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Maya Angelou, RuPaul among California Hall of Fame class

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.

FILE - In this April 17, 2010 file photo, Ru Paul arrives at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. Ru Paul is among several inductees for the next class of the California Hall of Fame. Gov. Gavin Newsom and first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced the inductees on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP PhotoDan Steinberg, File)

The class will be inducted during a ceremony on Dec. 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.”

FILE - In this March 27, 2017 file photo, two-time World Cup soccer champion Brandi Chastain speaks during an induction ceremony for the National Soccer Hall of Fame in San Jose, Calif. Gov. Chastain is among several inductees for the next class of the California Hall of Fame. Gavin Newsom and first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced the inductees on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP PhotoMarcio Jose Sanchez, File)

FILE - In this July 25, 2018 file photo, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk arrives at the world premiere of "The Spy Who Dumped Me" in Los Angeles. Hawk is among several inductees for the next class of the California Hall of Fame. Gov. Gavin Newsom and first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced the inductees on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (Photo by Jordan StraussInvisionAP, File)