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THE NOONER for October 8, 2014

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Well, Giants, that was ugly. Can we actually win instead of losing less next series? 

CA07 (East Sacramento): In what has emerged as one of the hottest races in the country, tonight is the faceoff between Ami Bera (D) and challenger Doug Ose (R). The debate is from 7-8pm and will be aired on KVIE in Sacramento and on Capital Public Radio (including website streaming). Following the debate, Capital Public Radio will host an hour-long analysis. 

When I refer to national trends, I'm looking at generic congressional polls, which had Democrats pretty consistently +1 from July through early September. It is now Republicans +2. Yes, elections are won locally, but you can't not include the national picture as one of several factors used in scoring races.

CA09 (San Joaquin): Jerry McNerney will easily win re-election to his fifth term. Moving from Leans Democrat to Likely Democrat. Dems now have a 12.6% voter registration margin here.

CA21 (Kings): With national trends, the DCCC pulling ads off the air, and some internal polling, I'm moving this one from Leans Republican to Likely Republican.

CA36 (Coachella): With national trends and with Dems moving from a tied voter registration to a 37.9-39% disadvantage to Republicans, I'm moving this race from Leans Democrat to Toss-Up.

CA52 (San Diego): A KGTV/UT San Diego/Survey USA poll is out today that finds challenger Carl DeMaio +3 over incumbent Scott Peters (D). From 3 weeks ago, DeMaio picks up 2% and Peters loses 2%. 

The voter composition SurveyUSA uses is 40% Republican, 35% Democrat, and 25% NPP/other. (Before I get the usual hate mail about using "Democrat" instead of "Democratic," it is grammatically correct. You register as a Republican or Democrat. You don't register Democratic.)

Baseline registration in CD52 is 32.1% D, 33.6% R, and 29.2% NPP. Latinos are 5% of the sample, compared to 9.2% of the citizen voting age population. 

As one who has criticized SurveyUSA on sampling before, I have to say that I think they use a pretty good projection of the electorate.

Of course, margin of error is +/- 4.3%. This is razor close and, barring a gaffe by either side, will be determined by turnout. 

ASS-U-ME: Perhaps my favorite question asked in the poll is "Who better reflects your views on same-sex marriage?"

Republicans break 53%-22% in favor of DeMaio. Democrats break 74%-15% for Peters.

Let's look at their positions:

Carl DeMaio supports marriage equality. The US Supreme Court has now settled this issue as one of equal protection under the law as it pertains to government, while also protecting the right of religions to define marriage within their own faith.

Scott supports full marriage equality, and is a cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in its entirety.

SD14 (Kings): It's getting hot down in the Valley, and this one is going to be razor close. Democrats have had a net move of 2.4% from Republicans on registration since 2012, and now hold an eye-popping 20 point registration margin. 

AD66 (Torrance): I considered seriously moving the race between incumbent Al Muratsuchi (D) and challenger David Hadley (R) to a Toss-Up, but given the June results and Democrats increased their voter registration margin by 2.3%, it stays Leans Democrat.

$$$: All the pre-election fundraising reports should now be live here.

GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY: While we're helping the Secretary of State's office focus on priorities like CAL-ACCESS and business filings, let's get rid of the absurd requirement that a randomized alphabet be drawn for every special election, in addition to the three drawings already required to be held per year. I'm sure Assemblymembers Bradford and Hall would be okay using the November 4 alphabet order for their December 9 election.

POT, MEET KETTLE

#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Michael Kapp! A belated #CAKEDAY to Jeremy Roseman (yesterday).

  

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  • Nearly 50 candidates and officeholders have taken the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) up on its challenge to "just say no" to Big Tobacco campaign money.  With the recent launch of its www.notobaccomoney.org website, ACS CAN goes public with the names of candidates who have committed to swearing off tobacco campaign cash.  For more info, contact ACS CAN’s Tim Gibbs at tim.gibbs@cancer.org or 916 504-2484.  Paid for by American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.   Not authorized by a candidate or committee controlled by a candidate.

