STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the passing of Kevin Starr

“Kevin Starr was the teller of California’s story. As a writer, and as our state librarian emeritus, he committed his life to sharing priceless gifts with all of us — encyclopedic knowledge of this Golden State’s inimitable history, and visionary study of California’s influence on the American character. My thoughts are with all who loved him or were inspired by his peerless achievements. And I offer my hope that Angelenos and people throughout California will honor his legacy by taking a moment to appreciate the privilege and wonder of living in this incredible place that we call home.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti