Exclusive Photo: Lorenzo Lamas, Kato Kaelin and Leyna Nguyen

This iPhone image of actor and helicopter pilot Lorenzo Lamas, TV and radio personality Kato Kaelin and KCAL 9 news anchor Leyna Nguyen was digitally refined by Eyecon Graphfix, an award-winning graphic design company in Los Angeles. The photo was … Continue reading

Lorenzo Lamas’ Famous Friends Gather In Celebration

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[Pictured: Veteran journalist Sharon Raiford Bush; TV and radio personality Kato Kaelin; actress and helicopter pilot Claudia Jakab; TV actor and helicopter pilot Lorenzo Lamas; KCAL 9 news anchor Leyna Nguyen >> iPhone image by Grand L. Bush; Digital refinement by Eyecon Graphfix/Paul Doris]

Hollywood TV legend Lorenzo Lamas has quite a few famous friends and associates. Many of them showed their support when the former “Falcon Crest” and “The Bold and The Beautiful” soap opera star threw a well-attended party to launch his latest business venture at Elite Helicopter Tours in Van Nuys, Calif.

So the next time you get that itch to see what Tinseltown looks like from the sky with a hunky helicopter pilot at the controls, your fantasy will become a reality with a simple reservation. That is, if you don’t mind being in close quarters with the dashing son of Argentine actor Fernando Lamas and Norwegian-American actress Arlene Dahl

Lamas, who’s also known for landing the lead role in the 1990s crime drama “Renegade,” introduced his high-flying business during a June 13 red-carpet event that was attended by a number of celebrities, television news anchors, journalists, photographers and fellow actors and pilots. Entertainment for the catered soiree was provided by a rocking tribute band.

The celebration took place in an airy hangar at Van Nuys Airport.

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LA’s Call Center Managers Ring In Robust Salaries

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Photo Courtesy: Mark Osborne, via CBS Los Angeles

As leading organizations continue to maintain and expand their share of the nation’s competitive marketplace, the number of available positions in sales and promotions remains on the rise. One of the more lucrative roles to secure in Los Angeles is that of a call center manager, a demanding profession that boasts a yearly salary ranging from $61,000 to the six figures, according to current employment trends.

“This type of position offers an opportunity to work with state-of-the-art technology and a variety of personality types within a fast-paced environment that sharpens a manager’s skill set more than any other management position I can think of,” said Mark Osborne, managing director at LaunchPad Communications, an L.A.-based company that started in 1995.

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Sharon Raiford Bush’s First Heavy-Duty Media Credential

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This is Sharon Raiford Bush’s (nee, Crews) first White House-issued media credential, which allowed her to work directly with President Jimmy Carter. Bush was a television journalist and weather anchor at the time, employed by WGHP-TV in High Point, NC, an ABC affiliate.

Bush got her start in broadcast news on September 29, 1975, when WGPR-TV in Detroit, MI, became the first black-owned-and-operated television station in the nation. In effect, Bush became the nation’s first black female weather anchor of prime-time news. 

Best Local Bluegrass Bands In LA

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(Pictured: Murphy’s Flaw, Photo by Carol Hofmann)

Musicians that have mastered the art of bluegrass have also gained control of numerous music genres including country, rock and roll, rhythm and blues and jazz.

In recent years, Los Angeles has witnessed a revival of first-generation roots music that’s attracting a broader and more diverse audience.

Bluegrass bands are accomplishing this resurrection of traditional songs by incorporating gospel, neo-traditional and new grass into their repertoire to appeal to varied cultures and the next generation of musical greats.

From the kaleidoscopic landscape of L.A.’s green pastures and mountainous overlook, here are some of the best bluegrass bands in the region that are creating their own marquee of melodious excellence.

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