  • League of California Cities - Public Affairs Program Manager. Work on a diverse range of issues and initiatives that impact local government. The position requires knowledge of campaign strategies, local government issues and knowledge of key government and private sector stakeholders Competitive salary/benefits. Information at www.cacities.org/employment.
  • Northern California Power Agency, a Roseville, California based Public Power Agency is hiring a State Government Relations Representative. To view job announcement and apply, please go to www.ncpa.com and click on the HR tab.
  • The non-profit Foster Youth Education Fund announces its annual Fashion Show (1:30 pm, Oct 12, Sac State) and Casino Night Gala (6 pm, Oct 23, Social Nightclub). Sponsorships and tickets are available to help raise funds for scholarships for former foster youth from the Sacramento region. Silent auction and raffle donations also being accepted. For details, sponsor levels, or tickets contact Cathy Senderling-McDonald at csend@cwda.org or 916-799-4471.

  • We'll train your people to lobby more effectively, at your site, on your timetable. Train key managers / staff, board members, or entire membership in the legislative process and best practices of governmental advocacy, quickly and cost-effectively. Workshop specific issues. www.raylebov.com/services/ or 916-442-5009.
  • Public school teacher David B. Cohen is traveling the state to answer questions such as What makes great teaching possible? What are the obstacles to creativity, innovation, and excellence and how do teachers and schools overcome the obstacles? What keeps them going? He'll be writing a blog for EdWeek sharing stories from across the state. At the end of the year, he plans to self-publish a book about this educational journey with lessons about protecting and improving quality public education. See his project video and help fund his Kickstarter campaign.
  • The Los Angeles City Controller s Office is hiring a Community Affairs and Engagement Coordinator. This position will work to increase public awareness of the work of the Controller and manage the Office s interaction, engagement and response to constituents internally and externally. Job Announcement

  • Corporate sponsorships available for the Global War on Terror Traveling Wall at Capitol Park Nov. 7-11. Event sponsored by Assemblyman Cooley. Wall is a memorial to those killed in the Global War on Terror. Contact: Pete Conaty, 916 492-0550, pconaty@sbcglobal.net

  • ACLU of California seeks a Legislative Advocate in its Sacramento office. Salary dependent on experience. To view job announcement and application instructions, visit here.
  • Water District campaign in Santa Clara County seeking hourly paid canvassers to play a critical role in ensuring candidate s message reaches targeted voters in the District this November. Responsibilities include door to door canvassing and other outreach efforts. Send resume and cover letter indicating availability to GaryForWater@gmail.com. For more information go to:bit.ly/1oSo3uC

 


 

EditorialProp 1: water bondProp 2: rainy day fundProp 45: health ratesProp 46: malpractice & testingProp 47: crim. penaltiesProp 48: gaming referendum
California Democratic Party Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes
California Republican Party Yes Yes  No  No  No   
LA Daily News       No    
LA Times Yes Yes  No No  Yes Yes
OC Register Yes Yes    No    
Sacramento Bee     No No No  No
San Francisco Chronicle    Yes No  No Yes No
SJ MercNews Yes   Yes Yes No Yes  
UT San Diego Yes  Yes  No No No  No 

 

EditorialGovernorLtGovSecOfStateAttGenContTreasInsCommSupPubInstr
Bakersfield Californian         Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
LA Daily News   Newsom    Harris  Swearengin Chiang   Tuck
LA Times   Newsom Peterson Harris  Swearengin Chiang  Jones  Tuck
SacBee   Newsom Padilla   Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
SF Chron Brown   Peterson Harris Yee Chiang    Tuck
SJ MercNews Brown Newsom  Peterson  Harris   Chiang Jones  Tuck
UT San Diego     Peterson     Swearengin  Chiang   Tuck

