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Brown Moves Into Renovated California Governor's Mansion

The historic governor's mansion in Sacramento is pictured in this undated photo.
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The historic governor's mansion in Sacramento is pictured in this undated photo.

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently spent his first nights in the historic and newly-renovated governor’s mansion just blocks from the state Capitol in Sacramento.

Brown, First Lady Anne Gust Brown and First Dogs Sutter and Colusa moved in after the governor returned from Paris late last week.

Brian Ferguson with the California Department of General Services said renovations began back in January.

“More than anything, fixing the electrical and installing the fire sprinklers was the most important part of the work that occurred — making sure it’s a safe place for the governor, his family, for visitors and ultimately for the public," Ferguson said.

The mansion was originally built in 1877 but Brown is the first governor to live there since 1967. The state paid for the renovations with $4.5 million from the sale of a previous governor’s mansion in suburban Sacramento.

Brown had been renting a nearby loft since he became governor in 2011.