Star Power Coming to Sacramento: Betty White, Serena Williams Among CA Hall of Fame Honorees

By the Editors

THIS JUST IN: Governor Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver have announced the 2010 inductees into the California Hall of Fame. Our faves include Betty White, Serena Williams, Merle Haggard and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder).

The full list includes: Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, film-maker James Cameron, Silicon Valley visionary investor John Doerr, father of modern banking A.P. Giannini, author and activist Anne Lamott, former Secretary of State George Shultz, historian Dr. Kevin Starr, businessman and philanthropist Levi Strauss, screen and music icon Barbra Streisand, and artist Wayne Thiebaud.

The event is in its fifth year, and it’ll be held at The California Museum on Tuesday, December 14, 2010. We’ll be there to bring you all the coverage, but if you’re in town, you should swing by and check out their red carpet (which is open to the public). Not uncommon to snag a picture or autograph with a living legend.

From the official press release:

“The California Hall of Fame is a great way to honor amazing Californians whose dedication, determination and courage have helped shape this state,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. “What they have accomplished reminds us all that we live in the greatest state, one of opportunity and prosperity. They make me proud to call California home, and proud that they are this year’s inductees.”

“I am so honored to be able to recognize this incredible roster of people who are not only an inspiration to me but to others across California and beyond,” said First Lady Maria Shriver. “They represent the diversity, innovation and creativity that overflows from our amazing state.”

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