Jerry Brown scored another coup (not that it will matter) when the state's prison guards' union endorsed him for governor. Sacto Bee reports, "California Correctional Peace Officers Association President Mike Jimenez said in a news release that the union's decision was guided by at 'tremendous need for reform and a pragmatic approach and understanding of the crisis that we see within the correctional system.'"

Meanwhile, Meg Whitman, who has all but bought the election, "declined an invitation to meet with the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board, which pretty much every major candidate since the beginning of time has done," fumes SFGate. The former eBay CEO cites little to no time as her reason for not being able to make a pit stop at Fifth and Market streets. Oh, meg.