Morning Splash: Giants; Brown Opens Lead in Poll, Pot Measure Flails; No Trader Joe’s in Castro?
- After yesterday’s 6-5, ninth-inning victory, the Giants are now one win away from going to the World Series. Game 5 at AT&T Park starts today at 4:57 p.m.
- A new poll puts Jerry Brown up by 8 over Meg Whitman and Barbara Boxer leading Carly Fiorina by 5. Also: The marijuana legalization initiative, Proposition 19, has gone to pot: It now trails 44 to 49 percent. The poll also shows Proposition 23, which would suspend the state’s anti-global warming legislation until unemployment vastly improves, trailing 37 to 48 with 15 percent undecided. For the anti-23 forces, it probably helps to have a few billionaires on your side. Bill Gates, the richest man in America, became the latest high-tech mogul to contribute to the No On 23 campaign, donating $700,000. Previously, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore gave $1 million and Google co-founder Sergey Brin kicked in $200,000 to defeat the initiative.
- State’s pot crop worth $14 billion, dwarfs wine grapes (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)