​with some

of those




About the

News Geezers!

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8 Ball Emergency Fund 

for Journalists...
(previously known as

the 8 Ball Welfare Foundation)
providing temporary financial help
to journalists in need 

for more than 65 years.
​Please make your  

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Mon May 13, 2024



Our second


of 2024

​on Sat Sep 14!


​Photos by Bob Tarlau and Bill Dawson

News Geezers

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. Starting in 2024, we're holding get togethers twice a year.  

Our mailing list is about 450 strong.  

Credit for the name "News Geezers" goes to the late, great Bob Long.  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.
Thanks and cheers!   

News Geezers

The Video of Interviews at the News Geezers

Marth 9th Luncheon is Online!



     We had 49 members of the News Geezers turn out for our Sat Mar 9 lunch at Victorios in North Hollywood.

     There was no official program.

Instead, a wonderful chance for everyone to speak... and most did.

    You will find some still photos to the left... and

--to the right--a link to the interviews Robert Penfold and I did before and after the lunch with some of those who attended.

     Also at this lunch:  We had lots of new copies of Los Angeles Times-published books for sale (at just $10 apiece) with every dollar going to the 8-Ball Emergency Fund for Journalists (   We sold $250 worth... so thank you.

    2024's 2nd News Geezers lunch is planned for Sat Sep 14... with the same informal format... also at  Victorios.
    See you then... have a great spring and summer!

Bob Tarlau