Fronnie Lewis

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It’s official: Magic Johnson group buys Los Angeles Sparks

Los Angeles Sparks fans have plenty to cheer about today. At a Staples Center news conference in Downtown Los Angeles this morning, the official announcement of a deal for a local investment group led by former-NBA superstar, Magic Johnson, and a major owner of the Dodgers, Mark Walter, to buy the Los Angeles Sparks. The WNBA franchise got abruptly dumped […]
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CVS to stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products

The first national pharmacy chain announced today it will put the brakes on the sell of cigarettes and tobacco products. CVS has 7,600 stores nationwide — three of them here in Burbank. On October 1, 2014, CVS will no longer sell any tobacco products at any of its retail stores. “Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy […]
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Magic Johnson one of the new owners of the Los Angeles Sparks?

Since early last month, fans of the Los Angeles Sparks have been waiting, petitioning,  and praying for a Southland miracle to rescue the team from limbo. The WNBA team got blindsided when previous owner/former NBC executive, Paula Madison, and her family investment group, abruptly walked away from the team — tossing the ownership reins back to the league. Now NBA […]
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Super Bowl XLV111 redux: Record ratings, fab halftime, and Time Warner blackout make good

It was not the showdown many had hoped for, still it turned into the highest rated event  ever on American TV . The Seattle Seahawks ran all over the Denver Broncos in a one-sided game  — final score 43-8. However, 115 million viewers hung around to watch that blowout on Fox, according to the all  important Nielsen ratings yesterday. The […]
Sunday, February 2, 2014

WGA top screenplay awards go to “Her” and “Captain Phillips”

The Writers Guild of America has added to the Oscar drama with its awards for the best of 2013, handed out last night. The 66th Annual Writers Guild Awards were held at ceremonies on both coasts — here in Los Angeles and New York. The top winners were somewhat surprising. Best original feature screenplay went to Spike Jonze for “Her,” the […]
Saturday, February 1, 2014

National Freedom Day!

National Freedom Day!  On February 1, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed a resolution outlawing slavery. Later, the resolution was ratified by the states in December of 1865 and became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Let freedom ring.
Saturday, February 1, 2014

Check list: What you need to know about Super Bowl XLV111

It’s Super Bowl weekend! The mother of all big games is tomorrow and folks are getting ready for the showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. The kickoff will be around 3:25 p.m. PST on Fox. Also, there are those multi-million TV commercials, media, and other things that go right along with this huge money-making event. Super Bowl […]
Friday, January 31, 2014

Strong winds howling through Burbank

Strong cold winds are howling through Burbank right now. A wind advisory is in effect for Los Angeles County for 15-to-25 MPH winds with some gusts up to 50 MPH until tomorrow morning at  6.a.m. Burbank is definitely being wind-whipped this afternoon.  The temperature is dropping as well. The high today only in the low 60s — tonight, it will […]