It seems to happen every year. Here is 2017's haul of lost and found items...
From the artist, Gargoyale:
His name is Sunny the Sea Lion. Being that the first time people think of for California is the beaches, it only feels right that the animal to represent our socalness would be something aquatic. It was between a California Sea Lion and an Otter. I decided to go with Sea Lion because they're not as popular, and maybe a bit more unique to SoCal (I see them a lot more than I do otters) so yeah, a little more unique I think :)
Gave him some dark hair--perhaps he's of hispanic decent--which is a good chunk of californians! And he'll likely be some nice darker/tanner browns since obviously we californians have nice tans from being in the sweet sun all day XD (ok not really but still) He's a lil chubby! Because why not, and I think it'll help contrast our female mascot to have a lil tubbiness on the dude, and plus those squishy neck rolls will be SO fun.
I imagine he enjoys bodyboarding (surfings a bit /to/ sterotypical to me. So why not boogieboarding) Oh! And the orange necklace is for Orange County :)
He's a big dork <3