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Another Terrace Morning

After all the illustrious executives, would you believe a guy named Ed Lee stands to be San Francisco's next Mayor?

I don't know how an interior designer is qualified to sit on California's Public Employment Relations Board, but the outgoing Guv appointed her to it--at $128,109 per annum for the next five years. The designer is the wife of a former Schwarzenegger aide. I guess he wanted to appoint someone who took his pledge to "clean house" literally...

In California, Amtrak ridership is...up. California is a tenth of the nation in population, but it's nearly a fifth of the nation's rail ridership. Three of the nation's top five rail routes are California routes.

Jim Newton exposes the relationship between LA County Supervisor Don Knabe and his lobbyist father Matt Knabe. It turns out to be: father/son!

Noted: what the MayorSam blog is willing to say about candidates it doesn't favor. This morning it pretends that an in-house poll indicating a 40+-point lead is part of a bad news day for the candidate who commissioned it.