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August 6, 2006 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
IN the days when Steve Franks was pitching his idea for "Psych," USA Network's new comedy about a fake psychic detective, he always began by talking about his dad. His father was an LAPD cop who liked to call himself "a trained observer" and wanted to groom his only son to follow in his footsteps. Whenever they went to a restaurant, he would test young Steve by telling him to close his eyes and recall: How many people have hats on? Where is the exit? What's the name on the hostess' nametag?
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December 13, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"Psych: The Musical" is at long last ready for its curtain raiser. Creator Steve Franks and his writing crew are no strangers to bringing the kooky to the long-running USA Network series--who could forget the re-enactment of "Clue"? Now, ahead of the launch of its eighth season (which rolls out next month), fans who have long anticipated hearing their favorite fake psychic detective (James Roday) and his best friend/pharmaceutical salesman (Dule Hill) belt out ditties, can now rest easy.
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June 17, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Saying that his aim is "to repeal laws, not to make them," governmental affairs consultant Steve Frank launched his campaign Friday for the Assembly seat representing Simi Valley and Fillmore. The 48-year-old Republican is vying for a post held by Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills), who will be forced to step down next year because of legislative term limits. Boland's 38th Assembly District also includes portions of the northwest San Fernando Valley.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2006 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
IN the days when Steve Franks was pitching his idea for "Psych," USA Network's new comedy about a fake psychic detective, he always began by talking about his dad. His father was an LAPD cop who liked to call himself "a trained observer" and wanted to groom his only son to follow in his footsteps. Whenever they went to a restaurant, he would test young Steve by telling him to close his eyes and recall: How many people have hats on? Where is the exit? What's the name on the hostess' nametag?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"Psych: The Musical" is at long last ready for its curtain raiser. Creator Steve Franks and his writing crew are no strangers to bringing the kooky to the long-running USA Network series--who could forget the re-enactment of "Clue"? Now, ahead of the launch of its eighth season (which rolls out next month), fans who have long anticipated hearing their favorite fake psychic detective (James Roday) and his best friend/pharmaceutical salesman (Dule Hill) belt out ditties, can now rest easy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1995 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After hearing critics deride the proposal as a thinly veiled attempt to consolidate conservative power, the Ventura County Board of Education declined Monday to appoint GOP strategist Steve Frank as its parliamentarian. Frank, a key organizer of several conservative causes in Ventura County, had offered to serve as an unpaid adviser, clarifying rules of order for the twice-monthly board meetings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1998 | COLL METCALFE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of serving as an outspoken leader for the Republican right at the local level, Simi Valley activist Steve Frank appears ready to hit the big time. The 51-year-old printing supplies salesman is fast at work building himself a broader platform as president of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies--a grass-roots movement aimed at molding the GOP in its own, rigidly conservative image.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The race for a state Assembly seat representing Simi Valley and Fillmore has dredged up an old rivalry between social conservatives and mainstream Republicans within the local party organization. The rivalry heated up this week when Matt Noah, a member of the Ventura County Republican Central Committee, called for Chairman Bob Larkin to step down, saying Larkin's candidacy for the Assembly is in direct conflict with his committee post.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposed McDonald's restaurant has become a political hot potato for two candidates for Simi Valley mayor vying for votes in a neighborhood that wants to keep out the Golden Arches. In a recent handout to northeast Simi Valley residents, candidate Steve Frank charged that Mayor Greg Stratton and the City Council had approved a McDonald's restaurant at Yosemite Avenue and the Simi Valley Freeway and were "about to approve" a Shell gas station next to it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1996 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a simple spelling error, the kind of mistake that could be easily lost in the blizzard of preelection junk mail. But of all the words to misspell, Steve Frank's Assembly campaign slipped up on the name of his most important political endorsement: state Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley). Frank's campaign sent thousands of brochures to Republican voters last week with a letter lauding his credentials and bearing the signature of "Cathy" Wright.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1998 | COLL METCALFE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of serving as an outspoken leader for the Republican right at the local level, Simi Valley activist Steve Frank appears ready to hit the big time. The 51-year-old printing supplies salesman is fast at work building himself a broader platform as president of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies--a grass-roots movement aimed at molding the GOP in its own, rigidly conservative image.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1996 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a simple spelling error, the kind of mistake that could be easily lost in the blizzard of preelection junk mail. But of all the words to misspell, Steve Frank's Assembly campaign slipped up on the name of his most important political endorsement: state Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley). Frank's campaign sent thousands of brochures to Republican voters last week with a letter lauding his credentials and bearing the signature of "Cathy" Wright.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1995 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After hearing critics deride the proposal as a thinly veiled attempt to consolidate conservative power, the Ventura County Board of Education declined Monday to appoint GOP strategist Steve Frank as its parliamentarian. Frank, a key organizer of several conservative causes in Ventura County, had offered to serve as an unpaid adviser, clarifying rules of order for the twice-monthly board meetings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Saying that his aim is "to repeal laws, not to make them," governmental affairs consultant Steve Frank launched his campaign Friday for the Assembly seat representing Simi Valley and Fillmore. The 48-year-old Republican is vying for a post held by Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills), who will be forced to step down next year because of legislative term limits. Boland's 38th Assembly District also includes portions of the northwest San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The race for a state Assembly seat representing Simi Valley and Fillmore has dredged up an old rivalry between social conservatives and mainstream Republicans within the local party organization. The rivalry heated up this week when Matt Noah, a member of the Ventura County Republican Central Committee, called for Chairman Bob Larkin to step down, saying Larkin's candidacy for the Assembly is in direct conflict with his committee post.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposed McDonald's restaurant has become a political hot potato for two candidates for Simi Valley mayor vying for votes in a neighborhood that wants to keep out the Golden Arches. In a recent handout to northeast Simi Valley residents, candidate Steve Frank charged that Mayor Greg Stratton and the City Council had approved a McDonald's restaurant at Yosemite Avenue and the Simi Valley Freeway and were "about to approve" a Shell gas station next to it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD and RUSS LOAR
Bruce Sumner and Steve Franks spent much of the past year in a seemingly endless series of meetings where the finer points of government codes and procedures were examined in minute detail by 33 people with widely different views. As chairman and secretary, respectively, of the Orange County Charter Commission, Sumner and Franks kept the sessions on track, and earlier this month the panel presented a draft of a county charter designed to reform government and make it more responsive to citizens.
SPORTS
October 31, 1997 | ERIC MADDY
Marina rolled up 440 yards in total offense and forced five turnovers as the Vikings stunned sixth-ranked Los Alamitos, 28-14, Thursday at Westminster High. The victory surprised Marina Coach Mark Rehling, who acknowledged his team had a less-than-stellar week of practice. The Vikings (5-2-1, 1-1-1) had lost their previous four meetings with the Griffins (6-2, 1-2) by a combined 161-14 count and had won only two of their last 18 Sunset League games.
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