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    Francis Ford Coppola on set of “Youth Without Youth.”


    Norma Torres, D-Pomona, Pomona mayor.

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  • At the Capitol

    One in four California women is living in poverty, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures cited by the Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality. The panel was created earlier this year to examine policy opportunities to promote gender equity, and it holds its second informational hearing Tuesday. The hearing, scheduled for 4 p.m. in Room 2040 of the Capitol, will be headlined by Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice lobby organization NETWORK.

    – Alexei Koseff

The Buzz: Activists, artists, athlete join California Hall of Fame

Published: Monday, Jun. 16, 2014 - 9:44 pm

Activists, artists, athlete

join California Hall of Fame

The eighth class of inductees to the California Hall of Fame includes a basketball legend, a literary icon, a celebrated filmmaker and a civil rights heroine, officials announced Monday.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joan Didion, Francis Ford Coppola and Charlotta Bass are among those celebrated for exemplifying the state’s spirit of innovation.

The class also includes community organizer Fred Ross Sr., environmental scientist Stephen Schneider and social-activism innovator Mimi Silbert, according to the announcement from Gov. Jerry Brown, first lady Anne Gust Brown and The California Museum.

“These talented pioneers represent the very best of California,” Brown said in the statement. “Their determination, intelligence and creativity continue to inspire us.”

Previous inductees include actor Jack Nicholson, labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, photographer Dorothea Lange and chef Alice Waters.

Inductees or their families will receive a Spirit of California medal from the Browns at a ceremony planned for Oct. 1.

– Christopher Cadelago

Worth repeating

“It’s still 9 o’clock, so you still have a couple hours to go to a baseball game or, you know, whatever it may be.”

Sen. Norma Torres, Pomona Democrat, to fathers at the close of a Father’s Day Senate session.

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