Beginning his fourth term as California’s Governor today, Jerry Brown touched on familiar issues — also making a big new commitment to renewable energy. His extended family crowded the balcony of the Assembly Chamber as he recalled seeing his father sworn in to the same office 56 years ago to the day. But Brown’s positions on potential controversies remain to be clarified.
Also, violent crime is down in Los Angeles, and the streets are safer. Are street gangs disappearing, or have they just gone underground?
Photo: Governor Brown takes the oath of office as Governor of California. (L-R) Governor Brown, First Lady Anne Gust Brown and Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. (Brad Alexander, Governor's Office of Emergency Services)