Good morning. It’s Monday, Nov. 7. Still trying to sort out all those propositions before election day? Take a look at our guide. Here’s what else is happening in the Golden State:
Poll watching or intimidation?
In Orange County, a small group of mostly white residents is heeding Donald Trump's call to be on the lookout for voter fraud. An inside look at their motivations and fears, and whether their actions could prevent some from voting. Los Angeles Times
They’re with her
While the presidential race remains tight nationwide, Hillary Clinton has managed to pull together disparate factions in California. The state’s Democratic and independent voters have come home to Clinton, sharply boosting her popularity and giving her a commanding lead in the nation’s most populous state, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Los Angeles Times
Southern California’s rugged mountains, hills and valleys are among the region’s most cherished features. But the topography has proved a serious barrier to traffic flow as the Southland has grown, dividing key commuting routes and creating chronically congested choke points. Now, as part of Measure M, planners have a bold plan to tunnel under the Sepulveda Pass, L.A.’s most notorious traffic mess. But tunneling is very expensive and pretty risky. Los Angeles Times
Plus: Southeast L.A. County is excited about getting a rail line under Measure M. But some are angry at waiting until at least 2041. “God knows, I’ll probably be dead,” one resident said. Los Angeles Times
Meghan Daum: Hillary Clinton would be our first female president. So why aren’t women celebrating? Los Angeles Times
George Skelton: Why Jerry Brown has taken center stage this election season. Los Angeles Times
Dan Morain: In an ugly, dispiriting election cycle, here are some winners, losers and some signs of hope. Sacramento Bee
Orange County Register: Once one of America’s most conservative (and libertarian-leaning) newspapers, the Register on Sunday declined to make an endorsement on its editorial page. None of the candidates, it said, measured up. Orange County Register
Robin Abcarian: Spending time with people trying to get out the vote proves inspiring at the end of an ugly election. Los Angeles Times
Sing it: How the makers of the musical movie “La La Land” tried to bring out the whimsical side of the city. But is a SigAlert really a cause for song and dance? Los Angeles Times
Novel tribute: Harry Bosch, one of L.A.’s most beloved fictional detectives, has his own tribute to Vin Scully in a new book. Mystery Scene
Haunting: The ghosts of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Curbed San Francisco
Photo diary: Youth Orchestra Los Angeles recently completed its first tour, a 10th-anniversary road trip that took the kids from Northridge to Visalia, Fresno and finally Oakland, where they filled the Paramount Theatre for a concert conducted by Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel. Los Angeles Times
After a weekend marked by fog along the coast, Southern California will warm up this week, with temperatures approaching the 90s by Thursday. Today, Los Angeles will hit a high of 80 degrees. In Sacramento, it will be partly cloudy and 72. San Francisco will reach a high of 69 degrees.
This week’s birthdays for notable Californians:
Chef Gordon Ramsay (Nov. 8, 1966), Lakers vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss (Nov. 9, 1959), UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero (Nov. 10, 1951), U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (Nov. 11, 1940), L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson (Nov. 11, 1951) and late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel (Nov. 13, 1967).