1. Carla Marinucci's Politico California Playbook
    Less than two week's old and off to the races she goes...with a post today about former Senate Pro Tempore Darrel Steinberg's likely bid for mayor of Sacramento, and former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's "listening tour" approach to a probable bid for the office of governor. Not a subscriber yet? Then go here:
  2. Christina Bellantoni's (Los Angeles Times) Essential Politics
    A clean and brisk tour of the day's news and significant political doings touching on state government, congress, presidential candidates and much more. Subscribe here:
  3. CalMatters
    This newcomer to the digital media sphere looks to do in-depth reporting that can help people better understand state government. Check out Lauren Rosenhall's profile of incoming Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), who may get to serve longer than anyone in the last 20 years. Go to
  4. Senator Robert Hertzberg
    San Fernando Valley transportation issues will be the topic Oct 26 (Monday). Don't live there? Maybe you know someone who does!
  5. This list, of course!