Fronnie Lewis

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hollywood trade paper Daily Variety sold

The oldest of Hollywood’s trade papers, Daily Variety, has a new owner today. The 107-year-old Variety was very slow to move into the digital age. For that reason, and poor management, it has been struggling for years and bleeding a lot of red ink. In its glory days of the 1990s, when circulation and advertisement were robust, the publication took […]
Monday, October 8, 2012

Tournament of Roses Royal Court 2013 announced today

Seven happy young ladies found out today they’re going to be riding the queen’s float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day 2013. The winners were selected from a field, which began at around 900 Pasadena area hopefuls about a month ago. Today the judge’s decision of the seven princess was announced at Tournament House in Pasadena. […]
Sunday, October 7, 2012

Weather change: fall finally arrives

The leaves are falling, the temperature has dropped, and there’s a chance of drizzle tonight. Ah, finally it feels like fall. Today it will be sunny and mild in the Media City with a  high somewhere between 75 and 80 degrees. Low clouds and fog rolling in this evening with drizzle in the forecast for the late hours and tomorrow […]
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Body found in Burbank identified as airline pilot

Burbank police investigators now have the identity of the man whose body was found on the I-5 freeway off ramp at Scott Road in Burbank yesterday. This afternoon,  Burbank PIO, Sergeant Darin Ryburn ,sent out a news release identifying the victim as Lee Clifford Morris a 55-year-old Alaska Airlines pilot from Richland, Washington. Morris was reportedly “…on a scheduled layover […]
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Harris Poll: Where do Americans get their news?

Whether it’s a retro-set or a high-tech big screen model,  most Americans prefer getting their news from TV, according to a recent Harris Poll. The survey was taken between August 13-20, 2012 and released last week. Around 2,300 adults took part. Sixty-eight percent expressed an interest in keeping up with news events. The figures from that poll showed 50 per […]
Monday, October 1, 2012

Triple digit heat in Burbank

The  month of October kicked off with extreme heat in Burbank.  The Media City fried with triple digits — reaching a blistering 106 degrees today. At 5 p.m. this evening it was still 102!  The rest of the Southland is suffering from this heat wave as well. The dry, hot heat has increased the fire danger, too. A gradual cooling trend […]
Sunday, September 30, 2012

Heat wave returns to Burbank and Southland

A sizzling Sunday in the Southland and according to the forecast it’s just the first of some seriously hot days. The high is expected to reach at least 99 today in Burbank with triple digits predicted through Thursday here.   Yeah, the calendar says it’s fall — but apparently summer is still clinging to the Southland. Get out the sunglasses […]