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Monthly Archives: October 2003

Mobile America- Special (1)

Written on October 24, 2003 at 9:13 pm, by

Mobile America! In this nostalgic one-hour documentary, popular PBS host Huell Howser goes in search of the history of the RV in America. We start our adventure with David Woodworth, who is the preeminent collector of pre Second World War travel trailers, tent trailers, motor campers and just about anything having to do with early  Continue Reading »

Herald Examiner- Visiting (1109)

Written on October 4, 2003 at 1:46 am, by

Huell gets a tour of the Herald-Examiner building in Los Angeles that closed in 1989, marking the end of William Randolph Hearst’s empire in Los Angeles. 2003  

Holiday Star- Visiting (1111)

Written on October 4, 2003 at 1:43 am, by

Upland was hard hit by the 2003 wildfires and there is much rebuilding still to come. For the holiday season, this tight-knit community joined together to recreate a brilliantly lit star on a hilltop which shined for many years, but was destroyed by the fires. It is again a sign of hope and renewal for  Continue Reading »

Porto’s Bakery- Visiting (1105)

Written on October 4, 2003 at 1:42 am, by

Porto’s Bakery in Glendale is a family-owned and operated business with roots in Cuba. Join Huell as he samples Cuban sandwiches, guava pastries and decadent cakes Porto’s Bakery 315 North Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203 818-956-5996 2003

Gauldin Dolphins- Visiting (1104)

Written on October 4, 2003 at 1:26 am, by

When Huell discovers that the students he spoke with at Gauldin Elementary School had never actually seen a dolphin–their school mascot–he decided to do something about it. Join Huell as he reunites with Gauldin Elementary School students and treats them to a day filled with real live dolphins. For Sea World Adventure Camps information call:  Continue Reading »

Ambassador Auditorium- Visiting (1036)

Written on October 4, 2003 at 1:03 am, by

From its opening in 1974 to its closing in 1995, the Ambassador Auditorium located in Pasadena hosted an impressive roster of performers. Among them were Luciano Pavarotti, Vladimir Horowitz and Ella Fitzgerald, and it was also the home base of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra. Huell profiles this world-class venue at a time when its future  Continue Reading »

Roton Rocket- Visiting (1102)

Written on October 4, 2003 at 1:00 am, by

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in California as Huell visits the Roton Rocket, an unsuccessful yet imaginative attempt by a private company to create the first single stage to orbit space vehicle. Theoretically, it could deliver cargo and people to space at a dramatically reduced cost as compared to today’s vehicles with its  Continue Reading »

Goat Restaurant- Visiting (1030)

Written on October 4, 2003 at 12:44 am, by

Ever had goat meat while listening to jazz? Well follow Huell as he ventures up Glendale Blvd. and into a Haitian restaurant where every Saturday between three and six p.m., owner Tigeorges Lagueree prepares a goat delight for all those goat lovers in L.A. Tigeorges Chicken 309 N. Glendale Blvd. 213-353-9994 2003

Maya Mobile- Visiting (1027)

Written on October 4, 2003 at 12:41 am, by

In 1997, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art launched its classroom on wheels education initiative entitled Maya Mobile, a 48-foot truck with an interior designed as an ancient Mayan ruin. Huell accompanies L.A. sixth graders from a local elementary school on this educational journey. If you are a public school principal or a public  Continue Reading »

Jefferson Park- Our Neighborhoods (8)

Written on October 3, 2003 at 10:14 pm, by

Huell visits Jefferson Park in South Central Los Angeles, one of “Our Neighborhoods”, home to great people and “authentic craftsman bungalows.” 2003