Election Day Roundup: The Best of the Links

Still haven’t voted? Still undecided? Not sure where to cast your ballot or to register first? Just hungry for anything about the Big Day? We’ll point you to sources that can help feed the need and satisfy the cravings. Polls close at 8 p.m.


Coverage of Acting Mayor London Breed and the Death of Ed Lee

Board of Supervisors President London Breed becomes acting mayor of San Francisco after the death of Ed Lee. She is the city’s first female African-American chief executive, and the first woman in the job since Dianne Feinstein took over in 1978 after Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated in City Hall.

Six Chinese children who had recently arrived in New York City in 1964 with their teacher. The placards show their Chinese names, in ideographs and in transliteration, and the names to be entered in official school records. Library of Congress

Language Education Evolves in U.S., California

Key developments in American languages, from early U.S. history through the November 2016 passage of state Proposition 58, which ended English-only instruction in California. See How San Francisco Paved the Way for California to Embrace Bilingual Education for the overview, and other stories in this reporting project at

Staff protest outside regents' meeting at UCSF Mission Bay campus. Photo by Christi Morales/The Public Press

UC regents back furloughs and pay cuts; staff protest

More than 108,000 full-time University of California faculty and staff face extended unpaid furloughs and pay cuts under an emergency plan endorsed Wednesday by a Board of Regents’ committee. Senior managers would also see their salaries cut an additional 5 percent.

The plan passed, 11-1. The full board will vote Thursday.

If approved, the plan would take effect Sept. 1. UC faculty and staff would be required to take from 11 to 26 unpaid days by Sept. 1, 2010, which works out to a pay cut of 4 to 10 percent. Higher earners would take more furlough days and deeper pay cuts.