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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Easy Cocktail Recipes For July 4th Parties

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Photo by Sharon Raiford Bush/CBS Los Angeles

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.

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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. 

No label? No problem: Macklemore and other rap artists with hot DIY imprints

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Los Angeles Freestyle Rap Artist Chris La Vrar (Photo Courtesy: Overallsite.com)

In recent years, the phenomenal rise of rap artist Macklemore and power producer Ryan Lewis has proven that the world wants to hear music aimed at exploring obsessions and provoking social change.

An increasing number of young music devotees are becoming more particular when it comes to listening to the styles of hip-hop and rap. Many are gravitating away from superficial lyrics and inching toward purposeful messages that present a greater impact on their existence and the influences in their lives.

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The Field Of Dreams For Freelance Filmmakers Is Fertile In LA

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(Photo Courtesy: Aditya Nair)

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.

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