Governor Jerry Brown's retirement home outside Williams, California, December 17, 2018. Photo by Max Whittaker for CALmatters

In summary

A new California justice is sworn in, new crime data is inconclusive, electric car sales rise, water tables fall and Colusa County makes way for Jerry Brown

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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.