‘Peanuts’ Turns 65; Charles M. Schulz Named in California Hall of Fame
By Tamara Palmer, NBC News Bay Area
Sept. 30, 2015
As the late Charles M. Schulz’s legendary “Peanuts” comic turns 65-years-old on Friday, there is a flurry of interest in Snoopy and the gang as well as the man friends and family affectionately called “Sparky” in his adopted home of the Bay Area and beyond.
Schulz will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the California Museum in Sacramento on Oct. 28, with an exhibit featuring Schulz and other inductees opening on Oct. 29, according to Sacramento Bee.
The U.S. Post Office’s new ’Forever’ stamps featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang will be dedicated in a free ceremony at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa on Oct. 1 and are currently available for online purchase.
There’s still time for Californians to apply for a Snoopy license plate. Less than 1,500 more plates need to be pre-sold before January 2016 in order for them to go into production. The cost: $50 for a Snoopy plate with a standard license number or $98 for a custom Snoopy plate.
The Press Democrat reported that all Sonoma County residents are eligible for free Peanuts library cards that feature Snoopy and Charlie Brown.
And Hollywood is in on the action, too: “The Peanuts Movie” hits theaters nationwide in 3D on Nov. 6.