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THE NOONER for October 17, 2012

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Read quickly, as the first pitch in the Giants game is at 1:07 PDT. Is it too much to ask for said pitch to be another lead off homer from Angel Pagan?

PRE-DEBATE SIREN: Obama drops to 6 points behind Romney in the Gallup tracker.

DEADLINE: Stay away from your email, as today is the final day of the final federal campaign reporting period, which runs from October 1-17. The report is due October 25. Contributions over $1,000 after today must be reported within 48 hours.

VBM REPORT: Today's report from Political Data Inc. finds that 187,124 absentees have voted, or 2% of current vote-by-mailers.

Some folks have asked some good questions about the report. First, this count does not mean that any ballots have been "counted." Ballots can not be counted until after 8pm on Election Day. However, when you send your ballot in, the county clerk registers that you have returned it, using the code on the outside of the envelope. This, in theory, frees you up from the nagging "get out the vote" calls down the stretch, in the same way that on Election Day, poll workers cross off your name on a list publicly posted outside the polling place. We won't know who you voted for, but if you are a Republican that lives on Montecito Street in Placentia or a Democrat who lives on D Street in Davis, we have a pretty good idea.

On the report, you'll see "Dem+" and "Rep+." What Political Data does to create these numbers is add some "no party preference" or minor party voters to the Democrat and Republican registrations. A Democrat+ voter may have been categorized based on history of an action (or combination thereof) like pulling a Democratic primary ballot (before top-two), switching from Democrat, or donating to Democrats. The same would be true for Republican+.

In CD24 (Capps v. Maldonado), 7% of VBMs have already voted, as have 9% in the hotly consteted race pitting Bilbray v. Peters in CD52.

ONLINE REG: Torey tweets "SOS Bowen says more than 500k Californians have submitted voter registration application online since new system launched"

TOP50: The Hill is out with its top 50 races to watch, and fortunately for you, I've clicked through the annoying 50 pages to find the California races.

Okay, isn't all that clicking worth becoming a subscriber or putting something in my tip jar?

HIDE ME THE MONEY! As political folks were engaging in their pre-debate calisthenics, Arizona-based Americans for Responsible Leadership dropped $11 million into the Small Business Action Committee's "No on 30/Yes on 32" account.

The organization is a 501(c)(4), does not disclose its donors, and has the following mission: "Americans for Responsible Leadership seeks to promote the general welfare by educating the public on concepts that advance government accountability, transparency, ethics, and related public policy issues." Since it started earlier this year, it appears to have not filed a tax return yet, and thus there is no information about how much money it has, or who its officers are. Apparently, it's main focus is opposing sales tax and open primary measures on Arizona's November ballot.

John Myers looks at the contribution.

Other ElectionTrack highlights for yesterday:

  • Dianne Feinstein personally gives $25,000 to Jerry Brown's Prop. 30 account.
  • San Luis Obispo sends $200,000 while Tulare sends $95,000 to Riverside for Jeff Miller (SD31).
  • The Democratic Party sends $196,000 to Miller opponent Richard Roth.
  • Another $98,000 in Democratic Party money is mobilized for Michael Allen's campaign against fellow Democrat Marc Levine (AD10).
  • In another Dem on Dem, the party sends $85,000 to Betsy Butler against Richard Bloom (AD50). 

REVEALED: The "America Shining" IE money spending primarily supporting Jay Chen against Ed Royce in CD39 is entirely funded by Chen's brother, Shaw Chen. The Register's Martin Wisckol writes: "PAC spending is prohibited by law from being coordinated with the candidate. While voter registration records show that the brothers live two blocks away from each other in Hacienda Heights, the campaign says Jay Chen knows nothing of his brother’s activities."

Shaw Chen has put $565,000 into the effort, which aside from his brother is spending money in favor of Ricky Gill and Tammy Duckworth.

EDITORIAL: The SFChron calls for campaigns to self-regulate on the use of data mining.

TO THE POKEY: Arrests are going down this morning in the LA County Assessor corruption probe. Assessor John Noguez and deputy Mark McNeil have been arrested. [h/t Gene Maddaus]

FEC REPORTS: The Federal Election Commission's computers have been working hard to digest all that third quarter finance data and it is now posted on the AroundTheCapitol district pages or on the state and federal cash summary page. Below are the races I'm watching with particular interest.

