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Hey, lieutenant governor may not be the most exciting job in the world. But John Garamendi’s job got a little interesting earlier this month while he was set to meet with students at Humboldt State. Garamendi has been making his way to all UC and CSU campuses on a “listening tour” to talk to university students (and 2010 gubernatorial voters) about what’s on their mind. But before Garamendi’s meeting, a device was spotted that campus authorities feared might be a pipe bomb. The meeting was relocated, and the device, as it turns out, was not in fact a bomb. University officials said there was a similar incident just weeks before Garamendi’s visit, and the lite guv was not believed to be any sort of target…Meanwhile, the reign of Dr. Frankenstein is over. The California Medical Association named a new president at their annual meeting last week. Dr. Dev GnanaDev, chief of surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, takes over for Frankenstein, who served as the association’s president for the last year. If Jerry Brown runs for governor, who would run for the powerful job of attorney general? LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has ran in the past, but has enough political baggage now to need a skycap. San Francisco DA Kamala Harris is a likely candidate for the gig. But we also hear that Assemblyman Pedro Nava may be interested in the job. Riverside DA Rod Pacheco is among the Republican contenders said to be looking at the post.

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