White House cufflinks, a hands-free phone and goodies for his his dog, Sutter, were among gifts reported by Gov. Jerry Brown in financial disclosure statements released Saturday.
Brown reported receiving 25 gifts last year, valued at more than $2,500. The most expensive totaled $259 by Samsung for Brown to attend a dinner event, and $250 by Newsweek for a ticket to the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave Brown a $150 ticket for a Los Angeles Lakers game. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein gave him an $84 box of candy, and BlueAnt provided the hands-free phone valued at $100, records show.
Other gifts included a $185 bottle of tequila from the governor of Nuevo Leon in Mexico; White House cufflinks worth $58 from John De Luca of San Francisco; and a combined $158 gift from Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland, that included unspecified items for the "First Dog" and a bottle of whiskey, the latter presumably not for Sutter.
Separately, Brown reported that the California State Protocol Foundation - a business-backed nonprofit group - bankrolled travel totaling more than $3,700, for one-way airfare for him to attend the U.S.-China Summit and for various flights to Washington D.C.
Brown reported that he or his wife, Anne Gust Brown, received income from three non-political sources last year -- more than $100,000 from Jack in the Box, for which his wife is a former board member; less than $10,000 from a business venture, Round Two Investment Partners, Beverly Hills; and less than $1,000 from another investment company, Clydesdale Partners, San Francisco.
The Democratic governor reported seven other investment interests, with fair market values listed as ranging from $10,000 to more than $1 million, the latter for Jack in the Box stock owned by his wife. He reported interests in two real estate properties, one in San Rafael, the other in Oakland.