It’s a long ballot for the Nov. 8 election, so let’s dive right in. At the top of the page are many familiar names running for statewide offices. Here are my recommendations: Governor Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Controller Malia M. Cohen, Treasurer Fiona Ma, Attorney General Rob Bonta.

Sharp-eyed . . .