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Alice B. Toklas Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club Pac David Chiu (Support) $5,153 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Ken Seaton-msemaji (Support) $298 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Rick Cassar (Support) $1,906 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Adrian Arancibia (Support) $1,165 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Peter Zschiesche (Support) $298 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Adrian Arancibia (Support) $1,089 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Bertha Lopez (Oppose) $867 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Maria Nieto Senour (Support) $298 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Bertha Lopez (Oppose) $1,089 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $11,329 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $47,298 10/03/2014 10/07/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $40,872 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Build Jobs Pac, Sponsored By The Building Industry Association Of The Bay Area Pam Bertani (Oppose) $12,776 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Bonnie Garcia (Support) $26,235 10/01/2014 10/07/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Bonnie Garcia (Support) $27,561 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Eric Linder (Support) $22,833 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $139,824 10/03/2014 10/07/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Jeff Stone (Oppose) $8,280 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Professional Organizations Jose Solorio (Oppose) $186,584 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Patrick Kolstad (Support) $1,757 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Dominic Caserta (Support) $1,757 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Jamie Matthews (Support) $1,757 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Elizabeth Block (Support) $2,148 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Hardy Brown Jr. (Support) $13,060 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $17,157 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Elizabeth Block (Support) $3,575 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Hardy Brown Jr. (Support) $144 09/28/2014 10/07/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Valerie Cuevas (Support) $2,148 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Hardy Brown Jr. (Support) $2,000 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jessie Ryan (Support) $3,239 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Valerie Cuevas (Support) $3,575 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $7,903 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jessie Ryan (Support) $410 09/24/2014 10/07/2014
California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac Bonnie Garcia (Support) $108,510 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
California Hospitals Committee On Issues, (chci) Sponsored By California Association Of Hospitals And Health Systems (cahhs) Proposition 1 (Support) $347,233 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
California Republican Party Mario A Guerra (Support) $17,612 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Dr. Richard Pan (Support) $51,419 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Nurses, Teachers And Working Families United To Support David David Chiu (Oppose) $42,943 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014, With Major Funding By Reid Hoffman; San Franciscans To Hold Campos Accountable, Vote No On David Campos (Oppose) $7,364 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Costa For Congress, Jim (federal Candidate Campaign Committee) Water Quality, Supply And Infrastructure Improveme (Support) $4,954 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Grow Elect Rob Mcnelis (Support) $1,550 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Grow Elect Richard Arroyo (Support) $1,000 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Grow Elect John Aguilera (Support) $1,200 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Keep Ca Strong Pac Jim Cooper (Support) $15,774 09/21/2014 10/07/2014
Keep Ca Strong Pac Mike Gipson (Support) $22,450 09/30/2014 10/07/2014
Keep Ca Strong Pac Jim Cooper (Support) $34,226 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Mike Gipson (Support) $23,743 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Octaxpac, Sponsored By The Orange County Taxpayers Association Dave Harrington (Support) $11,814 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Steve Cohn (Oppose) $71,667 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $55,406 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Powerpac.org Voter Fund, A Sponsored Committee Of Powerpac.org Moreno Dr. Jose F. (Support) $15,600 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Jose Solorio (Support) $150,650 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Jose Solorio (Support) $49,697 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Jeff Stone (Oppose) $89,167 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California David Hadley (Support) $16,464 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $14,953 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Catharine Baker (Support) $111,333 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Catharine Baker (Support) $58,314 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Tony Mendoza (Oppose) $48,897 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Sun-maid Growers Of California Proposition 1 (Support) $50,746 10/06/2014 10/07/2014
Sycuan Band Of The Kumeyaay Nation Shirley Anderson (Support) $11,003 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Sycuan Band Of The Kumeyaay Nation Barbara Stevens (Support) $11,003 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Taxpayers For Ethical Government Larry Agran (Oppose) $9,978 10/07/2014 10/07/2014
Taxpayers For Ethical Government Satoru Sat Tamaribuchi (Support) $7,000 10/07/2014 10/07/2014

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Steinberg To Launch Mental Health Foundation
Laurel Rosenhall @
sacbee.com
Outgoing Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said Tuesday that after he leaves the Legislature at the end of next month he will form a foundation to work on mental-health policy issues, an area that has long been a priority for the Sacramento Democrat.

