A: Our question came from MaryLou in Aptos. She's curious as to why some people refer to Attorney General Jerry Brown as Moonbeam.
The nickname dates back to his days as California Governor.
At the time, Jerry Brown proposed the establishment of a State Space Agency and the purchasing of a satellite that would be launched into orbit to provide emergency communications for California.
In 1978, a columnist from the Chicago Sun Times nicknamed Governor Brown, "Governor Moonbeam."
In 1992, almost 15 years later, the columnist had a change of heart, saying Brown was just as serious as any other politician.