October 13 Open Thread

To the links:

• The people behind the recall of Anthony Adams have turned in the last of their signatures. If all the facts they’ve given are accurate, it seems likely there will be a recall election in his future.  They need about 60% of their signatures to be valid, a rate which most campaigns reach.

• A great story by Cliff Barney on CalBuzz about how the SF Media Workers Guild, the local journalists’ union helped form Warren Hellman’s Bay Area News Project.

• Say adios to negative amortization loans. Arnold signed AB 260 by Assemblyman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) that bans the practice as well as other shady mortgage schemes.

• Orange County’s own Orly Taitz got fined by a federal judge for her outlandish birther lawsuits.