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Someone posted a comparison of the LATimes and LA Weekly endorsements for the last election.  It was helpful to me then, so I thought I’d do the same for y’all this time.  The ones with a “*” are where the two papers differ.

p.s. If I made any mistakes, I sincerely apologize in advance for any measures or people that pass or fail against your wishes.  You can always check with the papers themselves.

Format: ITEM—- LATimes—- Weekly

Governor—- Gray Davis—- Gray Davis
Lieutenant Governor—- Cruz Bustamante—- Cruz Bustamante
Attorney General—- Bill Lockyer—- Bill Lockyer
Treasurer—- Phil Angelides—- Phil Angelides
Secretary of State—- Kevin Shelley—- Kevin Shelley
Controller—- Steve Westly—-  Steve Westly
Insurance Commissioner—- John Garamendi—- John Garamendi
State Sup. of Pub. Instr.—- Jack O’Connell—- Jack O’Connell

Proposition 46—- YES—- YES
Proposition 47—- YES—- YES
Proposition 48—- YES—- YES
* Proposition 49—- NO—- YES
Proposition 50—- YES—- YES
Proposition 51—- NO—- NO
* Proposition 52—- NO—- YES

Measure A—- YES—- YES
Measure B—- YES—- YES
Measure F and Measure H—- NO—- NO
Measure G—- I like Neptown, personally
Measure K—- YES—- YES

Judicial Endorsements (LATimes only)
Vote yes to retain these incumbents.
Carlos R. Moreno
Marvin R. Baxter
Kathryn M. Werdegar

State Court of Appeal (LATimes only)
Vote yes to retain these incumbents. (Don’t know why they’re in this order, but I left ‘em that way - Nep)
Robert M. Mallano
Miriam A. Vogel
Judith M. Ashmann
Kathryn Doi Todd
Joan Dempsey Klein
Gary Hastings
Paul A. Turner
Richard M. Mosk
Arthur Gilbert
Steven Z. Perren
Kenneth R. Yegan
Mildred L. Lillie
Dennis M. Perluss
Candace D. Cooper
Paul Boland
Laurence D. Rubin

Superior Court
Office No. 2—- Hank Goldberg—- Goldberg
* Office No. 39—- Richard Naranjo—- Craig Renetzky
Office No. 67—- Paul Bacigalupo—- Paul Bacigalupo
Office No. 100—- Richard Walmark—- Richard Walmark

Orange County Issues (LATimes only)
Measure A—- Yes

(LA Weekly only:)
Member, State Board Of Equalization
4th District ... John Chiang

United States Representatives
27th District ... Brad Sherman
28th District ... No Endorsement
29th District ... Adam Schiff
30th District ... Henry Waxman
31st District ... Xavier Becerra
32nd District ... Hilda Solis
33rd District ... Diane Watson
34th District ... Lucille Roybal-Allard
35th District ... No Endorsement
36th District ... No Endorsement
37th District ... Juanita Millender-Mcdonald
38th District ... Grace Napolitano
39th District ... Linda Sanchez
46th District ... Gerrie Schipske

State Senator
20th District ... Richard Alarcon
22nd District ... Gilbert Cedillo
24th District ... Gloria Romero
26th District ... No Endorsement
28th District ... Debra Bowen
30th District ... Martha Escutia

Member Of The State Assembly
39th District ... Cindy Montanez
40th District ... Lloyd Levine
41st District ... Fran Pavley
42nd District ... Paul Koretz
43rd District ... Dario Frommer
44th District ... Carol Liu
45th District ... Jackie Goldberg
46th District ... Fabian Nunez
47th District ... Herb Wesson Jr.
48th District ... Mark Ridley-Thomas
49th District ... Judy Chu
50th District ... Marco Firebaugh
51st District ... Jerome Horton
52nd District ... No Endorsement
53rd District ... George Nakano
54th District ... Alan Lowenthal
55th District ... Jenny Oropeza
58th District ... Ron Calderon



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