With the election just 20 days away, the emails are flooding in from the campaigns, some noteworthy enough to share. Today's tidbits:
* The Proposition 19 campaign reports that its Facebook page now has 200,000 fans of the initiative to legalize marijuana. By comparison, Meg Whitman has 155,000 and Jerry Brown has 88,000.
* The Proposition 21 campaign is launching a contest inviting people to produce "fun" videos to highlight their support for state parks, and the initiative that would establish an $18 vehicle license fee surcharge to support them. Winner gets a $5,000 prize. Information at the campaign website.
* Ventura County Democrats are hosting a fundraising Halloween party Oct. 30 at a Camarillo estate they describe as "spooky." Complete with costumes and rock-blues band.
* The insurance industry has contributed $1.1 million in recent days to the California Chamber of Commerce's PAC, which in turn is funding an independent expenditure campaign on behalf of Republican insurance commissioner candidate Mike Villines.