Archive for August, 2012

My Trip

Was it the blockbuster trade that brought Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to the Dodgers from the Boston Red Sox this past Saturday that pushed me to the Stadium the following day? The answer is yes, and I made up my mind after Gonzalez, the cornerstone of the deal that will […]

Bonanza Trade

In what is one of the biggest trades ever, the Dodgers (69-59) picked up first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, outfielder Carl Crawford, who had Tommy John surgery and will not see action until 2013, pitcher Josh Beckett and infielder Nick Punto from the Boston Red Sox last Saturday, and will absorb $260 million in salary. On […]

Getting Married? Plan the Wedding of Your Dreams at Bridal Showplace

Getting Married? Plan the Wedding of Your Dreams at Bridal Showplace

Brides and grooms-to-be and their families will find everything they need to make their dream wedding a reality at Bridal Showplace Bridal Show, Sept. 9, at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel located at 2500 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank, 11 a.m.—4 p.m. Produced by Show-Case Productions, the event will be offering three luxurious honeymoons among […]

Week 08-29-12

TOM LABONGE NEWS Save the Date: California’s 162nd Birthday Come celebrate the 162nd anniversary of California’s admission into the Union. Campo de Cahuenga 3919 Lankershim Blvd. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 p.m. Volunteer at Fern Dell Council District Four invites you to volunteer to clean up the Fern Dell entrance to Griffith Park. These cleanups are […]

This Fall, Dancing with the Stars Enters Its 15th Season on ABC and Hopes to Waltz down the Emmy Aisle

This Fall, Dancing with the Stars Enters Its 15th Season on ABC and Hopes to Waltz down the Emmy Aisle

Each season, a beautiful new frame is put on the celebrity-competition masterpiece that is known as Dancing with the Stars. According to executive producer Conrad Green, the DWTS showrunner from the beginning, each season gets a fresh look “although we want to keep ninety-percent of the show continuous, because the core of the ballroom dance […]

Why Is the Whole Wide World in San Diego? Part II

Why Is the Whole Wide World in San Diego? Part II

By Lorenzo Marchessi Comic-Con … the name conjures up images of the “Super Geek”! Each year is no exception. Why do so many people come from all over the world – year after year? Here is only a handful of the 10,000 reasons why: The Panels: Probably the number ONE reason for attending. You get […]

In Memoriam: 2012 a Banner Year for Celebrity Passings

In Memoriam: 2012 a Banner Year for Celebrity Passings

By Jon Konjoyan Singer and actor Tony Martin passed away last month at the age of 98 of natural causes. Born in San Francisco, and married to performer Cyd Charisse for 60 years, Martin is the latest celebrity death. It’s only August, but the number of notable losses so far this year is staggering. Here’s […]

It Depends on What the Meaning of the Word “Ideology” Is

The day after Governor Romney selected Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, David Axelrod, senior adviser to the Obama campaign, said, “There’s no doubt that I think the appointment … has thrilled the base of the Republican party — the Tea Party Republicans, the social conservatives because Congressman Ryan is a certifiable right-wing ideologue.” […]

Hollywood Mission: Possible (ICRS Orlando)

Hollywood Mission: Possible (ICRS Orlando)

Recently I attended the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) in Orlando, Florida. As an author, I was there on book business as well as scouting for other authors who have interesting stories. There were many wonderful new books this year written by exceptionally colorful authors, however, I have chosen three to bring to your attention, […]

Ask the Expert

Hello Robert, I just finished reading your column and it reminded me of a project of mine. I don’t know if you have been asked this before but we have slatted patio cover that extends out 9 feet and is 9 feet wide. We were thinking about putting some plywood down and use it as […]