Bright orange and black Deane Dana campaign signs have popped up on street corners, telephone poles and fences all over the South Bay.
But which Deane Dana? The signs don't say.
Nor do they tell you what he's running for--and for good reason.
There are two Deane Danas, each seeking a different office.
The signs, as well as a few billboards, were paid for by Los Angeles County Supervisor Deane Dana, who is up for reelection this year. His son, Deane Dana III, is running for the state Assembly this spring.
Deane Dana, the supervisor, is well known, but his son, an assistant director of the state Department of Aging in Sacramento, who has never run for office, is not. So the signs serve two purposes--reinforcing the supervisor's standing with the voters while boosting the Dana name identification, which can only help his son in what would presumably be a crowded Republican primary contest for the Assembly.