CD03 (Yolano-Yuba-Lake)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Garamendi, John $1,655,558 $1,542,490 $162,452 $93,947 2012-09-30
Dolbow Vann, Kimberly $1,064,224 $907,259 $156,862 $52,514 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD07 (E. Sac Co)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Bera, Amerish $2,731,173 $2,335,500 $402,609 $256,454 2012-09-30
Lungren, Daniel E. $2,214,469 $1,060,574 $1,229,226 $23,743 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD08 (SB High Desert)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Cook, Paul $480,332 $303,189 $177,143 $25,542 2012-09-30
Imus, Gregg $108,561 $93,911 $14,640 $21,246 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD09 (San Joaquin)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Gill, Ricky $2,509,912 $1,364,019 $1,145,893 $153,222 2012-09-30
Mcnerney, Jerry $2,013,514 $1,219,271 $1,037,825 $5,294 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD10 (Stanislaus)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Denham, Jeff $2,123,550 $1,417,266 $752,864 $16,358 2012-09-30
Hernandez, Jose M $1,346,068 $1,076,424 $269,644 $24,893 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD15 (Hawyard-Pleas-Liv)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Stark, Fortney Hillman Jr $750,583 $747,838 $537,749 $0 2012-09-30
Swalwell, Eric Michael $646,437 $485,320 $161,117 $0 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD21 (Kings)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Hernandez, John S $92,961 $74,240 $17,722 $40,500 2012-09-30
Valadao, David $1,162,782 $365,312 $797,471 $6,296 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD24 (Santa Barbara)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Capps, Lois $2,795,403 $2,061,046 $1,060,405 $0 2012-09-30
Maldonado, Abel $2,277,237 $1,849,836 $427,401 $32,924 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD26 (Ventura Co)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Brownley, Julia $1,672,025 $1,367,744 $304,381 $25,000 2012-09-30
Strickland, Anthony A. $1,972,397 $1,600,975 $366,409 $0 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD30 (W. San Fernando Vly)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Berman, Howard L $4,225,537 $4,929,952 $393,998 $206,610 2012-09-30
Sherman, Brad $2,977,157 $4,147,975 $1,847,715 $745,052 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD31 (San Bernardino)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Dutton, Robert Bob $331,844 $273,385 $58,460 $153,146 2012-09-30
Miller, Gary G $1,180,786 $1,015,766 $1,023,962 $0 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD35 (Ontario)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Baca, Joe $907,276 $748,375 $283,366 $6,314 2012-09-30
Mcleod, Gloria Negrete $279,462 $181,792 $97,712 $50,000 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD36 (Coachella V)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Bono Mack, Mary $1,852,389 $1,252,159 $843,117 $0 2012-09-30
Ruiz, Raul Dr. $1,392,175 $659,982 $732,193 $0 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD39 (Fullerton)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Chen, Jay $638,723 $360,409 $278,314 $117,000 2012-09-30
Royce, Edward R $2,491,531 $3,319,944 $1,506,172 $223,343 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD41 (Riverside)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Takano, Mark $1,122,661 $883,582 $238,580 $0 2012-09-30
Tavaglione, John F $1,219,061 $548,890 $671,071 $30,000 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD44 (Carson)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Hahn, Janice $2,330,709 $2,198,982 $131,727 $193,272 2012-09-30
Richardson, Laura $507,018 $443,057 $68,498 $529,770 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD47 (Long Beach)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Delong, Gary $1,243,636 $765,103 $478,533 $20,894 2012-09-30
Lowenthal, Alan $858,075 $451,100 $407,318 $172,273 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

CD52 (SD)

Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on Hand Debt Filing Period Close
Bilbray, Brian Phillip $2,101,593 $1,381,902 $878,070 $38,066 2012-09-30
Peters, Scott $3,207,298 $2,785,193 $422,106 $1,026,936 2012-09-30
 
Source: Federal Elections Commission

 

