A big day for Bay Area baseball, Proposition 32 and campaign finance reform, a book on American Muslim women who share their experiences of love and sexuality, a jazz perspective on Archie Shepp, and local musician Ty Segall.
Proposition 32 is one the most controversial and polarizing measures on California's ballot. Conservatives support it. Unions are fiercely against it.
The proposition is designed to prohibit contributions made by unions and corporations directly to political candidates. It will also stop unions and corporations from automatically deducting money from employees’ paychecks to pay for political activities.
The San Francisco Giants, today, won a dramatic, do-or-die playoff game against the Cincinnati Reds. MVP candidate Buster Posey hit a grand slam in the 6 to 4 victory. The Giants won three straight elimination games on the road, and now move on to the penultimate playoff series, beginning Sunday night, October 14th. In Oakland, meanwhile, in just about an hour-and-a-half, the A's have their own must-win game against the Detroit Tigers. All the excitement has San Francisco Chronicle reporter Scott Ostler thinking this is not just one of the best days in Bay Area baseball history.