November 3, 2010 - Democrat Jerry Brown regains the governship of California, a seat he first held in the 1970s.
On May 4, 2010 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a proposed statewide ban on smoking at state beaches and parks. At this time in was stated the veto will be short-lived. It’s only a matter of time until a new governor is elected and the anti-smoking legislation becomes law. Tobacco addicts know which way the secondhand smoke is blowing. Their days of lighting up in the open air are numbered. (California - governor vetoes propose ban on smoking at state beaches and parks..)
California - Attorney General election with 96.9% of precincts partially or fully reporting as of November 3, 2010, 7:39 a.m. Kamala D. Harris, the San Francisco District Attorney (Dem) had a slight lead (46.1%) over Steve Cooley (Rep), the Los Angeles County district attorney (45.6%). It was learned recently a group that includes Reynolds Tobacco and Altria providing funding to try and defeat Kamala Harris, candidate for attorney general..
References: Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer claim victories in California By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times, 11/3/2010; Attorney General - Statewide Results, sos.ca.gov (sos = secretary of state), 11/3/2010.