The Times Standard is endorsing Jimmy Smith and Mark Lovelace. They will publish their Second District endorsement tomorrow.

Humboldt Herald is discussing the endorsements and the bloggers there are speculating as to the TS Second District endorsement. Hank Sims is “almost certainly” convinced it will be Clif.

The Eureka Report went with the conservatives all the way: Rodoni, Vevoda, and Plumley.

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The TS decided to interview Johanna Rodoni after all. You can view the video here. You can read some excerpts here.

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Clif was at the Summer Arts Festival today. I think he had a good time. I’ve been surprised by some of the individuals who have approached him to say that they’re voting for him, but don’t want to make a public deal out of it because they don’t want to hurt Estelle’s feelings. Personally, I think Estelle has the depth to understand that politics is not always about friendships. But as one of the public Clif supporters, I can testify to the occasional awkwardness. As I was waiting for the shuttle back to Redway (I don’t understand why anyone would drive down and pay 20 dollars to park – I didn’t have to wait more than 5 minutes either way), Estelle exited the shuttle to attend the festival.

On the SAF, I had a great time as well. The kids section was the best to date. And they’ve added Egyptian food to the mix. And May’s Chinese is off to the side by itself away from the other food booths. If you want to skip the lines for a good plate of noodles (my daughter and son shared a plate, then later my daughter asked for another before she slept a long nap in my arms through all the music and commotion – she’s obviously in a growth spurt). After some coaxing and her brave brother’s example, she also dipped her hand into hot wax. She also did a flower.

Feet First and the ballet students put on an excellent show as usual. The Andeans played their music. And a great student Afro-rhythm band played their hearts out on the lawn stage. Didn’t make it for any performances at the Solar Stage, though when I left him Clif was headed back there for a performance which interested him from a reading of the program.

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Lot’s more campaign related letters to the TS. Lots more to the ER.

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The TS “election roundup” has more.