[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.
Hours before the night’s sky is illuminated by brilliant displays of fireworks, family and friends will gather for backyard barbecues to celebrate Independence Day. It is a national holiday that is marked traditionally by patriotic semblance. From parades of fashion to inventive adult drinks, expect the red, white and blue to glow in splendor. In Los Angeles, those skilled in making mixed drinks say July 4th is an opportune time for party hosts to explore expressive ways to prepare irresistible cocktails that abound in color and explode in taste.
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.
As the number of independent film productions continues to rise in the coming years, so will employment levels for self-employed producers and directors.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 16 percent increase in job opportunities will stem from media companies that are experimenting currently with post-modern methods to deliver entertainment content to the public.
The most common modes of procedure include mobile and online television capabilities.
Ever since Walt Disney portrayed the custom of traveling from house to house in search of candy in the 1952 cartoon “Trick or Treat,” the Halloween practice has been established firmly in popular culture.
Throughout Los Angeles, residents that prefer to participate in the tradition decorate their homes with make-believe jack-o-lanterns, spider webs and fake skeletons.
Others, who choose not to be disturbed on Oct. 31, resort to just turning on their front light and leaving goodies in bowls on the front porch.
With so many neighborhoods dotting LA’s urban sprawl, parents are urged to take caution in choosing the right type of community to take their costumed children out for an evening of thrills and adventure.
Here are a few popular areas in LA to consider visiting on Halloween that promise an enjoyable and safer trick-or-treating experience.
Emmy-nominated comedy writer and celebrity DJ Diallo Riddle explains what it takes to become a celebrity disc Jockey in the entertainment capital of the world. (Photo Courtesy: Diallo Riddle)
Now that the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the job outlook for announcers and masters of ceremony to play out like a slow drag in coming years, a growing number of emcees and DJs in Los Angeles are setting their sights on the big city’s teeming nightlife.
With hundreds of thousands of bars and distinguished clubs dotting the landscape at every twist and shout, many in the entertainment industry are discovering a groove that’s considered a creative way to make a buck.