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.

Newsom Ready to Take Lieutenant Gov’s Oath 10 October,2014Dan Brekke


Dan Brekke

Dan Brekke is a blogger, reporter and editor for KQED News, responsible for online breaking news coverage of topics ranging from California water issues to the Bay Area’s transportation challenges. In a newsroom career that began in Chicago in 1972, Dan has worked as a city and foreign/national editor for The San Francisco Examiner, editor at Wired News, deputy editor at Wired magazine, managing editor at TechTV as well as for several Web startups.

Since joining KQED in 2007, Dan has reported, edited and produced both radio and online features and breaking news pieces. He has shared in two Society of Professional Journalists Norcal Excellence in Journalism awards — for his 2012 reporting on a KQED Science series on water and power in California, and in 2014, for KQED’s comprehensive reporting on the south Napa earthquake.

In addition to his 44 years of on-the-job education, Dan is a lifelong student of history and is still pursuing an undergraduate degree.

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