California Hall Of Fame Event Mixes Celebration, Activism

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Eight Californians known for their activism, artistry and historic achievements have been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. The Tuesday night celebration mixed glitz and glamor with some calls for political action on global issues. It was Gov. Jerry Brown’s last ceremony before he leaves office in January. Governor-elect Gavin Newsom has hinted he’s likely to put Brown in his first class of inductees next year. Musician Joan Baez opened her remarks with a poem about California’s destructive wildfires and called for more action to confront climate change. Scientist and mountaineer Arlene Blum criticized the chemical industry for manufacturing toxic products. Tuesday’s other inductees were actor Robert Redford, baseball legend Fernando Valenzuela, journalist Belva Davis, restaurateur Thomas Keller, former San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and political adviser Nancy McFadden.


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