June 10, 1996 |
The state was seeking a way to publicize the need for families to adopt children residing in foster homes and emergency shelters. Bob Burton and the Sacramento television station where he worked were seeking a way to humanize the news, and thus the "Waiting Child" feature was born. Fifteen years and 800 adoptions later, the segments go on, now produced by a Santa Barbara television station. The most recent spots featuring Orange County children will be shown through mid-June.
February 26, 2011 |
The rising Southern California-bred soprano Angel Blue is having a smashing Vienna debut ? except for an ugly encounter with a racist cab driver outside a Starbucks in the Austrian capital. Blue, who has sung several roles for Los Angeles Opera, where she trained in its Domingo-Thornton Young Artist program, was on break from rehearsals for Benjamin Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia" and needed a ride back to the venerable Theater an der Wien opera house. She hopped in a white Mercedes cab, according to the Viennese weekly magazine News, only to hear the driver snarl, "I don't drive black women.
September 25, 1990 |
Fashion model Lesly Brown, the wife of "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak, has given birth to a boy. Patrick Michael James Sajak weighed 7 pounds at birth Saturday at an undisclosed Los Angeles-area hospital, Sajak spokesman Bob Burton said Monday. It was the couple's first child. Sajak, 43, and Brown, 25, were married in January.
February 9, 2003
For about a year now I have been shipping clothes to my destination by FedEx. I will ship a suit, sports jacket, shirts and other items, including my toiletries. They have been delayed only once. The host hotels hold the package for me, and I spend zero time in airport security. The cost of delivery can be as little as $25, depending on weight and destination; you can save money by requesting two-day delivery. You might also consider UPS or the Postal Service. Bob Burton Santa Barbara
July 5, 1990 |
Bill Cullen, who served as host of "I've Got a Secret" and dozens of other game shows, is critically ill with cancer, his publicist said. "It's really a day-to-day thing" for the 69-year-old television veteran, publicist Bob Burton said Wednesday. Cullen has not been hospitalized for the illness. He receives doctor visits and round-the-clock medical care at his Los Angeles home, George Spota, his manager said.