Our Next Lunch -- Sat Nov 12 -- Will Feature Tributes

to Saul Halpert & Bob Long

79 Have RSVPed So Far !


 The video and the stills taken at our Sat Jul 30 are on line.   

   The video is in two parts:

Part 1) D.B. Cooper - with

Tom Colbert - runs 42 min.



Part 2)  Frank Snepp -

runs 38 min.



Thanks to videographers Vince Mack and Kaitlyn Ryan.

    Some of the Jul 30 stills are on this page... you will find them all at this link:


     Thanks to Rachel Ambrose for the additional photography.

    You will find videos and stills from earlier lunches on the Video and Photos tabs at the top of this page. 


Updated:  October 23, 2016

About the News Geezers!

Video & Photos

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. We hold lunches quarterly.  Our mailing list is 370+ 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!

 Photos below are from the July 30, 2016 lunch. 

They were taken by Bob Tarlau, Rachel Ambrose and Kaitlyn Ryan.

All shots are visible at this link:   http://tinyurl.com/zj7okyq

  RSVPs are welcome for the News Geezers next lunch - Sat Nov 12... at noon... at Victorios in North Hollywood. That's at 10901 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91606.

Here's the link to a map:


   $20 covers the Italian buffet, parking and tip.   Please send your RSVP to bob@tarlau.com.   

    You can see our roster... and those who have RSVPed... at the Roster & RSVPs tab on this site.  

   At the Nov 12 lunch, we will honor two giants who left us in August.

    Bob Long - the great professional and personal friend to so many of us - passed away on August 29th.      We will fondly salute his unique personality and leadership skills.

    Saul Halpert - a highly-respected reporter at Channels 7, 2 and 4 over the decades - will also be warmly remembered.   He died on August 16 - age 94.

     Tributes to both Bob and Saul have been added to this website.  Click on their names above to view those pages. 

     Also at the Nov 12 lunch, Pete Noyes will be given an honorary life time membership by the  Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles. 

       Our mid-summer lunch - on Sat Jul 30 - featured 70 of you... and a strong presentation by Tom Colbert and Tom Szollosi on Colbert's D.B. Cooper investigation... and from former KNBC producer Frank Snepp on his  ageism suit against NBC over his dismissal from Channel 4.

    A two part video of the lunch speakers is now on line... with links posted in the column to the right. 

Cheers, Bob Tarlau