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SCV NEWS – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, along with the California Museum, announced the 10th class of inductees to the California Hall of Fame on Monday. The newest class of inspirational individuals will join 96 Californians previously inducted for exemplifying California’s spirit of innovation.


The 10th class of California Hall of Fame inductees comprises: acclaimed author Isabel Allende; film icon Harrison Ford; baseball legend Tony Gwynn; distinguished artist and social justice advocate Corita Kent; former U.S. Secretary of Defense and nuclear deterrence expert William J. Perry; groundbreaking journalist and former First Lady of California Maria Shriver; music business pioneer Russ Solomon and celebrated actor and activist George Takei.


“These individuals exemplify the unique and boundless creativity of California,” said Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. “Their work has enriched the lives of others and remains an inspiration to all Californians.”


Inductees, who will attend in person, and family members of posthumous inductees will receive the Spirit of California medal from the governor and First Lady in the official state ceremony on Wed., Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.at the California Museum, located at 1020 O Street in Sacramento. In addition to the ceremony, inductees will be commemorated with an exhibition of artifacts highlighting their lives and achievements, which opens to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Thurs., Dec. 1 at the California Museum.


“I’m deeply humbled and grateful to Governor Brown and Anne for inducting me into the Hall of Fame Class of 2016,” said inductee and former First Lady Maria Shriver. “When we created the Hall of Fame 10 years ago, I never dreamt I would be honored alongside so many people I’ve been awed by and admire. Like millions of others, I came to California to create my own life and fulfill my dreams. I hope that my course in life might inspire others, just as I’ve been inspired by California and those who have gone before me.”


“I am a proud second generation Californian, humbled to be honored by a state singular in its beauty, diversity and dynamism,” said inductee George Takei. “To be inducted to join the inspiring trail blazers in the arts, industry, academia, sports and political affairs is an honor beyond words. This is truly the Golden State.”


Inductees into the California Hall of Fame have made remarkable achievements in science, philanthropy, sports, business, entertainment, literature, technology, activism and politics.


“California is the land of dreamers and innovators, where anything is possible,” said Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California, the California Hall of Fame’s title sponsor. “This year’s inductees are diverse pioneers who embody the Golden State’s iconic lifestyle and culture of possibility, which inspires people from all over the world to visit.”


“The California Museum is honored to celebrate this 10th class of truly remarkable Californians,” said Richard Costigan III, Chair of the California Museum’s Board of Trustees. “We are also thankful to Visit California for their continued support of the California Hall of Fame, a celebration of the Golden State and those who achieve the California dream.”


Members of the public are invited to view the arrivals of inductees and ceremony attendees on Wed., Nov. 30from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in a public viewing area located in front of the Museum on the corner of 10th and O Streets. Immediately following the arrivals, a live webcast of the induction ceremony will be streamed on the Museum’s website at http://www.CaliforniaMuseum.org beginning at 7:00 p.m.


For more information, visit http://www.CaliforniaMuseum.org/California-Hall-Fame.


The title sponsor of the 10th annual California Hall of Fame is Visit California.

You’ll see things people wouldn’t believe… Now’s your chance to visit the set of Blade Runner 2049 in Budapest. You’ll meet Harrison Ford and have lunch with Ryan Gosling. You’ll even watch a scene being filmed. Don’t let these moments become lost in time…GO: http://bit.ly/Blade-Runner-Set-Visit

NERDREACTOR – It’s official. Blade Runner 2 is now Blade Runner 2049.


Although it’s not much, Warner Bros and Alcon Entertainment have released a behind-the-scenes picture of director Denis Villeneuve, producer Ridley Scott, and stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling chatting it up.



Story details are being kept under wraps but what we do know is that Blade Runner 2049 is set 30 years after the events of the original.


The film has an impressive cast that includes Harrison Ford (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Jared Leto (Suicide Squad), Robin Wright (Wonder Woman), Lennie James (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”), and Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy 2).


Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on October 6, 2017.


COMINGSOON.NETHarrison Ford and Ryan Gosling want you to win a trip to the Blade Runner 2 set


Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner sequel is now filming in Budapest and there’s a chance that you could experience it firsthand. Ryan Gosling is the host of a new Omaze video that features both he and Harrison Ford presenting a special message from the Blade Runner 2 set. As has been done in the past on productions like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek Beyond, Omaze has a new campaign designed to raise money for a trio of important organizations: The Enough Project, Imerman Angels and The Hummingbirds Foundation. In today’s video, Gosling focuses on The Enough Project but, if past Omaze campaigns are any indication, we’re likely to see additional videos focused on the other two.


Click Here to Visit the Official Blade Runner Omaze Campaign Site
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TRAVEL AOL UK – Harrison Ford invited a lucky teenage girl to fly with him in his DeHavilland Beaver on Thursday.


The Star Wars actor was at the AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 air show in Wisconsin when 16-year-old Jodie Gawthrop won a national content through the Young Eagles programme, which introduces children to flying.


Ford was the scheme’s chairman from 2004 to 2009.


Following the 15-minute flight, Ford told the Associated Press that he and Gawthrop talked shop in the air.


“It was really, really fun. We spent some time talking about the airplane and what I was doing and going through the checklists,” Ford said.


“Jodie actually asked me if celebrities use checklists. I said, ‘absolutely. They need them.'”


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JH NEWS AND GUIDE – Harrison Ford, longtime part-time Jackson Hole resident, supporter of causes and friend of Chewbaca, has been named the latest recipient of a prestigious conservation award.


The actor will receive the Murie Spirit of Conservation Award, given periodically by the Murie Center, the center announced last week.


The Murie Center, which became a program of Teton Science Schools last October, said Ford has narrated many environmental documentaries, including the film “Arctic Dance,” which told the life story of Mardy Murie and her husband, Olaus. The pioneering conservationists lived much of their lives in Jackson and at an inholding in Grand Teton National Park that is now the Murie Center headquarters.


“Arctic Dance” was produced by Jackson Hole filmmakers Bonnie Kreps and Charlie Craighead, with Ford narrating.


Ford “has been key to both amplifying the legacy of the Muries as well as bringing mainstream attention to important global conservation issues for more than 25 years,” Science Schools vice president of advancement Patrick Daley said in release.


Ford also serves as vice chairman of Conservation International.


Mardy Murie is often called the “grandmother of American conservation” and her husband did important work studying elk and coyotes. The two campaigned for the creation of the Arctic National Wildlilfe Refuge in the 1950s, and after Olaus’ death in 1963 Mardy continued an effort that led to a doubling of the refuge’s acreage and protection of more than 104 million acres of other Alaskan wild lands.


Mardy Murie received the presidential Medal of Freedom from President Clinton. She died in 2003 at age 101.


The Murie family also included two other important wildlife biologists, Adolph and Louise, who besides being husband and wife were Olaus’s half-brother and Mardy’s half-sister.


Previous recipients of the Murie Award have been Addie Donnan, one of the founders of the Murie Center; Drs. George Schaller and Robert Krear, field biologists and conservationists who traveled with the Muries on the 1956 Sheenjek Expedition that led to creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Gretchen Long, a founder of the Murie Center and now a board member of the National Park Advisory Board; Luther Propst, founder of the Sonoran Institute, a leader in sustainable water, land use and community development work; and Jackson Hole native John Turner, a former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and assistant secretary of state of oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs.


Since becoming part of Teton Science Schools the Murie Center has continued “to bring people together to inspire actions that preserve nature,” Daley said.


Teton Science Schools began in 1967 to offer outdoor education. Besides the Murie Center in Moose, the school has a 900-acre Jackson campus for its pre-K through 12th grade Journeys School and maintains a graduate program near Kelly in Grand Teton National Park.