Democrat Gavin Newsom vowed while running for governor to tackle many of California’s biggest problems, from health care to homelessness to wildfires. We’re watching his efforts to keep his campaign promises.

Alexei Koseff covers California politics and government for The Bee. He has written about international recruiting by the University of California, sexual harassment at the Capitol and a ride service for state senators too drunk to drive. Alexei speaks fluent Spanish.