Monday, February 20, 2017

Sportscaster Rod Simons

Minnesota sportscaster Rod Simons has passed away.  A former Washington State University student, he worked at KJR and some other Seattle stations.  He was covering the Twin's Spring Training at the time of his passing.  He is survived by his wife and a daughter.

Trip To LA-Hotel Angeleno

We flew into LA Thursday and stayed a couple of nights at the Hotel Angeleno.  The hotel is located just off of Sunset and the 405.  It  is 17 stories with a beautiful restaurant at the top.  Once a Holiday Inn, it has a painting of Marilyn Monroe in the lobby.  It's round room keys say "we are not square."

Friday, February 17, 2017

KIRO Radio Recalls KIRO 7 TV Folly

KIRO 97.3 Radio ran a report of a revolutionary idea that the TV side would undertake in 1993.  It was known as news "Out Of The Box".  It had actually been used in the past for news teases. Instead of broadcasting from the studio, they deliver the news from the news room.  Anyway, KIRO news historian Felix Banel delivered this report.  Click here.  The experiment did not even last a year.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Legendary Actor Walter Brennan

Three time Oscar winner Walter Brennan is shown in this picture from the Bygone Walla Walla page.
Brennan, who was on his way to visit property that he owned in Joseph, Oregon, had flown into Walla Walla in the early 1960s.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Landslide Hits Maple Valley

A home was destroyed but there were no reported fatalities when a landslide hit Maple Valley on 249th Ave SE last Thursday.  The area was evacuated by the fire department.  The landslide hit about 1:30, neighbors were able to return to their homes about 6pm that evening.  The area had been hit with hard rain and melting snow making the surrounding hills unstable.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Covington Rocks!

We saw the Jet City Players at Nikki's in Covington.  Covington is just west of Maple Valley on the Kent-Kangley Road.  The band played music classic rock along with some contemporary music.

High School Nearing Completion In Maple Valley

A view of the soon to be finished new Tahoma High School, scheduled for opening this fall.  This is as close as I could get as building is fenced off.   The football field, amazingly enough, looks like it's ready to go.
The new high school is located in what used to be known as the "donut hole" off Kent-Kangley Road.