New class of California Hall of Fame inductees honored
By David Caraccio
The Sacramento Bee
October 2, 2014
Crowds lined the sidewalks outside Sacramento’s California Museum Wednesday evening to see this year’s California Hall of Fame inductees walk the red carpet prior to the award ceremony which took place inside the museum.
Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and rap icon Dr. Dre are among the eighth class of inductees to the Hall, an exhibit at the California Museum that celebrates “legendary people who embody California’s innovative spirit.” Beloved literary figure Joan Didion, music mogul Jimmy Iovine, civil rights advocate Charlotta Bass,environmental scientist Stephen Schneider. community organizer Fred Ross Sr, and social entrepreneurship pioneer Mimi Silbert round out this year’s honorees.