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Federal Independent Expenditure Reports
Independent SpenderCandidatePurposeAmountDate
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Mary Bono Mack (Oppose) Media Buy $9,997.43 10/16/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Tony Strickland (Oppose) Media Buy $5,206.95 10/16/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Mary Bono Mack (Oppose) Media Buy $110,584.90 10/16/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Julia Brownley (Support) Media Buy $5,206.95 10/16/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Dan Lungren (Oppose) Media Buy $236,466.00 10/16/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Ricky Gill (Oppose) Media Buy $219,523.90 10/16/12
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Jeff Denham (Oppose) Media Buy $395,156.48 10/16/12
American Action Network Jose Hernandez (Oppose) Cable Placement $74,745.12 10/11/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Raul Ruiz (Oppose) Media Buy $181,004.28 10/16/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Raul Ruiz (Oppose) Survey Research $12,500.00 10/16/12
National Republican Congressional Committee Raul Ruiz (Oppose) Media $25,400.00 10/16/12
Cooperative of American Physicians IE Committee Paul Cook (Support) Radio Advertisement $19,987.94 10/15/12
Cooperative of American Physicians IE Committee Jeff Denham (Support) Mailer $11,594.04 10/15/12
Cooperative of American Physicians IE Committee Jeff Denham (Support) Mailing $14,303.31 10/15/12
Cooperative of American Physicians IE Committee Paul Cook (Support) Mailer $15,987.72 10/15/12
Friends of Democracy Dan Lungren (Oppose) Mail $107,259.44 10/16/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Action Fund Scott Peters (Support) Online Advertising $333.94 09/30/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Action Fund Brian Bilbray (Oppose) Online Advertising $333.93 09/30/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Action Fund Mark Takano (Support) Staff Time for Voter Guide $22.26 09/19/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Action Fund Scott Peters (Support) Staff Time for Voter Guide $22.26 09/19/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Action Fund Mark Takano (Support) Voter Guide $2.42 09/19/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Action Fund Scott Peters (Support) Voter Guide $2.42 09/19/12
Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties Action Fund Mark Takano (Support) Staff Time for Voter Guide $22.26 09/19/12
National Nurses Uniter for Patient Protection Ami Bera (Support) Web Page Design $1,500.00 10/15/12
National Nurses Uniter for Patient Protection Julia Brownley (Support) Web Page Design $1,500.00 10/15/12
National Nurses Uniter for Patient Protection Ami Bera (Support) Web Page Design & Online Advertising Buy $28,000.00 10/15/12
National Nurses Uniter for Patient Protection Julia Brownley (Support) Web Page Design & Online Advertising Buy $28,000.00 10/15/12

 

State Independent Expenditure Reports
Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Berkeley Federation Of Teachers Political Action Committee Loni Hancock (Support) $1,000 10/16/2012 10/16/2012
California Credit Union League Political Action Committee Roger Hernandez (Support) $14,000 10/16/2012 10/16/2012
California Credit Union League Political Action Committee Adam Gray (Support) $15,000 10/16/2012 10/16/2012
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee Frank Bigelow (Support) $44,175 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
California Tribal Business Alliance Ie Pac Joe Baca (Oppose) $29,564 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jerry Hill (Support) $23,899 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Cdf Firefighters Issues Committee Prohibits Payroll Deduction For Political Contribu (Oppose) $9,329 10/16/2012 10/16/2012
Chau For Assembly 2012, Independent Doctors For A Better Future To Support Ed Ed Chau (Support) $2,278 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Citizens For California Reform Cathleen Galgiani (Oppose) $103,745 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Cooley For Assembly 2012, Local Businesses And Employees Supporting Ken Ken Cooley (i) (Support) $25,592 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Roger Hernandez (Support) $11,266 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Jerry Hill (Support) $30,039 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Rudy Salas (Support) $5,575 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
De Leon Believing In A Better California Ballot Measure Committee, Kevin Temp. Taxes To Fund Education (Support) $2,700 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
De Leon Believing In A Better California Ballot Measure Committee, Kevin Political Contributions By Payroll Deductions (Oppose) $2,700 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Family Farmers Working For A Better California, With Major Support By Western Growers Association Michael Allen (Oppose) $55,673 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Family Farmers Working For A Better California, With Major Support By Western Growers Association Betsy Butler (Oppose) $65,268 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Friends Of Pueblo Action Fund The Schools And Local Public Safety Protection Act (Support) $2,761 10/06/2012 10/16/2012
Friends Of Pueblo Action Fund The Schools And Local Public Safety Protection Act (Support) $7,500 10/12/2012 10/16/2012
Friends Of Pueblo Action Fund Prohibits Political Contributions By Payroll Deduc (Oppose) $2,761 10/06/2012 10/16/2012
Friends Of Pueblo Action Fund Prohibits Political Contributions By Payroll Deduc (Oppose) $7,500 10/12/2012 10/16/2012
Hoffman For Judge, El Dorado Citizens United Against Joe (Oppose) $4,167 10/16/2012 10/16/2012
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Ken Cooley (Oppose) $21,440 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Edwin Chau (Oppose) $48,744 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Peter Tateishi (Support) $21,440 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $3,691 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Bill Batey (i) (Oppose) $7,134 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Jeff Miller (i) (Oppose) $23,164 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Cathleen Galgiani (i) (Support) $300 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Bill Berryhill (i) (Oppose) $75,547 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Jose J. Medina (i) (Support) $210 10/16/2012 10/16/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Jose J. Medina (i) (Support) $39,208 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Peter Tateishi (i) (Oppose) $55,755 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members And Other School And Public Employees Richard D. Roth (i) (Support) $210 10/16/2012 10/16/2012
Peace Officers Research Association Of California (porac) Statewide Independent Expenditure Committee Brian Dahle (Support) $30,376 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Rob Bonta (Support) $15,000 10/11/2012 10/16/2012
Seiu - United Long Term Care Workers Local 6434 State Pac Prohibits Pol. Contrib. By Payroll Deductions (Oppose) $34,309 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Beth Gaines (Support) $18,789 10/15/2012 10/16/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Rocky Chavez (Support) $8,933 10/15/2012 10/16/2012

