Senate chamber, August 6, 2018. Photo by Robbie Short for CALmatters

In summary

A new Leglslature arrives, Jerry Brown and Tom Steyer both move on water, California opioid deaths, Pasadena’s Al Lowe passes, and wildfire recovery.

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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.