April 16, 1992 |
Burbank nice guy Bob Rogers can sometimes sound like a modest Hollywood film producer: "I want my work to touch the mind and the heart. I want to tell stories." Or he can talk like a techno-philosopher: "The man who owns a hammer sees every nail as a problem." Or like a cinematic dreamer: "I want to think beyond the rectangle." Sounds like heavy stuff out of Burbank. But unlike Oakland, there's a there there as Rogers and his neighborhood go for bigger prizes.
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April 28, 1994
A Thousand Oaks couple, who say a city storm drain has caused severe flooding on their property, sued the city in Ventura County Superior Court on Wednesday. Donald and Jean Lowe claim that a storm-drain system fails to divert water from Moorpark Road, leading to serious damage to their home and property on Calle Jazmin. They asked for a restraining order to prevent the city from operating the system. Their attorney, Steven E.
October 30, 1986
The Murdock Development Co., which plans to build a 14-story, 215-room luxury hotel at the southwest corner of Westwood Village, has appealed an action by the Los Angeles Planning Commission that would reduce the project to about half of its proposed size. City hearing examiner Bob Rogers said the appeal is expected to result in a City Council vote on the project sometime in November.
April 10, 1990 |
Sting Makes Environmental Hall of Fame: Rock star and human rights activist Sting became the only musician on the "save-the-planet" band wagon to make Rolling Stone's environmental Hall of Fame in its upcoming Earth Day issue. Sting was commended for founding and supporting the Rainforest Organization, which is dedicated to saving the Amazon and the native tribes who have lived there for thousands of years.
March 24, 1986 |
For feature-film makers, an Academy Award nomination usually translates into added revenues at the box office, increased videocassette sales and bigger budgets for future projects. A win simply multiplies the take. But for the vanishing breed who produce short films, the end result of a victory on Oscar night is "mostly honor and prestige," said producer-director Bob Rogers, whose "Rainbow War" is one of three nominees in this year's Live Action Short category.