In his inauguration speech earlier this week, Gov. Jerry Brown talked about his ancestors, who toughed it out on the frontier
as they migrated to California. In the 1960s, the Brown family was still roughing it, but as enthusiastic
campers who wanted to see the natural wonders of the Golden State. During his administration, Gov. Edmund “Pat” Brown took annual
treks into the California wilderness with his son and future governor Edmund “Jerry” Brown, Jr., (pictured at left) and several
state officials including Donald P. Loker, one of the longest serving supporters of California State College, Dominguez Hills
and later, California State University, Dominguez Hills.