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Mystery Arizona Group Sends $11 Million To Fight Unions, Gov. Jerry Brown
Kevin Yamamura @
blogs.sacbee.com
A shadowy Phoenix-based group contributed $11 million Monday to a campaign committee funding attacks on Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative and supporting a measure curbing union dues collection, a new campaign finance report shows.

Healthcare Cuts Questioned By Lawmakers
latimesblogs.latimes.com
Lawmakers gathered on Tuesday to review one of the most controversial parts of this year's budget, the decision to dissolve a well-liked children's healthcare program.

Video: 'Don't be complacent,' Jerry Brown urges college students at Prop. 30 rally
David Siders @
blogs.sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown urged college students this afternoon to rally support on campus for his Nov. 6 ballot initiative to raise taxes, saying that by doing so they can avoid a tuition increase.

Labor's Big-money Focus On Prop. 32 May Hurt Chances Of Prop. 30
Chris Megerian @
latimes.com
Unions say their political survival hinges on defeating Proposition 32, leaving less financial backing for labor ally Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30.

Two California Budget Duels Illustrate Chicken-and-Egg Question
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
Two years ago, Democratic politicians and their union allies placed a measure on the ballot to eliminate California's requirement of a two-thirds legislative vote for state budgets – but that's not what they told voters.

Outside Groups Spend Big In 7th Congressional District Race
Torey Van Oot @
blogs.sacbee.com
Congressional hopefuls put their fall cash hauls on public display Monday, the filing deadline for third quarter fundraising reports.

California Ballot Initiatives Dominated by the Very Rich
nytimes.com
California’s ballot propositions include several from billionaires, a sign that the wealthy are using “super PACs” to influence politics in the nation’s most populous state.

Fact check: Romney takes credit for education in Massachusetts
Howard Blume @
latimes.com
Mitt Romney, in an extended response to a question about assault weapons during his debate with President Obama, said, “We were able to drive our schools to be No. 1 in the nation.” As in the past, the former Massachusetts governor took credit for education achievement in the state.

Calif voting line gave wrong registration deadline
The Associated Press @
utsandiego.com
Already bombarded by conflicting campaign ads and ballot propositions, some Californians became even more confused when a message on the state's official voting hotline provided a wrong deadline for voter registration, an election official said Tuesday.

Health Shift Will Affect 860,000 Calif. Children
Judy Lin @
mercurynews.com
Californias top health care official told lawmakers Tuesday she is confident the state can eliminate a health insurance program serving more than 860,000 children from low-income families without disrupting the quality of their care.

A Case That Proves Need To Fix '3-strikes' Law
Dan Morain @
sacbee.com
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy would have no idea that Gary Ewing died on Aug. 24, and probably wouldn't care. But Kennedy had a direct hand in Ewing's life and his fate.

