Insult comic Don Rickles dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles died Thursday, April 6th of kidney failure at his Beverly Hills home with wife Barbara by his side.
Rickles rose to fame in the ‘60s with TV appearances on The Tonight Show and The Dean Martin Show and started performing in Las Vegas in the ‘80s. He starred in his own TV show, The Don Rickles Show on ABC and played the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies.
6th grader wins L.A. County spelling bee
June Musurlian, a sixth grader from Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Glendale has won the L.A. County Elementary Spelling Bee, allowing her to compete in the State Elementary Spelling Bee Championship on May 13th.
She beat out 27 fellow school district and charter school champions by spelling antecedence, and then coincidental, at the Almansor Conference Center in Alhambra recently, according to City News Service.
Dodgers unveil Jackie Robinson statue on April 15
The Dodgers will dedicate a statue to number 42, Jackie Robinson, at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, April 15th. The day also marks the 70th anniversary of Robinson’s major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African-American to break baseball’s “color barrier.”
The statue is approximately nine to 10 feet tall. “Jackie Robinson Day” is observed every April 15th, when uniformed players and coaches on every MLB team wear the number 42. Robinson’s jersey number is now permanently retired.
A bad sign?
An official-looking “Sanctuary City” sign was posted last Tuesday under the Malibu city limit sign on PCH. The sign, which features city and county seals, read “Cheap nannies and gardeners make Malibu great! (Boyle Heights not so much),” the Huffington Post reported.
According to HuffPost, “City leaders told CBS Los Angeles that the sign was a ‘prank’ and was not put up by the city. The sign was promptly taken down after a state park employee alerted officials on Tuesday night.
The sign appears to mock Malibu’s recent decision to become a sanctuary city, which means local authorities would limit their cooperation with federal authorities looking to detain undocumented immigrants.”
Atomic Pilates and Fitness re-opens with renovated space and additional classes
In its newly renovated space, Atomic Pilates and Fitness provides the largest variety of classes in North Hollywood including Pilates, Bodhi Suspension Training, Sports Fitness and a specialized Golf Fitness program.
Any one of APF’s highly skilled certified team can help you achieve your fitness goals, improve your core, posture, flexibility and endurance with a workout that is safe, effective and empowering. The studio is located at 4655 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.
For more information visit AtomicPilates.com or call (818) 985-2866.
‘Martinis at the Smoke House’ screens April 20 at FirstGlance Film Fest
Shot entirely at The Smoke House Restaurant in Toluca Lake and premiering at the FirstGlance Film Festival in NoHo on April 20th at 8pm, the new short comedy, Martinis at the Smoke House, follows “career-embattled actors Barney (Lee Dawson) and Rollin (Joe Toppe), who’s tumultuous time in Tinseltown has worn them to the bone and feeling the need to air out their frustrations.
During one particular vodka- soaked martini session at the legendary restaurant, the evening takes a fateful turn when memories mix with magic to produce a destiny for the friends that’s truly fit for old time Hollywood.”
The Firstglance Film Festival plays at Laemmle NoHo 7 Theatre. Visit FirstGlanceFilms.com for more information.
Reward for long missing Chihuahua
A Chihuahua named Sunny was stolen out of her owner’s car in a Porter Ranch shopping center parking lot in February of last year. The owner was inside the mall no longer than 10 minutes.
Sunny is a female, spayed Chihuahua mix with big pointed ears that either stand up or fold back (not floppy) on her head, and a curly tail that curls up and over her bottom. She’s mostly gold except her underside is cream (from under her chin to her bottom and underneath her tail) and about 14 inches tall, 15 lbs.). She has a cherry eye and is a teenager’s emotional support dog.
If you know the whereabouts of Sunny, call or text anytime (818) 671-8583. There is a $3800 reward for her return.