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Saluting Klaus Landsberg & KTLA (Anew) on Sat Oct 28;

Videos/Photos Online from Lunch Honoring Dave Lopez 


July 29th Lunch

Part 1 of 2
Remembering Bill Smith 
Honoring Dave Lopez
Runs 31:00
Part 2 of 2
Dave Lopez (continued)
Runs 28:40


Videos from

several previous

can be viewed

through the links

you will find on the

Videos page

of this website!


Stills From Our Most Recent Lunch Are On This Page -

With Links To Additional Shots


Stills from our lunches

going back to 2014

can be found

on the Photos page



Video & Photos

    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.  Our mailing list is nearly 400 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 be on 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!   Bob

Photos by Ross Kestin & Bob and David Tarlau

See all of Ross' shots at:

See all of Bob and David's shots at:

October 17, 2017

About the News Geezers!

News Geezers

    The next News Geezers lunch is on Sat Oct 28 - starting at noon - at Victorios in North Hollywood.  

      Please RSVP to

Deadline is this Fri Oct 20!

      This time Evelyn DeWolfe - who was married to KTLA founder Klaus Landsberg - will join George Lewis in presenting the book "Line of Sight."

      George told us about the book - and the story behind it during our February lunch.

     This time Ms. DeWolfe - and her son Clive Landsberg will join us to tell the story from their perspective and take your questions.  George will also be there.  "Line of Sight" will be for sale at the lunch - or you can order it on Amazon, using this link.

      Again that's at our Sat Oct 28 lunch... starting at noon... at Victorios, 10901 Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood.

​Here's the Google Map link.

       Fifty-four members of the News Geezers attended our Sat Jul 29 lunch.

     We honored Dave Lopez... who (in June) marked 40 years at KCBS Channel 2 (still KNXT when he started) here in Los Angeles.
      We also honored the passing of TV reporter Bill Smith... who worked at KTTV and KTLA... and is remembered fondly by many.

     The video of that lunch is online.  It's in two parts - and you will find the YouTube links in the column just to the right. Vince Mack shot the video... assisted by David Tarlau. Yours truly did the editing.

    To the left you will find the stills that Ross Kestin, David and I shot.  Links to complete albums are just above the photos.

      Videos for lunches going back to 2015 can be found on the Videos page.

    Thanks to you all for the continuing support.

     Cheers, Bob Tarlau