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Jerri Lange pioneering Black TV host-producer, mother of Love Boat’s Ted Lange, dies at 96

Pioneering Black television talk show host and producer Jerri Lange got her first job in journalism in 1964. Lange was one of the first Black women in San Francisco news and talk TV. She expanded the field with a wide range of programming focused on community issues and through her ... Read More »

New Deluxe Pendry Hotel opens in California’s 4th Most Dangerous City

Opening earlier this month in West Hollywood, the Pendry Hotel stands out as a top luxury hotel on Sunset Boulevard. The new hotel features a rooftop pool, an exclusive private social club, a spa, and multiple restaurants by Wolfgang Puck. The Pendry is a few blocks away from the Los ... Read More »

The Fabulous Garden of Allah On The Sunset Strip

A kind of paradise used to be at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Heights. Built when Hollywood was young and in need of a playground, the Garden of Allah was home, or a home-away-from-home for stars of the silver screen, the literary world, and the upper crust. The ... Read More »

CHASEN’S – WEST HOLLYWOOD’S World Famous CELEBRITY restaurant.

Chasen’s was a glamorous world – “Celebrity chefs” will never replace stylish hosts and personalities such as Dave Chasen or Vincent Sardi or Mike Romanoff. I had dinner at Chasen’s many times. First, with my parents and then later on when I had become a producer. Dinner with Groucho Marx, ... Read More »

The RMS TITANIC SANK 109 Years Ago Today!

Over fifteen hundred passengers lost their lives onboard the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic. She was one of three Olympic Class passenger liners commissioned by the White Star Shipping Line. Scene from Titanic movies. Hailed as a wonder of luxury, power, and style she first rolled into the water from ... Read More »

SS ACAPULCO – Mexico’s CRUISE SHIP sailing from California to Mexico in the early 1960s!

The S.S. ACAPULCO was the first passenger liner to fly the Mexican flag and commenced service from Los Angeles to Acapulco with regular cruise service in 1962. There were special connecting airfares from San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, and San Diego. The Acapulco, a 24,400-ton cruise ship formerly sailed between ... Read More »

INFRASTRUCTURE MAJOR RAIL Investments, AMTRAK’S 2035 Map Has People Talking

When President Biden unveiled his major new infrastructure plan last week, the proposal included much more than fixing crumbling bridges. And for those who wish America had a more robust passenger train network, it gave them something new: hope. Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure package has two provisions involving passenger rail: ... Read More »

CRUISING RETURNS after devastating 2020 for Cruise Lines

A new Senate subcommittee on travel and tourism held its first hearing on Tuesday and called for the U.S. government to enact specific steps to kickstart U.S. tourism after a devastating 2020. Lawmakers were eager to know when international inbound restrictions that have hit tourism-dependent states like Florida, Nevada and ... Read More »

NEW YORK CENTRAL all-Pullman streamliner DETROITER on the Water Level Route

The New York to Detroit market was once crowded with trains, served primarily by the New York Central and Pennsylvania while the Baltimore & Ohio also offered exceptional services via Washington, D.C. The trains weren’t the victims of cancellation due to weather. The North Easter last week wouldn’t have stopped ... Read More »

NEWS: Which CRUISE LINES Now Have COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements?

Few commercial sectors have been battered by COVID-19 as badly as the cruise industry, which came to a screeching halt at roughly this time one year ago. The CDC first signed its No-Sail Order on March 14, 2020, and cruise ships around the globe, already in mid-voyage, scrambled for somewhere ... Read More »