Governor and First Partner to Induct New Class of Honorees at 13th Annual California Hall of Fame

Inductees RuPaul, Brandi Chastain, Tony Hawk, George Lopez & Wolfgang Puck scheduled to appear at the California Museum in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom will induct the 13th class of legendary Californians into the California Hall of Fame on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the California Museum, located at 1020 O Street in Sacramento. The California Hall of Fame celebrates Californians who embody the state’s spirit of innovation and achievement and have made their mark on history.

The California Hall of Fame 13th Class includes Dr. Maya Angelou, RuPaul Andre Charles, Brandi Chastain, Dr. France A. Cordova, Tony Hawk, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Reverend James M. Lawson, Jr., George Lopez, Wolfgang Puck and Helen M. Turley.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Media Check-in opens at 5:00 p.m. and red carpet arrivals will begin at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: California Museum, 1020 O Street (corner of 10th and O Streets), Sacramento, CA 95814

LIVESTREAM: California Museum Website and YouTube Channel commencing at 7:00 p.m. for the “Spirit of California” ceremony.

MEDIA CREDENTIALS: Members of the media interested in attending must RSVP to Brenna Hamilton at by Monday, December 9, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. to receive day-of media logistics and red carpet credentials.

Credentialed media are invited to cover the 13th Annual California Hall of Fame red carpet arrivals from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Coverage of the induction ceremony, which follows the red carpet from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., will be covered by a pool photographer and videographer.

To download the California Hall of Fame press kit including biographies, images and more, visit For more information on the California Hall of Fame program, visit


Brenna Hamilton, Communications & Marketing Director
California Museum

(916) 651-0934

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
(916) 445-4571