Barack Obama (left) and Buffy Wicks are shown in this composite photo.
Buffy Wicks was an early employee of Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign. | Composite photo: Pete Souza/Buffy Wicks' Twitter

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Gov. Jerry Brown warned that the high cost of liability for wildfires could be the end of private utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric.

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Dan Morain joined CalMatters in March 2018. He is the former editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee. Morain also spent 27 years at The Los Angeles Times, and has covered the Capitol since 1992.