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Tony Hawk, Maya Angelou And RuPaul Among California Hall Of Fame 2019 Inductees

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Author Maya Angelou and performer RuPaul are among the inductees for the next class of California Hall of Fame.

Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced the inductees on Wednesday.

The class includes soccer player and two-time World Cup champion Brandi Chastain, skateboarder and entrepreneur Tony Hawk, actor and comedian George Lopez, chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck, astrophysicist France A. Córdova, author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, civil rights leader James M. Lawson Jr. and winemaker Helen M. Turley.

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Maya Angelou (Photo by Jeff Janowski/Getty Images)
Brandi Chastain (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)
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France Cordova (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Tony Hawk (Photo by JB Lacroix/Getty Images)
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
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Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
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George Lopez (Photo by Trisha Leeper/Getty Images)
RuPaul (Photo by JB Lacroix/Getty Images)
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Wolfgang Puck (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
Helen Turley

The class will be inducted during a ceremony on December 10, though Angelou died in 2014.

The California Hall of Fame started in 2006 and inductees are selected each year by the governor and first partner.

Newsom is a Democrat and says the inductees "embody California's innovative spirit."

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press.

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