December 31 Open Thread

Have a great, and safe, new year. Here are some links:

*  The Riverside Press notes that few statewide candidates come from the Inland Empire.

*  The federal court ruling that allowed the Prop 8 supporters withhold campign strategy documents was upheld.

*  Elected leaders from Costa Mesa are meeting with Gov. Schwarzenegger to discuss the proposed sale of the OC fairgrounds.

*  Mixed news for the transport sector in California: Good news at the Port of Oakland.  On the other hand, the port truckers and some trucking firms are having a rough time due to the slowdown in consumption.