: minimum wage, Barack Obama, Tom Steyer,

 Two Council Members Running For Sacramento Assembly Seat
Capitol Public Radio - Oct. 23, 7:45 am
Two Sacramento City Council members are running against each other for the vacant Assembly District 7 seat. For all their similarities, the two candidates' strongly disagree on Sacramento's downtown arena. Both Steve Cohn and Kevin McCarty say a ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Steve Cohn, Kevin McCarty,

 Another councilman throws support behind raising Sacramento minimum wage
Business Journal / Sacramento - Oct. 23, 7:40 am
For Councilman Jay Schenirer, private discussions about raising Sacramento's minimum wage began when the city council repealed an ordinance last year that required some big-box stores to conduct an economic analysis before entering Sacramento. The ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Roger Niello, Jay Schenirer, Allen Warren,

 Poll: Brown Retains Lead, Prop. 2 Gains Support
KPBS San Diego public broadcasting / News radio (MP3) podcast - Oct. 23, 7:27 am
A new poll out from The Public Policy Institute of California shows that Gov. Jerry Brown maintains a wide lead over challenger Neel Kashkari. Proposition 2 is also gaining support, according to the poll. »Read  »E-mail story

 Latino Democrat Campaigning With All Republican Slate!
The Liberal OC (blog) - Oct. 23, 7:23 am
No, this post is not about who you might think. Despite false and misleading rumors, Dr. Jose F. Moreno is not a part of Team Tait and is running his own campaign. We are talking about Dr. Roberto Baeza, who is a disgruntled ex-principal in Anaheim ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Bob Huff, Lucille Kring, Gloria Romero,

 Despite upcoming election, Jerry Brown heads East for Yale Law reunion
Los Angeles Times / California - Oct. 23, 7:14 am
With less than two weeks to go before the Nov. 4 election, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is putting his reelection campaign on hiatus for a few days to attend his 50th class reunion at Yale Law School. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Evan Westrup,

 Curious Numbers in PPIC Poll
Fox & Hounds Daily - Oct. 23, 6:09 am
What to make of some of the findings in the most recent Public Policy Institute of California poll? In a state in which Governor Jerry Brown has positive poll numbers and Independent voters historically lean Democratic, why are the Independents ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: PPIC,

 Why Californians Should Love Chevron
Fox & Hounds Daily - Oct. 23, 6:07 am
Dear Chevron, I will not compare thee to a summer’s day. I cannot say you smell like a rose. But make no mistake: I love you. You are unaccustomed, I know, to getting letters like this. Love is usually reserved for younger, sexier ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Mathews,

 Which Job Boards Are Used by California's Employment Professionals?
Fox & Hounds Daily - Oct. 23, 6:05 am
Which job boards are used by California’s employment professionals today? Earlier this month, Transmosis, the tech group dedicated to fuller employment in California,     undertook a survey of 21 job counselors associated with two Workforce ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Milken Institute,

 Strong Mayor = Weaker City Management and Governance
Fox & Hounds Daily - Oct. 23, 6:02 am
Measure L, which would abandon Sacramento’s current council-manager structure in favor of the mayor-council system, will not strengthen the city’s government. Instead it would weaken the policy-making and representative role of the elected ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: David Edwards,

 Cate, Kim Battle For More Than Just A San Diego City Council Seat
KPBS San Diego public broadcasting / News radio (MP3) podcast - Oct. 23, 6:00 am
If you don’t live in Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa or part of Rancho Peñasquitos, you may be unaware of the District 6 City Council race between Democrat Carol Kim and Republican Chris Cate, but nearly $1.5 million has poured into the race. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kevin Faulconer, Todd Gloria,

 California is lucky to have the unusual, unstoppable Jerry Brown
Los Angeles Times / California - Oct. 23, 6:00 am
I'll have what he's having. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael Finnegan,

 Opinions > Endorsements > Our picks for the 2014 midterm elections.
News & Review / Chico - Oct. 23, 5:30 am
The members of CN&R’s editorial board struggled with this year’s endorsements for local races, especially for Chico City Council, because each of the candidates has... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Doug LaMalfa, Legislature, Jim Reed, referendum,

 Less-funded controller's race is where the real money is
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Oct. 23, 5:00 am
Who could have imagined? The California controller contest is more intriguing than the slow-motion race for governor. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Jim Brulte, Legislature, Alex Padilla, Betty Yee,

 Local Stories > Props in brief > A breakdown of state measures pending voter approval this November.
News & Review / Chico - Oct. 23, 4:00 am
Voters in California will consider six propositions on Nov. 4. Here’s a breakdown: • Proposition 1: The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act would,... »Read  »E-mail story
Bills: AB 277,

 Local Stories > A $7 billion blunder? > Environmental groups say water proposition is no panacea.
News & Review / Chico - Oct. 23, 4:00 am
Proposition 1, the $7.1 billion state water bond, is aimed at easing the state’s dire water situation by, among other things, increased storage capacity,... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Legislature, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, water,

 GOP Gavel Fights: 11 House Committee Chairmanships In Play
Roll Call - Oct. 23, 3:01 am
Almost every House member is on the stump this month, wrapping up re-election bids, with most cruising to new terms and a handful on both sides of the aisle scrambling to hang on to their jobs. But for a select few GOP lawmakers -- those actively ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Darrell Issa, Devin Nunes,

 Unions remain a crucial backer of Gov. Jerry Brown's campaign
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Oct. 23, 3:00 am
The proposal to restrict school districts' financial reserves seemed to come out of nowhere, slipped into the state budget just days before the spending plan would come up for a vote. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, minimum wage, Art Pulaski, SEIU, sick leave, Rob Stutzman, Dean Vogel, Evan Westrup, Meg Whitman,

 Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives
Associated Press - Oct. 23, 2:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Nurses Association, campaign finance, minimum wage,

 Opinions > Measure L is Kevin Johnson's million-do > Big corporations like Comcast have donated nearly $1 million to strong mayor. What do they want?
News & Review / Sacramento - Oct. 23, 2:28 am
What do Comcast and AT&T have in common? They offer Internet, yes. They both specialize in F-bomb-inducing brands of customer service—you know it! Neither is... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ron Burkle, Kevin Johnson,

 Opinions > SN&R's election endorsements for No > SN&R's election endorsements for November 4, 2015.
News & Review / Sacramento - Oct. 23, 2:28 am
Measure L No The political system in the city of the Sacramento—where council members represent neighborhoods, the mayor sits on council and operates as our... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ami Bera, Board of Equalization, John Chiang, Roger Dickinson, John Garamendi, Jay Hansen, Kevin Johnson, Doris Matsui, Kevin McCarty, Jerry McNerney, Gavin Newsom, Alex Padilla, Tom Torlakson, Betty T. Yee,

 Music > Sound Advice: Rad-tastic noise and kitschy cl > Sonic silliness, not burgers, old-timey jazz and everything purple.
News & Review / Sacramento - Oct. 23, 2:28 am
Not burger: I thought I was going to a barbecue. The Facebook event read, “BUR GUR & HABITS.” And me being me, I scanned it... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Bill Bailey,

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