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    Nine things to focus on for November's election

    With Labor Day behind us, Californians need to batten down the hatches for the tidal wave of ads, mailers, robo calls and door knocks between now and the Nov. 4 election. So for Bay Area voters hoping to cut through the noise and get straight to the important stuff, here are nine things to focus on:  
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017.  
     
    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is asking a judge to allow the university to cover up the name of a convicted felon on its stadium scoreboard.  
     
    On Sept. 3, the San Francisco Symphony's music director and conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas, begins his 20th season. During an interview at his home in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, he spoke about mentors Igor Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein, about flipping out over the Beach Boys in 1966 and about unleashing the ferocity of Beethoven in 2014. Both icon and maverick, MTT has a high-tech vision for the future of classical programming.  
     
    Tougher environmental laws and spending rules ended the era of big dams. Might it be making a comeback amid the drought?