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Jerry Brown on election night.JPGGov.-elect Jerry Brown has executed his first flip-flop just hours after winning an historic third term as governor, by saying in a morning news conference that he would not move to Sacramento but would stay in his Oakland hills home.

"I will live in Oakland, but given the fact I said I'm going to be working virtually nonstop on the budget, I'm going to have to find some place to sleep in Sacramento," Brown said. "I'll find a place."

He also said he wouldn't sell his five-level, $1.8 million Oakland home "until it attains its original value. And that's going to take a lot of work on my part."

Brown the candidate told The Bee's editorial board in September that he would move to the capital.

"I'm keeping my house there (in Oakland), but I will have a house here, " Brown said then. "I will move in here. There's plenty of nice places downtown."

No word on whether he will flop at the N Street apartment at which he famously placed his mattress on the floor during his earlier tenure as governor.

Photo: Jerry Brown delivers his victory speech on Nov. 2, 2010, in Oakland after winning the governor's race. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee)



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