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Jerry Brown to Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I’ll call you'

January 3, 2011 |  2:22 pm

After his inauguration, Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, entertained several dozen friends and family at a private reception in the governor's office.

Brown posed for photographs and chatted with his predecessors, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis, while supporters gathered around conference tables lined with pineapple, pepperoni and mushroom pizza. Former First Lady Maria Shriver also attended and posed for pictures.

Although the party was supposed to be for friends and family, security was lax. No guard was posted outside. Curious tourists, making their way around the Capitol, ducked in to greet the new governor and shake his hand.

"Who are you," Brown asked one woman, who identified herself as a state worker to The Times but declined to give her name.

"He thought I was somebody from his entourage," she told The Times. "He said, 'You act like you know what you're doing.' "

Brown posed for several photos, sandwiched between Davis and Schwarzenegger. On leaving the reception, Schwarzenegger shook Brown's hand. Brown responded, "I'll call you."

-- Michael J. Mishak in Sacramento

Photos: Jerry Brown inaugurated as California governor