Meanwhile, the Anthony Adams recall is inching closer to the ballot. "With one week left to gather signatures, backers of the drive to boot Assemblyman Anthony Adams, R-Claremont, say about 60,000 people have signed petitions to call for a recall election," James Koren reports.
"Recall proponents have targeted Adams because he voted
year for a budget deal that included raising taxes
- something Adams
pledged he would never do."
"Recall proponents have targeted Adams because he voted this year for a budget deal that included raising taxes - something Adams pledged he would never do."
The LA Times reports Jerry Brown is taking a pass on the Mike Duvall mess . "State prosecutors have no plans to investigate whether any laws were broken by former Assemblyman Michael Duvall (R-Yorba Linda), who was recorded bragging that he had sex with a woman believed to be a lobbyist, according to a government spokesman.
"Even if the publicly reported behavior is proven to be true, it would not constitute a violation of California law," said Scott Gerber, a spokesman for state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown. "Accordingly, unless additional information comes to light, our office intends no further inquiry."
Carla Marinucci reports on the Big Dog's trip to support Mayor McHair. "Former President Bill Clinton delivered a boost Monday to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's campaign for governor, formally endorsing him in next year's race and calling Newsom a national leader in green technology and energy.
"The endorsement by Clinton, a popular figure among deep-pocketed Democratic donors, comes as Newsom desperately seeks to gain traction on state Attorney General Jerry Brown, who leads handily in early polls and fundraising.
"With eight months to go until the 2010 primary, the backing of the former president presents a chance for Newsom's campaign to shrink the money gap with Brown, a two-term governor and likely rival, who has raised $7.3 million compared with Newsom's $1.2 million as of June 30."
And finally, big news for moustache fans. AP reports, "Two baseball players and hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger are among 18 finalists for the American Mustache Institute's top honors.
"The tongue-in-cheek St. Louis-based institute announced the finalists Monday for the "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year."
"The winner will be selected through an online vote and announced at the "'Stache Bash" on Oct. 30. Proceeds from the event benefit Challenger Baseball, a baseball league for those with disabilities."
Disabilities like having a moustache, for instance.