VIDEO: Dan Walters, in today's report, says that Facebook's drop since its initial public offering illustrates the problems inherent in California's reliance on income taxes.
Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney?
The first 2,500 fans -- and/or political junkies -- going through the gates at tonight's Sacramento River Cats game get their choice of either an Obama or a Romney
bobblehead wobblehead. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. at West Sacramento's Raley Field.
No telling when folks will start lining up for that kind of swag. They'll even get to see Secretary of State Debra Bowen throw out the first pitch. (For the record, the Cats are playing the Memphis Redbirds.)
The last time Raley Field held such an election was back in August 2010, when Republican Meg Whitman's backers depleted supplies of her likeness before Gov. Jerry Brown's supporters exhausted his.
The latest Public Policy Institute of California's survey, which asked Californians about their views on the environment and energy policy, found majority support across political lines for requiring automakers to improve the fuel efficiency of new vehicles sold in the United States, with Democrats most in favor at 93 percent, followed by 83 percent of independents and 68 percent of Republicans.
Californians remain divided over allowing more oil drilling off the state's coast, however. David Siders has more on the PPIC poll results at Capitol Alert, including views on climate change and the upcoming presidential election. Pollsters also asked about how Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature are doing.
Meanwhile, New America Foundation fellow Joe Mathews will be mixing it up today at the Sacramento Press Club luncheon with Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California. It seems they disagree on the effects of the new top-two primary system and the latest redistricting. The RSVP deadline has passed, but you can read more about the event at this link.
Editor's note, 11:42 a.m.: Ah, what a difference one letter makes. The Sacramento River Cats will be giving away Obama and Romney wobbleheads, not bobbleheads, as a previous version of this post said. Capitol Alert regrets the error.
PHOTO: 2012 presidential wobbleheads Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.