Fronnie Lewis

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Will “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” spark a movie trend for women?

  Oscar-winner, Jennifer Lawrence, is getting a lot of attention for her upcoming leading role in the “Hunger Games” sequel “Catching Fire.” Not a lot of big films out this year being carried by females. This past summer, Sandra Bullock was the lead in two notables: “Gravity” and “The Heat” with Melissa McCarthy. Women go the movies just as much […]
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Burbank Police Department issue warning about new phone scam

‘Tis the season for a new scam to be making the rounds. The Burbank Police Department is sending out a warning about imposters who phone residents, pretending to be law enforcement officials, and then proceed to rip off money from the victims. Apparently it has happened several times in surrounding communities. It’s called the Moneypak Scam and this is how it […]
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Big turkey giveaway at Dodger Stadium today

  A big turkey giveaway at Dodger Stadium today. Turkeys, fixings and reusable canvas bags will be handed out to “… 2,100 pre-selected not for profit community organizations who will in turn distribute them to families in need,” according to a news release from the Dodger organization. Dodger  alumni “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Bobby Castillo, Matt Luke and Al Downing will be there […]
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Rain showers off and on in Burbank today

  A  wet Thursday in the Media City. Scattered showers under cloudy skies are in the forecast through tonight and into tomorrow. I was out in B-town a short while ago, walking in a light rain that was heavy at times. Highs in the upper 60s today and low 50s tonight.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rain or shine, Burbank ice rink opening ceremony is a go

  Downtown Burbank’s first ice skating rink is set to open with a ribbon cutting ceremony, entertainment, and, of course, ice skating tomorrow. Despite storm clouds rolling into the Southland, I’m told,  the festivities will go on “as planned.” Downtown Burbank merchants are behind this special holiday event, which they hope will  give a boost to the local economy by […]
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Super successful Hollywood writer/producer to tell her story

  The ABC TV political drama, “Scandal” is a top rated political drama created by prolific Hollywood writer/producer, Shonda Rhimes. She’s the creative wiz behind the popular medical dramas “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice.” Now, Rhimes is getting a chance to write about herself in a book deal with Simon & Schuster, according to The Wrap. The book reportedly will be […]
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Funeral services set for the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Preparation are underway for the funeral of Joseph Gatto, the father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto. The assemblyman’s office announced the services will be this coming Monday, November 25, 10 a.m. at Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church ,2060 North Vermont Avenue, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. A private reception and graveside burial will follow the funeral mass, according […]
Sunday, November 17, 2013

My Take: The unfriendly skies

After my scary flight on American Airlines last week, the friendly skies do not look so, ah, friendly. Turns out passengers on another commercial jetliner, a Southwest Airlines flight from Tampa, Florida to Raleigh, North Carolina, got an even worse fright from their pilot. Last Tuesday evening,  the Southwest pilot announced over the PA system: “We’re going down.” And the plane […]
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Mega Millions jackpot hits $165 million — how high will it go?

  Jackpot winners have been hard to come by for the Mega Millions lottery game lately. So the game’s money pot has continued to grow and now stands at $165 million! When a jackpot blows up to that size — lottery fever frequently breaks out. The lines of ticket buying dreamers gets longer and more dollars get pumped into the […]