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California, western U.S. state, stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. Its terrain includes cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farmland and the Mojave Desert.
Samuel Pack Elliott, Actor
August 9, 1944
born Sacramento, California
Miss Peaches The Matriarch of R&B
BornJanuary 25, 1938 Los Angeles, DiedJanuary 20, 2012 Riverside,
Singer: Blues R&B soul gospel
Steven Paul Jobs was an American entrepreneur and business magnate. He was the chairman, chief executive officer, and a co-founder of Apple Inc.,
Born: February 24, 1955, San Francisco, CA
Died: October 5, 2011, Palo Alto, CA
Anthony McLeod Kennedy
Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Born July 23, 1936 is the Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. President Ronald Reagan nominated Kennedy to the Supreme Court in 1987, and Kennedy was sworn in on February 18, 1988. Since the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor in 2006, he has been the swing vote on many of the Roberts Court's 5–4 decisions.
California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively.
Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County; its largest county by area, San Bernardino County; and its fifth most densely populated county, San Francisco.
California Week for the Animals
Leon E. Panetta
Born June 28, 1938 Monterrey
American politician who has honorably served in several different public office positions, such as Secretary of Defense, Director of the CIA, White House Chief of Staff, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and as a U.S. Representative from California. Pictured with his dog, Bravo.
Born February 27, 1902 Salinas, California, U.S.
DiedDecember 20, 1968 (aged 66) New York City, U.S. OccupationNovelist, short story writer, war correspondent.Notable works-- Of Mice and Men (1937)The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
East of Eden (1952)
United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia
August 23, 1989 – July 12, 1992
BornApril 23, 1928
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
DiedFebruary 10, 2014 (aged 85)
Woodside, California, U.S.
As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the USA.
Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown Jr.
Born April 7, 1938 San Francisco
American politician, author and lawyer serving as the 39th and current Governor of California since 2011, previously holding the position from 1975 to 1983, making him the state's longest-serving Governor.
As a consequence of the 28-year gap between his second and third terms, Brown is both the oldest and sixth-youngest California Governor.
BornNovember 5, 1952
La Mesa, California
William Theodore Walton III (born November 5, 1952) is an American retired basketball player and television sportscaster. Walton became known playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early 1970s, winning three successive College Player of the Year Awards, while leading the Bruins to two national titles. He then went on to have a prominent career in the NBA where he was a league Most Valuable Player (MVP) and won two NBA championships.
Peggy Gail Fleming (born July 27, 1948) is an American former figure skater. She is the 1968 Olympic Champion in Ladies' singles and a three-time World Champion (1966–1968).Born in San Jose, CA.
"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." ~Steinbeck
Drew Blythe Barrymore
(born February 22, 1975) is an American actress, author, director, model, and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore.
She made her breakout role as a child actress in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
BornAugust 14, 1941 (age 76) Los Angeles, California
American singer-songwriter and guitarist. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Governor of California (1967–1975),
Former actor, governor and 40th President of the United States
Ansel Easton Adams
(February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books, and the internet.
James Oliver Cromwell is an American actor. Some of his more notable films include Babe, Star Trek: First Contact, L.A. Confidential, The Green Mile, Space Cowboys, The Sum of All Fears, I, Robot, The ... Wikipedia
Born: January 27, 1940 (age 78 years), Los Angeles, CA
January 12, 1876, San Francisco,
Above: Jack and Charmian London 6 days before London's death on November 22, 1916, Glen Ellen, CA
Octavia E. Butler
Octavia Estelle Butler was an African American science fiction writer. A multiple recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, in 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship
Born: June 22, 1947, Pasadena, CA
Died: February 24, 2006, Lake Forest Park, WA
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” –