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Morning Scoop: Expensive election day, Poizner’s pitch, battle scars


Good morning from the City Desk, where Monday seems to have arrived too swiftly. Some California stories from today's Los Angeles Times to zoom the start of the workweek along:

Battle scars: Peter Sinclair returned from Iraq, broken in mind and body. Reentry proved too difficult.

Profit from nonprofit: Edward and Marcia Dawson made $7 million over the last five years – running a nonprofit sustained by taxpayer dollars.

Supply side: Sacramento columnist George Skelton takes a look at Steve Poizner's pitch to be the next governor, which starts with lower taxes.

Parkland present: The Irvine Co.'s plan to donate 20,000 acres of open space to Orange County has some unlikely opponents – environmentalists. Among their worries: how it will be maintained.

Bonds and taxes: Many cities and school districts across Southern California will be asking voters Tuesday to agree to open their wallets.

We'll bring you more news as we get it. See anything you think we should be covering? Send me a note at nita.lelyveld@latimes.com.

-- Nita Lelyveld

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