Slain Libya Ambassador Honored In S.F. - Sfgate
sfgate.com
Slain Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, once a mischievous and charming East Bay boy, grew into a respected diplomat who devoted his life to bringing freedom and democracy to the people of Libya. Hundreds of mourners who gathered for a memorial service Tuesday in the San Francisco City Hall rotunda celebrated a man who never lost that youthful knack for charm and persuasion as he served his country and helped Libyans as they overthrew their dictator. The ambassador - known as Chris to his family and everyone who knew him - was killed along with three other Americans on Sept. 11 when what U.S. officials have labeled terrorists attacked the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Youthful persuasionThe oldest of three siblings, Stevens began studying to be a diplomat at an early age, his brother and sisters recalled. In another instance, Tom Stevens said, his big brother persuaded him to drop his drawers, don a ski mask and streak through the neighbors' family room while they were watching television. Three separate investigations, by the FBI, State Department and Congress, have been opened into the attack on the Benghazi consulate. The killings have become an issue in the presidential campaign, with Republican nominee Mitt Romney criticizing the Obama administration for failing to beef up security at the compound before the attack.

VIDEO
David Siders @
blogs.sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown urged college students this afternoon to rally support on campus for his Nov. 6 ballot initiative to raise taxes, saying that by doing so they can avoid a tuition increase.

Two Prisons Now Report Hunger Strikes Over Gang Policy
latimesblogs.latimes.com
A hunger strike over new prison gang policies has spread to a second institution, involving more than 200 inmates.

Santa Cruz County elections officials discover 4,500 vote-by-mail ballots delayed at San Jose post office
Jessica M. Pasko, Santa Cruz Sentinel @
mercurynews.com
SANTA CRUZ -- About 4,500 vote-by-mail ballots apparently were labeled and had been sitting at a U.S.

Ad Watch: Ad incorrect calling Tateishi a 'lobbyist'
sacbee.com
who will harm the middle class in a campaign flier funded largely by public employee groups this month. The attack ad was bankrolled by Opportunity Political Action Committee, whose top donor is California State Council of Service Employees. Tateishi and Democrat Ken Cooley are running in the 8th Assembly District that stretches from Citrus Heights to the Sacramento County line south of Wilton. The following is a description of the ad and an analysis by The Bee's Jim Sanders:

Residents Criticize Warriors' Arena Plan - Sfgate
sfgate.com
A proposed move by the NBA's Golden State Warriors to the San Francisco waterfront would generate thousands of jobs and a major source of new tax revenue, according to a new city-commissioned report, even as residents and others have concerns about building a 17,500-seat arena just south of the Bay Bridge. A Warriors arena on Piers 30-32 is projected to generate almost $54 million in one-time fees and taxes for city coffers during construction, plus about $19 million a year in ongoing revenue for the city once complete, according to a new fiscal analysis commissioned by the city. Building the arena and developing an adjacent parcel across the Embarcadero from Piers 30-32 would also generate about 5,000 temporary jobs during construction and about 2,800 ongoing jobs once the project is completed, according to a report by Economic & Planning Systems, a development consulting firm. "There are overwhelmingly positive fiscal and economic impacts from this project," Jennifer Matz, Mayor Ed Lee's point person on the arena development, said before presenting the fiscal feasibility analysis at a community meeting Tuesday night in the South Beach neighborhood to showcase the preliminary design and financial terms for what is estimated to be a $1 billion project. About 50 people marched in front of the building before the 6 p.m. meeting, wearing blue-and-gold "Warriors 2017" T-shirts, chanting "We want the Warriors," and carrying signs that read "Warriors arena means local jobs." The meeting before the community advisory committee appointed by the mayor was the latest in a series of efforts to keep local residents informed of the progress of the arena plans, said P.J. Johnston, a Warriors spokesman for the project.

Hundreds have gathered for Ambassador Christopher Stevens memorial services
Scott Johnson @
mercurynews.com
Former Secretary of State George Shultz and retired diplomat Tom Pickering, who was charged to investigate the Benghazi killings, are among those expected to speak Tuesday at the memorial service. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Califorbnia, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, Attorney General Kamala Harris and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee are in attendance.

Presidential debate: Romney, Obama talk tax cuts. But for who?
Alana Semuels @
latimes.com
It’s an especially touchy subject when consumers are sick of pinching pennies after years of a down economy, and the question of taxes and spending caused a storm of bickering at Tuesday night’s presidential debate.

Edsource Offers Infographic To Clarify Props. 30/38 Confusion | Edsource Today
edsource.org
If you are confused about the differences between Propositions 30 and 38, the competing initiatives that would raise billions of dollars for California public schools, you are not alone.

Los Angeles Takes Next Step Toward Id Cards For Undocumented Immigrants - La Daily News
dailynews.com
"The federal government has failed on immigration and we hundreds of thousands of people living in the shadows," said Councilman Richard Alarcon, who authored the proposal with support form Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.