Jerry Brown Hits Airwaves With Ads -- For Props. 1 And 2
Carla Marinucci @
blog.sfgate.com
With voters already casting ballots by mail for the Nov. 4 election, Gov. Jerry Brown is starring in new statewide ads -- not for his own re-election campaign, but on behalf of two ballot measures ...

California Redistricting Commission In Jeopardy At Us Supreme Court :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
The key question the United States Supreme Court must address in deciding if state voters can create redistricting commissions for congressional districts is whether the people can be considered legislators when they create laws through the initiative process. It goes to the heart of the initiative power, which voters in both California and Arizona used to create citizens redistricting commissions.

Jerry Brown airing TV ads for water bond, budget reserve
David Siders @
sacbee.com
With a massive campaign war chest and less than a month before Election Day, Gov. Jerry Brown will start airing television ads Wednesday for a pair of ballot initiatives on the November ballot, his campaign said.

Carefree Gov. Brown Vetoes Freely, Ruffling Some Fellow Democrats
Melody Gutierrez @
sfgate.com
And that, political experts say, is notable because any other Democratic governor seeking re-election would have been constrained in his approach, careful not to burn bridges or offend a supporter.

Prop. 1 Bonds A First Step In Addressing State's Water Needs
latimes.com
Even in wet years, there will never be enough Sierra snowpack to give every interest group and every region in California enough inexpensive water to quench every thirst and satisfy every ambition. The state has a long way to go before it properly takes account of its water limits and updates the way it divvies up this crucial natural resource. Proposition 1, the $7.5-billion water bond on the Nov. 4 ballot, is really just a drop in the bucket. But it's a start.

Wal-mart To End Healthcare Coverage For 30,000 Part-timers
latimes.com
Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting healthcare benefits for roughly 30,000 part-time employees, citing rising costs.

E-mails show CPUC president cutting deals, critics say
Jaxon Van Derbeken @
sfgate.com
Newly released Pacific Gas and Electric Co. e-mails show that the head of the California Public Utilities Commission was willing to trade utility customers’ dollars for the company’s backing for his favored causes, a ratepayer advocacy group said Tuesday. Long cited a May 2010 e-mail from PG&E vice president Brian Cherry to his boss, Tom Bottorff, both of whom were fired last month when the company released e-mails showing Cherry had lobbied the commission to appoint a preferred judge to hear a rate-setting case. In the 2010 e-mail, which PG&E released Monday, Cherry said utilities commission President Michael Peevey appeared willing to trade favorable consideration in a rate-setting case for PG&E’s providing $100,000 toward a dinner in honor of the commission’s 100th anniversary. Peevey proposed paying PG&E $6 million for the decommissioned meters, which consumer advocates said amounted to a gift to the company. Long also pointed to another part of the 2010 e-mail from Cherry to his boss, in which the utility executive said Peevey appeared to be leaning on PG&E to contribute at least $1 million to fight a ballot measure that would have put a hold on a California law limiting greenhouse gas emissions. “Mike stated very clearly that he expects PG&E to step up big and early in opposition” to the ballot measure, Cherry said in the e-mail, adding that Peevey expected the company to spend “a lot more” than $1 million.

Gov. Jerry Brown's First Campaign Ads To Hit Airwaves
latimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown will hit the airwaves Wednesday morning with three TV ads, but instead of promoting his reelection bid for a historic fourth term, he will plug the $7.5-billion water bond measure and the state rainy-day fund on the November ballot.

