Gov. Jerry Brown is accompanied by his wife, Anne Gust Brown, as they pay a visit to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom after both politicians were sworn in to office on Jan. 10, 2011. Newsom hopes to succeed Brown as governor.
Gov. Jerry Brown is accompanied by his wife, Anne Gust Brown, as they pay a visit to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom after both politicians were sworn in to office on Jan. 10, 2011. Newsom hopes to succeed Brown as governor. Hector Amezcua Sacramento Bee file
Gov. Jerry Brown is accompanied by his wife, Anne Gust Brown, as they pay a visit to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom after both politicians were sworn in to office on Jan. 10, 2011. Newsom hopes to succeed Brown as governor. Hector Amezcua Sacramento Bee file
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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.