Volunteer Bharat Parekh, of San Ramon, picks oranges from trees at a residence in Concord, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. This was all part of Urban Farmers who sign up volunteers to harvest fruit trees from private residences for distribution to food banks. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)
China's tariffs have hit apple, cherry and grape “guys right between the eyes,” says Joel Nelsen of California Citrus Mutual, a growers' advocacy group. Photo by Dan Honda,Bay Area News Group

In summary

Resisting trade turmoil, traveling with Newsom, paying for Coastal Commissioners, dodging vaccinations, thinking small on housing, dealing with disasters.

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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.