Money Race Heats Up In Key Assembly Campaigns
latimes.com
California Assembly,

Two Men Acquitted On Charges Of Robbing Home Of Former Capitol Peace Officer
Laurel Rosenhall @
sacbee.com
Gerardo Lopez, a Senate sergeant-at-arms at the time of a fatal shooting, was found to have cocaine in his system and later dismissed.

Democrats Keep Cash Lead In Races For Financial Posts
latimes.com
Betty Yee, the Democratic candidate for controller, has more than double the amount of campaign funds available compared to her Republican rival, according to new documents filed with the state.

Newsom Has No Excuse For Avoiding Debates
Dan Morain @
sacbee.com
Debates aren’t taking place in top-of-the-ticket races in Ohio, Alabama and Michigan. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is avoiding his opponent, saying he has participated in debates that were a “disservice to democracy.”

Koret Foundation sued by founderâ
Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross @
sfgate.com
The prestigious Koret Foundation is at the center of a scathing lawsuit in which the founder’s widow claims longtime board president and Peninsula real estate magnate Tad Taube used the $500 million charity as a personal piggy bank. No sooner was the suit filed, however, than the Koret Foundation shot back with a countersuit seeking to remove Susan Koret — the founder’s second wife, who has a lifetime appointment to the eight-member board — for “incompetence” and breach of duty. The grants include more than $4 million to Stanford University and the conservative Hoover Institution, plus $3.2 million to right-wing political causes — including $1 million for the Taube-conceived American Values Initiative at Hoover, where both Taube and Koret Executive Director Jeffrey Farber are on the board. The tech titan keeps an amphibious vehicle for recreational purposes at his home in Hawaii, and he thought San Francisco and the Park Service might be able to use one to help out with water rescues. Once in the water, each was able to fold the device’s wheels and take off on jet-powered water skis, with Hayes-White getting as far as the Golden Gate Bridge. On the way back, Hayes-White’s ATV flipped when it hit choppy water, pitching the chief into the drink. The moderately banged-up ATV is now at the Fire Department’s central maintenance shop, awaiting repairs by one of Benioff’s mechanics.

In Rare O.C. Visit, Gov. Brown Pushes For Irvine Veterans Cemetery
latimes.com
Gov. Jerry Brown made a rare Orange County appearance Tuesday to champion what he said was a bipartisan effort to build a veterans cemetery in Irvine and to stump for a fellow Democrat who is locked in a tight race to hang onto her Assembly seat.

How A Soda Tax Fight In San Francisco Explains California Politics
washingtonpost.com
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Charleston, S.c., Court Issues Same-sex Marriage License Despite Ban
latimes.com
A South Carolina court on Wednesday issued a same-sex marriage license, becoming the latest state to do so since the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week cleared the way for gay and lesbian people to marry in a number of states.

Another appellate court strikes down same-sex marriage bans, in Idaho and Nevada
Michael Doyle @
sacbee.com
Another appellate court struck down same-sex marriage bans on Tuesday, one day after the Supreme Court declined to take up the issue.

Tapping Into The Ocean With San Diego's Billion Dollar Desalination Plant | Kpbs
Erik Anderson @
kpbs.org
San Diego is about a year away from turning seawater into fresh drinking water. The billion-dollar Carlsbad desalination plant is scheduled to open sometime next fall.

Second Obamacare Enrollment Likely To Be Even Tougher Than First | State Of Health Blog From Kqed News
Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby, @
blogs.kqed.org
By Anna Gorman and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News

Endorsements: Three California Supreme Court justices deserve a thumbs up from voters
the Editorial Board @
sacbee.com
Two Supreme Court justices on the Nov. 4 ballot are relatively new Jerry Brown appointees who, by law, must undergo a retention election. The third is a veteran appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson.

Supreme Court puts gay marriages on hold in Idaho and Nevada
latimes.com
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an order Wednesday to temporarily halt gay marriages in Idaho and Nevada, a day after a federal appeals court declared same-sex weddings legal in those states.