Confronting a gargantuan budget deficit, Governor-elect Jerry Brown just made his first appointments before heading into office in January. "Brown today announced his first two appointments, retaining Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's finance director, Ana Matosantos, and naming a former appointee secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency," reports Sacto Bee. "Diana Dooley, president of the California Children's Hospital Association, was Brown's legislative secretary and special assistant when he was first governor." [Sacto Bee]