Joe Mathews, who spoke at our Belote Lecture on Journalism in the Era of Fake News in January, does an annual “California Office Pool” on Fox & Hounds. He gives the background on it here, where you can also find the questions and his picks for what is now the 10th Fox & Hounds California Office Pool.

Joe says to “clip n’ save (or bookmark and save)” you picks, but I think it would be more fun to post my predictions here. That way if I get all of them right, no one can accuse me of changing my answers. I won’t repost Joe’s questions, you can go to his post on Fox & Hounds to see those, just my answers to them.  Feel free to leave your picks in the comments section below.

  1. 1 trip to California
  2. Donald Trump will still be President
  3. Gavin Newsom’s ambitious but rocky governorship
  4. Kamala Harris; B. Eric Garcetti; C. Tom Steyer; D. Eric Swalwell; and G. Michael Avenatti
  5. Huge new investment in early childhood education
  6. True, PG&E will file for bankruptcy in 2019.
  7. False, Uber will remain private.
  8. True, Apple will still be the biggest company to call California home
  9. Senator Kamala Harris will be in the top three in the Iowa polls and considered a major contender
  10. A Star is Born will win Best Picture (this is pure guesswork, I have a 1 ½ year child at home and have not gone out to see a movie since Lady Bird)
  11. 2-3
  12. status quo with high-speed rail
  13. Still stuck in court
  14. The L.A. Rams will win the Super Bowl (and Aaron Donald will win the MVP)
  15. False
  16. 2-9 lawsuits