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The Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, along with The California Museum, recently announced the latest inductees to the California Hall of Fame. Now in its seventh year, the California Hall of Fame honors individuals who exemplify California’s spirit of innovation.

The 7th class of California Hall of Fame inductees are:

  • Scientist Gregory Bateson
  • Film legend Warren Beatty
  • Visionary designers Charles and Ray Eames
  • Labor activist Dolores Huerta
  • Celebrated Native Californian Ishi
  • Football hero Joe Montana
  • Motion picture innovators the Warner brothers

All living inductees and the family of posthumous inductees are scheduled to receive a “Spirit of California” medal from the Governor and First Lady in the official state ceremony on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 7-8pm at The California Museum, located at 1020 O Street in Sacramento.

Members of the public are invited to view the arrivals of the inductees and ceremony attendees on Wednesday, March 20 from 5-7pm in a public viewing area located at the corner of 10th and O Streets in front of the Museum. The induction ceremony will be broadcast in an hour long program on PBS stations across the state and viewable on the screening room of the Museum’s web site at in the summer of 2013, on a date to be determined.

Inductees into the California Hall of Fame have made remarkable achievements across a variety of California industries and areas of influence including science, philanthropy, sports, business,
entertainment, literature, technology, activism and politics. In addition to the ceremony, the new class of inductees will also be commemorated with an exhibit of personal artifacts highlighting their
lives and achievements, which opens to the public at 10am on Thursday, March 21 at The California Museum.

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