Selected items from the media, our in box and other LA Observed sources.
The polls close in LA County today at 8 p.m. and mail-in ballots need to be received by election officials today. You can drop them off at any polling place. But political survey have found that public interest has declined as the election approached.
What to Watch For as G.O.P. Expects Big Night at Polls. NYT Campaign Memo
Viewers guide to election night. Politico
High stakes, low turnout. KCRW/WWLA
Californian Republican Party has spent millions this election on independent spending campaigns in pivotal legislative races, a tactic that enabled the GOP to expand its influence this election. LAT
The most expensive political contest in California is for an office nobody’s heard of. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe/Doug Jeffe/Reuters
The editor of the Billings Gazette didn’t like that the Los Angeles Times used a passing backstage remark from a Montana House candidate. Romenesko
The fight over Santa Monica Airport. Which Way, LA?
5 widgets, websites and apps for Election Day. KPCC
The Democratic Party election night hotel appears to be the Westin Bonaventure downtown. They are concentrating in the Catalina Room.
LA Observed on KCRW: On Monday afternoon's segment, we talked about the lack of contradiction between high spending and expected low turnout in the mid-terms. Listen
The fugitive mayor of the Guerrero city of Iguala, accused of ordering an attack on 43 students missing and presumed dead, was captured early today in Mexico City along with his wife. LAT
Police arrested a suspect in a brutal assault of a male hiker in Griffith Park. LAT
Ex-state Sen. Roderick Wright was released due to jail overcrowding almost immediately after reporting to begin his 90-day sentence. LAT
Posters labeling Rep. Maxine Waters a "poverty pimp" appeared anonymously around her district, and some conservative websites seem to know something about it. LA Weekly
Paradise Cove in Malibu got a warning from the Coastal Commission about charging people for walk-in access to the beach. LAT
There's controversy in Studio City over Harvard-Westlake's plan for a parking structure. LAT
Vin Scully says he's OK with adding a younger protege to the Dodgers booth. LAT