- Newsmaker: Tight Races on City Council-s 2nd District, Prop Q
In Los Angeles County, Sheriff Lee Baca and Supervisor Gloria Molina faced light opposition and won big. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky was unopposed. In the City of LA, two races demonstrate that every vote really does count. Rick Orlov, political reporter for The Daily News, says the outcome of the 2nd City Council District and Proposition Q races will depend on the tally of outstanding provisional and absentee ballots.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Anti-Airport Voters OK Park, Shift Balance of OC Board of Supervisors
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has been reelected by a vote of almost 2-to-1 over Deputy DA Wally Wade. Superior Court Judge Ronald Kline, who faces child pornography charges, was forced into a runoff with one of 11 write-in candidates. But, says Peter Larsen of the Orange County Register, the big news is Measure W, designed to head off a commercial airport on the former El Toro Marine Base.