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After a weekend of rain, the Sacramento sky cleared up in time for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s inauguration yesterday. Nonetheless, planners were prepared for a rainy day if it had come and the event was held under a big tent spread across the West Steps. Plenty of calories were on offer to fuel-up prior to attending the high-energy event. Orange County Employee Assn. served free hot dogs over on the North Steps and closer to 10th and L was the Dutchman’s Stroopwafels cart, selling caramel-filled Dutch cookies. The celebration started with the upbeat performance of pop songs by Voices of Destiny, a musical group and choir from the Greater Zion Church Family in Compton. When US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi entered, the crowd cheered loudly and many stood. They later did the same for former Gov. Jerry Brown and Anne Gust Brown. Rev. Stephen Privett, president emeritus of the University of San Francisco, gave the invocation and read from the poem “On the Far Side of Revenge” by Seamus Heaney. Privett called on Newsom to lead with “courage, imagination and humility.” Newsom’s wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom also read from a poem, this one called “Let’s Gather in a Flourishing Way” by Juan Felipe Herrera that the poet composed in both Spanish and English. In his inaugural address Newsom sounded satisfied with what he’s inherited and confident in the direction he’ll lead the state. “For eight years, California has been built on a foundation of rock,” he said. “Our job now is to build our house upon it.” The star of the show was upstaged a bit, though, as his youngest son, 2-year-old Dutch, wandered onstage with blanket in hand to a smattering of applause. Dad picked him up and held him in his arms for a bit while continuing with the address until Dutch appeared to get bored and wanted to be put down. Dutch departed the stage to a louder applause then the one he received for his entrance, but the biggest applause of the day still went to the new governor. Contact: Gianna Miller, gianna@capitolmr.com