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Gov. Newsom admits mistakes in California's 1st reopening

The Democratic governor says it's something “that we reflect upon all the time" as the nation's most populous state again embarks on a broad reopening.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference on the campus of the California State University of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. On Friday, March 12, 2021, California Newsom issued nine pardons, 10 medical reprieves, and one commutation. The actions mean Newsom has granted a total of 72 pardons, 79 commutations, and 20 medical reprieves since taking office in 2019. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is acknowledging mistakes in communicating with the public last year before the first loosening of coronavirus restrictions led to an early summer spike in cases. 

The Democratic governor says it's something “that we reflect upon all the time" as the nation's most populous state again embarks on a broad reopening.

Newsom spoke to the Associated Press on Thursday, the day before the one-year anniversary of his coronavirus stay-at-home order. He says he expects to soon expand the list of people eligible for vaccines and that he's right to call organizers of a recall effort against him partisan extremists.

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