Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman, locked in a tight race, head into their final debate of the gubernatorial campaign tonight in Marin County: Be there or be square.
From the Chronicle's Carla Marinucci: "With California voters casting mail ballots and three
weeks until election day, Brokaw will be under pressure
to get Whitman, the former eBay CEO, and Brown, the
former two-term governor and current state attorney general, to
detail their positions and explore new ground at a
pivotal moment in the campaign - with polls shifting slightly in Brown's favor."
Continuing our fascination with power politics, we
see that solar energy proponents want utilities to pay those
who generate power as a way of boosting production. For the uninitiated, it's called a "feed-in tariff."
The LAT's Tiffany Hsu reports: "Under a feed-in tariff program, renewable power installations, including
those on residential and business rooftops, are connected
to the electricity grid. This allows the owners to
sell energy to utilities at long-term, fixed rates."
"If such a program is adopted, proponents say, the
benefits could be enormous for California as well as
for individual producers, who could profit from the
sale of the energy and pay off the cost of the installations
And finally from our "Agony and the Ecstasy" file comes the story of a missing Michelangelo painting, which was tucked comfortably
away behind a living-room couch. We don't think it's true, either, but we're
in the New Media age.
"When the kids knocked the painting off its perch with
an errant tennis ball sometime in the mid-1970s, the Kober clan wrapped it up and tucked it away
behind the sofa.
Jackson Pollock eat your heart out....