Adapted from the San Francisco Chronicle, here is a chart showing the editorial endorsements of the top 11 California general-interest daily newspapers in advance of today's special-needs election, listed in order of enthusiasm. As you look at this festival of Yes Indeedies, keep in mind that the only proposition likely to pass is 1F, which would deny pay raises to elected politicians when the state is running a deficit (which is to say, every year until Christ returns, amen). I haven't seen such a convincing demonstration of editorial board impotence since maybe Antonio Villaraigosa's first failed attempt at the L.A. mayor's office.
|San Francisco Chronicle||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Los Angeles Daily News||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Los Angeles Times||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Santa Rosa Press Democrat||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|San Jose Mercury News||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Contra Costa Times||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Orange County Register||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|San Diego Union-Tribune||No||No||No||No||No||No|
UPDATE: California resident Ken Layne has an altogether more useful voter guide.