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Ramos measure to add Native American monument to Capitol Park where Serra statue once stood will go to governor

SACRAMENTO—California’s State Senate today approved placement of a monument honoring Sacramento-area tribes in Capitol Park at the former site of a sculpture commemorating Junipero Serra, controversial founder of the state’s mission system. The bill, AB 338, authored by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) was approved on a bipartisan vote of 28 to 2 and will next go to Gov. Gavin Newsom.