Tis the Season!
TEXT BY LILlY FUENTES-JOY
In Sacramento this week, tradition ruled with the 80th annual Capitol
Christmas Tree Lighting and the California Hall of Fame induction ceremony honoring California notables. Crowds gathered in the cold to see 6-year-old Mikayla Jones of Visalia assist Gov. Brown, his wife Anne Gust Brown and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
light the Capitol Christmas Tree. There were musical performances by the California Army National Guard, the governor’s own Bel Tempo Ringers, the Oakland School
for the Arts, and many more.
A star-studded red carpet was rolled out for the California Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. The honorees hailed from various fields including music, writing, science, sports and acting. Photographer Tia Gemmel captured some of the finest moments from the event