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Two-year-old Dutch runs up on stage as father Gov. Gavin Newsom is giving inaugural speech in Sacramento.
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Two-year-old Dutch runs up on stage as father Gov. Gavin Newsom is giving inaugural speech in Sacramento.

Updated 2:30 p.m. Jan. 7.

Gavin Newsom was sworn in Monday as California’s 40th governor in downtown Sacramento. The celebration is the most extensive, star-studded and public for a California governor in two decades.

Here’s what you need to know about Monday’s swearing-in ceremony — and about Newsom, his emerging policies and his plans to move to Sacramento. (And a really cute moment during the inauguration speech, brought to you by Newsom’s 2-year-old son.)

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Newsom’s inauguration speech

Here’s what Gavin Newsom had to say in his inauguration speech. Full text of his remarks, as provided to the press before the ceremony.

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Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom and his family hosted a free family event at the California State Railroad Museum as a pre-inauguration celebration on Jan. 6, 2019. Newsom's inauguration will take place on Jan. 7.

Sunday’s celebrations

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How to watch Newsom’s inauguration

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Governor-elect Gavin Newsom takes questions from the press during his California Rises wildfire benefit concert on Jan. 6, 2019, the day before his inauguration.

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