San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is finished tying up loose ends—putting the finishing touches on an America’s Cup deal; pushing city Chief Administrative Officer Ed Lee to the top of the list of possible interim mayors; and appointing an interim district attorney, erstwhile Police Chief George Gascón. Now he’s ready for the next chapter in his career, and has announced he’ll be sworn in at 1 p.m. today in Sacramento. If you’re a Newsom junkie, you can watch the proceedings live online at

A personal touch for the swearing-in: Newsom will take the oath of office from his father, William A. Newsom, former associate justice of the California Court of Appeal at San Francisco. After the ceremony, Newsom will hold an open house at his office in the state Capitol.


Dan Brekke

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