CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2008 |
Bob Dale, 83, who was one of San Diego's best-known television personalities and who displayed a folksy on-air presence during more than 40 years on the air, died May 26 at a San Diego hospice, said Ken Kramer, a former colleague. The cause of death was not released. Dale was host of "Zoorama," a series that was filmed in the early 1960s at the San Diego Zoo and aired nationally. He also had a daily talk show, was host of various late-afternoon movie shows and children's programs, and was a longtime weatherman.
December 20, 2002 |
Veritas Software Corp. agreed to pay a total of $599 million for two companies whose programs help computers and applications perform more efficiently, to expand beyond products that protect data. The company will pay $537 million for Israel-based Precise Software Solutions Ltd., whose software spots potential system failures, and $62 million for closely held Jareva Technologies, a Sunnyvale, Calif., maker of programs that automate management of server computers. Shares of Mountain View, Calif.
October 5, 1991
Regarding "The Young & the Randy" (Calendar, Sept. 18), I agree with Vanessa Poster, a senior program associate of the Studio City-based Center for Population Options, that "it's going to happen, and shows that handle the issue responsibly, emphasizing how to protect yourself from pregnancy and disease, deserve praise, not criticism." Teens can learn from these programs dealing with sex by seeing it first--and how things turn out-- before they have problems of their own. The negative aspect of these programs occurs on the ones that leave viewers to think that since everyone is having sex, maybe they should too. For example, in the cited episode of "True Colors," Terry Freeman was ridiculed by his family for being a virgin.
June 23, 1989
March Kessler has been named senior vice president-current programs at Lorimar Television, Culver City. She had been vice president-current programs.
March 1, 1985 |
Cost Engineering Research Inc. won a $5.8-million Navy contract for engineering work on sonar programs.
January 4, 1987
Applause to producers Joshua Brand and John Falsey. "A Year in the Life" was such a joy to watch. I wish it would have lasted longer than six hours. It would make a wonderful series. I hope Falsey and Brand continue to make classic programs. April L. Rocha, Santa Monica
September 8, 1991
I read with interest the article "Now Tourists Can Get Their Kicks and an Education at the Same Time" by Peter S. Greenberg, Aug. 18. I was amazed that no mention was made of Elderhostel, which has been a leader in education travel programs since 1975 when it was founded. With its programs in all 50 states, all 10 provinces in Canada and over 40 countries overseas, it has programs in over 1,000 different colleges, universities and other educational institutions. It had over 190,000 people participate in its programs last year and the number continues to grow.
October 9, 2005
I read with personal interest the Oct. 5 article, "Why Skid Row Has Become L.A.'s 'Dumping' Ground," because I was one of those who was deposited. Because of the programs available there (mine was People in Progress), I am today a contributing member of society. I am a father (of six), was a teacher and am now a financial advisor with an income in the low- to mid-six figures. I have all of this and more solely because of this program and the wonderful people of California, Los Angeles and People in Progress, plus Alcoholics Anonymous.
May 22, 1987
"Main Street," NBC's series of afternoon specials for young viewers usually shown in midweek during the school year, will be rebroadcast on eight Saturdays during the summer. The hourlong programs will be assembled into a half-hour format for the summer and will include segments from the last two seasons. The first Saturday airing of "Main Street" on June 13 will feature interviews with rock star Bruce Springsteen and Tempestt Bledsoe of "The Cosby Show."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1987 |
The headquarters of most big American radio and television networks are high above the towered streets of New York. An exception--the biggest network of them all, geographically--stands on a nondescript boulevard in Sun Valley. The building is full of the usual monitor-crammed control rooms, but some of the engineers at the control boards are in camouflage fatigues or other military uniforms. It is the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, which broadcasts around the clock to 1.