Saturday, August 13, 2022

In-Person Lunch


Dave Lopez and Dr. Art Ulene

Click to Play Part 1

Thanks to Steve Skootsky... for both his great editing and

this time-code listing:

:00    Bob Tarlau's Intro

1:30  Joel’s funny reel 
6:25  Maclovio Perez
8:10  Dave Lopez
49:00 Questions for Dave
1:01:25  End Part One

Click to View Part 2

:00      Dr. Art Ulene: Kilimanjaro Expedition
18:10  Questions for        Dr. Art
28:25  Preview Oct. 29 luncheon:
Steve Skootsky
30:40  End Part Two



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Sat Oct 29!

​​   We are welcoming RSVPs now for our final 2022 lunch/program.   That's scheduled for Sat Oct 29 at Victorios - starting at noon - and it will feature a political panel.

    That's just ahead of the Midterm elections, so there will be a lot to cover:  nationally, in California, and locally.

    Our panelists are:

  • Conan Nolan
  • John Schwada
  • Dan Blackburn
  • Jim Lemon

      You can read their bios at the "Political Panel" tab on this website.   

      The program has the theme of  “Election Battles, Past Present and Future" and is a follow-on to the virtual political panel we held via Zoom in October, 2020.  We were joined then by Warren Olney, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Bill Boyarsky, and Dave Bryan  in addition to Dan and Jim.

   Several new Steve Skootsky produced videos exploring those election battles will complement the in-person discussion on October 29.   You can RSVP by dropping an e-mail to

   The venue will again be Victorios in North Hollywood (10901 Victory Blvd, just east of Vineland).   Lunch is a delicious $25 Italian buffet.

      Fifty-five members of the News Geezers enjoyed our August 13th program... featuring Dave Lopez and Dr. Art Ulene.   The video highlights are online... with the links in the column to the right.

   Dave is one of L.A.'s finest-ever street reporters... and his professional and personal story is very well told in his book ("IT'S A GREAT LIFE IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN - Family, faith and 48 years on television" published in April.) 

    Art Ulene reported on his latest climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, his third.   He did it to support a remarkable charity.

    Our first program in 2023 will feature a panel of present and past Los Angeles TV news directors.  That will be on Sat Feb 11 at Victorios.  We'll cover successes, the tough times, how local TV news has changed for better or worse, and other related topics.

     The panel will feature:

  • Steve Cohen (KCBS, KUSI)
  • Warren Cereghino (KTLA)
  • Jose Rios (KCBS, KTTV)
  • Kris Knutsen (KNBC)
  • Nancy Valenta (KNBC)
  • Jeff Wald (KTLA, KCOP)       Bob Tarlau

In case you just wandered onto this web page, we are the News Geezers - an informal, friendly group of veteran Southern California TV, radio, print, web and PR journalists. We hold lunches quarterly... resuming October 30.

Our mailing list is about 500 strong.

Learn about the background of our group by clicking on the "About" tab above (or at the top of any page).  The names of all those on the mailing list can be found at the "RSVP/Roster" tab of this site.

Credit for the name "News Geezers" goes to the late, great Bob Long.

If you have questions or would like to join the mailing list - and perhaps attend one of our lunches - please contact Bob Tarlau through the form you will find by clicking on the "Contact" tab. 

Thanks and cheers!