Times endorsements for Nov. 4
PresidentHe is the competent, confident leader who represents the aspirations of the United States.
Local officesOffice No. 72: Hilleri Grossman Merritt
Office No. 82: Cynthia Loo
Office No. 84: Pat Connolly
Office No. 94: Michael O'Gara
Office No. 154: Michael V. Jesic In the hard-fought match between Mark Ridley-Thomas and Bernard Parks, The Times opts for Parks.
Though admirable, Proposition 2's ban on tight cages for hens could drive the egg business out of state.
Proposition 4 isn't really about parental notification; it's an attack on the right to an abortion.
Proposition 5 means well, but the measure aimed at rehabilitating addicts would create chaos.
With the state scrambling for funds, Proposition 6 would add $1 billion in confused anti-crime spending.
Even environmental groups see problems with this initiative to increase renewable energy.
By banning same-sex marriages, Prop. 8 would create second-class citizens.
Prop. 9 constitutionally upends the criminal justice system by involving victims' families in prosecutions.
Billed as an environmental measure, Prop. 10's real goal is to enrich sponsor T. Boone Pickens.
California desperately needs redistricting reform. Prop. 11 isn't perfect, but it would take some of the politics out of drawing legislative districts.
Local measuresResults first, then more anti-gang funding.
Jurisdiction: City of Los Angeles L.A. needs more affordable housing for families.
Jurisdiction: City of Los Angeles Measure J benefits us all by helping to upgrade classroom technology at L.A. community colleges.
Jurisdiction: Los Angeles Community College District
Measure Q is far too vague for voters to risk $7 billion on future, unspecified L.A. Unified expenses.
Jurisdiction: Los Angeles Unified School District
It's a tough time to seek a tax hike, but paying for badly needed local transportation project is worth it.
Jurisdiction: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Los Angeles County voters in unincorporated areas should keep their telephone tax intact to fund vital services.
Jurisdiction: Los Angeles County
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