New class of inductees to California Hall of Fame named
Central Valley Business Journal
Sept. 29, 2015
SACRAMENTO – Actor Robert Downey Jr, artist David Hockney and journalist and news anchor Lester Holt will highlight the ninth class of inductees to the California Hall of Fame. Others to be honored include cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, space pioneer Ellen Ochoa, country music icon Buck Owens and Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi.
The group will join 88 Californians previously inducted for exemplifying California’s spirit of innovation.
“These talented individuals with their unique set of accomplishments show the best of California,” said Gov. Jerry Brown as he announced the class Tuesday. “Their creativity and perseverance are a real inspiration.”
Members are inducted into the California Hall of Fame for remarkable achievements across a variety of California industries and areas of influence. They include standouts in science, philanthropy, sports, business, entertainment, literature, technology, activism and politics.
Inductees will be honored with a ceremony and commemorated with an exhibition of artifacts highlighting their lives and achievements.
The induction Ceremony will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the California Museum in Sacramento. The ceremony will be streamed live at CaliforniaMuseum.org.
The exhibit of inductees will open to the public at 10 on Thursday, Oct. 29 at the California Museum.