Six consecutive sold-out audiences greeted the world premiere of a Chapman University professor's documentary on the late Huell Howser in March. Now, due to popular demand, A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser, returns to the Orange campus for two screenings Saturday.
Grand Poppy Liqueur Oh, those crazy kids at Hi-Time WIne Cellar in Costa Mesa! When I tweeted out I was in the market for a new aperitif, they suggested Grand Poppy Liqueur. How did they know that just a day before, I had tasted it at Pizzeria Ortica, immediately fell in love with it, and announced ... More >>
Man, we really miss Huell Howser here in the Weekly ivory tower. Chapman University feels our pain and is doing something about it for fellow fans of the late, longtime KCET host by making permanent the exhibit "That's Amazing! Thirty Years of Huell Howser and California's Gold." (Who else heard H ... More >>
As our Film page story indicates, not all selections in the second annual Silverado Film Festival could be mentioned due to the print edition deadline (and, come to think of it, space contraints). That's because the submission deadline was only last Friday and the festival runs 6-10 p.m. tonight th ... More >>
Huell Howser won't be there (except, perhaps, in spirit), but the "stars" the host-producer interviewed at restaurants, landmarks and other interesting California places have been invited to attend when Chapman University in Orange opens its Huell Howser collections to the public Friday. Like the vi ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about where you can hear the comic's ghostly "final farewell" from "a different Huelliverse."ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 7, 2:50 P.M.: The Mexican broke the news earlier about LA public television legend and tireless Port of Long Beach defender Huell Howser passing awa ... More >>
Golden Californian Huell Howser died at his Palm Springs home Jan. 7 of complications from prostate cancer, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Health.So reports TMZ, which claims to have obtained a copy of the longtime public television host and producer's death certificate.
Hailing from the land of great things like cheesesteaks, Bill Cosby, and sports teams that may or may not be doing so wonderful this year (OK, they suck. We get it.), comedian Sean Green migrated from Pennsylvania to Cali to showcase his skills on a much higher level and that is exactly what he's be ... More >>
"When we put together the cover story about California TV icon Huell Howser's most recent generous gift to Chapman--his 'Volcano House' in the Mojave Desert--we could not have predicted his passing so soon afterward," Chapman University PR head Mary Platt wrote in a note accompanying the winter issu ... More >>
To say Huell Howser always had a song in his heart is probably an understatement. Anyone who ever sat down to watch his show California's Gold is familiar with the signature, syrupy southern drawl that made him sound like he was singing even when he wasn't. After the Weekly broke the news about the ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with links to KCET's video tributes and a statement from the station.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 7, 5:18 P.M.: Having learned of Huell Howser's death, Chapman University has put artifacts the 67-year-old donated to the private Orange institution on display on the Leath ... More >>
The story yesterday in Southern California was the passing of television legend Huell Howser, and I briefly touched on the matter yesterday in my latest "Orange County Line" commentary for KCRW-FM 89.9. But since Huell was a Southern California institution instead of an Orange County one, I focused ... More >>
Huell Howser--a California broadcasting legend for his various shows that have appeared on public broadcasting over the past couple of decades--has passed away, according to sources who spoke to the Weekly on condition of anonymity.The news will come as a shock to his legions of fans, all who were p ... More >>
I'm still in shock over the news that Huell Howser, the greatest Californian since Hiram Johnson, has left us. He passed away last night of natural causes, leaving behind a legacy of Cali love that my alma mater, Chapman University, will guard forever.All the pundits of the Golden State will weigh i ... More >>
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If the homespun head of Huell Howser Productions was going to donate his vast catalog of past and future shows--California's Gold, Visiting ... with Huell Howser, Road Trip with Huell Howser and other Golden State-centric television programs--to anyone in Orange County, you'd assume it would be C ... More >>
If you're not from Newport Beach or a KDOC-TV Channel 56 viewer from back in the days when Wally George ruled supreme and she hosted a cooking show with the late RV king John Crean, you probably don't know who Barbara Venezia is. She's a nice woman, fierce defender of Newport Beach, charity maven ... More >>
We've always been fans of the Anaheim Historical Society, and not just because they keep inviting us to their meetings to hear heresies of our past. Unlike other local historians, they're fully accepting of Anaheim's racist past--moved on, glad it's gone, now can we just grill some 'cue and torti ... More >>
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I've known Cynthia Ward, president of the Anaheim Historical Society, for a couple of years now, and have always found her to be someone with an open mind and a passion for what's ultimately right. Ever an Anaheim booster, she's the lady who escorted Huell Howser 'round our hometown for his Anaheim ... More >>
The strangest part in my interview with Huell Howser this week was learning that the Transportation Corridor Authority tried to get his special on San Onofre State Beach delayed. I knew the TCA hated ol' Huell for his opposition to extending the 241 Toll Road through San Onofre State Park, further t ... More >>
Fullerton City Councilmember Shawn Nelson left a comment on our previous coverage criticizing his suggestion to get rid of the city's historic Lemon Street overpass murals which we're posting in its entirety here: Gustavo: Not only do I have no disdain for the public but it was the public that aske ... More >>
Full disclosure: I'm not too informed on the 241 Toll Road. I don't see how extending it to San Onofre will reduce traffic on the 5 Freeway. I don't surf so don't particularly care if the legendary waves of Trestles disappeared. I do know that the Transportation Corridor Authority is one of Orange C ... More >>
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