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Click here to view the full list of editorials on candidates and measures in key races on the November 2014 ballot.  
 
Peterson's experience using technology as a tool to promote civic engagement make him an excellent candidate for the office that oversees voting and campaign finance records. We recommend him over state Sen. Alex Padilla.  
 
As primary elections go, Tuesday's polling was, well, a bore. At least it seemed to be for much of the East Bay. That assessment was buttressed by the abysmal voter turnout in both Alameda and Contra Costa counties.  
 
Our recommendations:House of RepresentativesDistrict 11: Mark DeSaulnier (D)District 15: Eric Swalwell (D)District 17: Ro Khanna (D)State SenateDistrict 10: Bob Wieckowski (D)State AssemblyDistrict 15: Pamela Price (D)District 16: Catharine Baker (R)Alameda CountyCounty Superintendent of Schools:  
 
It's that time again.Fifteen-second television and radio commercials with ominous voices and misleading or outright false information. Glossy mailers juxtaposing a smiling candidate with a family picture against an evil opponent with a grainy mug shot who committed every malfeasance imaginable.  
 
Huge tax bills result from uncontrolled costs. Yet Measure H seeks the seventh voter bond approval in 17 years, increasing West Contra Costa Unified School District's construction program from $1.6 billion to $1.9 billion. Yet Bill Fay, associate superintendent for operations, says, "There are no controls to contain that budget."  
 
Measure L on the June 3 ballot seeks authority to borrow up to $2 million to renovate and upgrade the community center. The repayment plan is responsible, but backers and ballot materials misrepresent the purpose of the project.  
 
Alameda County auditor candidate Steve Manning deserves support in race that highlights alleged election fraud by former opponent, Kathleen Knox, and need to change state election law filing deadlines. Voters should have had more choices in campaign for open seat.  
 
Listen to our audio interviews with the three candidates vying for a seat in Congress in one of the most watched races in the nation. Rep. Mike Honda, the incumbent, along with challengers Ro Khanna and Vanila Singh meet one-on-one with the Bay Area News Group Editorial Board as they make their best pitches to voters.  
 
Well-reasoned, thoughtful congressman who unseated Pete Stark two years ago has admirably represented his constituents from Livermore and San Ramon to the north end of Fremont  
 
Candidate Steve Manning meets the Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times Editorial Board and explains his vision for the auditor-controller's office in Alameda County going forward.  
 
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Click here to view the full list of editorials on candidates and measures in key races on the June 2014 ballot.  
 
Ro Khanna has the intelligence, core values and grounding in Silicon Valley issues to represent the 17th Congressional District better than the incumbent.  
 
While state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier comes well-prepared to replace George Miller representing the Contra Costa congressional district, his five competitors do not.  
 
There are no good choices in the campaign to replace state Sen. Ellen Corbett in the East Bay district stretching from Hayward to the north side of San Jose.  
 
In a historic race to see who takes over for retiring congressman George Miller, six candidates vying for his seat make their best pitches to the Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune Editorial Board.  
 
In campaign to replace Nancy Skinner in heavily Democratic district, civil rights lawyer Price is beholden to no hardened ideology and recognizes that she would represent her constituents, not special interests.  
 
In campaign to replace Nancy Skinner in heavily Democratic district, civil rights lawyer Price is beholden to no hardened ideology and recognizes that she would represent her constituents, not special interests.  
 
The Bay Area News Group Editorial Board hears responses on key issues from candidates vying for a trip to Sacramento as the 10th District state senator.  
 
Candidates for the Assembly 15th District hope to convince the Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times Editorial Board that they are worthy of a trip to Sacramento.  
 
The Contra Costa Times/Oakland Tribune Editorial Board gave its best shots to the candidates of the state Assembly 16th District. Check it out and you can see for yourself who is best qualified to represent your district in Sacramento.  
 
Voters should back Measure J. It's time to acknowledge that the city's streets are a hazard and that they desperately need repair. It's pay now or pay more later.  
 
The current tax won't expire until 2019, giving county officials plenty of time to fix serious problems and submit a new measure.  
 
While we recommend approval, we can only hope future City Council members fulfill the promises to voters. We wish there were a realistic way to restrict use of the half-cent sales tax increase. Unfortunately, California voters have made that nearly impossible.  
 
He has, by our observation and from accounts of those who depend on him for information, done an excellent job leading the office since he was elected in 2010.  
 
The superintendent has a key responsibility to oversee finances of the 18 school districts in the county, to sound alarms when one is heading for a financial cliff or unrealistically addressing its accounting. For that reason, the superintendent must be lead by fiscal example.  
 
After 14 years as a school principal, Sakata has worked in the county Office of Education for the past six. She understands the complex policy issues facing a superintendent -- and the importance of keeping the job independent.  
 
Voters should back candidates who best understand the city's fiscal plight, will continue holding the line and aren't afraid to make more tough decisions.  
 
Independent voters will determine the outcome, which is as it should be because the district's constituency is generally centrist. Of the four candidates, two, Catharine Baker and Steve Glazer, are well-prepared, moderate and fiscally responsible.  
 
The Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times Editorial Board interviews candidates in the Hayward mayoral race to see who is best qualified to lead this Alameda County city through some rough waters. Candidates include, from left to right, Mark Salinas, Barbara Halliday, Francisco Zermeno and Rakesh Kumar Christian.  
 
 
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
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'Fargo' gets a second season on FX

BEVERLY HILLSAw jeez, we just can't get enough of "Fargo."FX president John Landgraf announced on Monday that the cable network is going forward with a second installment of the quirky miniseries. 
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Movie, TV legend James Garner dies at 86

Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said.