Bob Baker

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Charles Phoenix Brings Brea Retro Disneyland

    Charles Phoenix's slideshows of found photos from kitschy '50s and '60s always seem to sell out but there are still tickets out there for March 16-17 "Retro Disneyland Slide Shows" at the Curtis Theatre in Brea."Festive dress is encouraged but not expected," says your gentle host.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    5 Sets of 2012 Orange County Election Losers

    Anyone else hope someone switches the seating cards at the next Orange County Mayors Breakfast so that Tri sits next to Tita? Tri Ta became Westminster's first Vietnamese-American mayor and, he claims, the first in the country to win a mayoral seat via the voters rather than appointment. Meanwhile, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    [UPDATED with No Action:] San Onofre Nuke Plant Shutdown Tempts San Clemente City Council

    ‚ÄčUPDATE, JUNE 22, 4:36 P.M.: Travel back in time, kiddies, to one month and four days ago. The world was so much different then. Facing a full house of potential voters opposed to the continued operation of the nearby San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), the San Clemente City Council g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2006

    Dumping Umberg

    This just in from the Los Angeles Police Protective League: LAPPL REVOKES ENDORSEMENT OF TOM UMBERG Los Angeles, June 1, 2006- In a highly dramatic move, the Los Angeles Police Protective League today withdrew its endorsement for Tom Umberg, who is running for State Senate District in the 34th Dist ... More >>

  • Features

    September 8, 2005
  • Culture

    April 29, 2004

    A Small World After All

    How retro slide-show artiste Charles Phoenix finds Disneyland in downtown LA

  • Columns

    May 16, 2002

    A Wee Bit Lame

    But not in an insensitive way