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Past Speakers

Speakers that have appeared at the Los Angeles Breakfast Club. If you would like to add some names, please contact us.

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

2017

June 21: Robert Bader, Author and Producer – “The Marx Brothers in Vaudeville”

June 14: Ben Parks, Facilitator and Trainer, American Red Cross – “Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness”

June 7: Allis Markham, Taxidermist – “Taxidermy: A Victorian Obsession and It’s Relevance in Modern Day Conversation”

May 31: Dr. John Mulchaey, Director of Carnegie Observatories – “Eyes On The Universe: Southern California’s Leadership in Astronomy”

May 24: Jeff Pirtle, Director of Archives & Collections NBC Universal – “Preserving The Legacy of Carl Laemmle and Universal Studios”

May 17: Brenda Levin, FAIA, Levin & Associates, Architects – “Los Angeles Restored Through Architecture and Film”

May: 10: Don Snyder, The Order of the Eastern Star – “Belmont Mansion – A Secret of Washington, DC Hidden In Plain Sight”

May 3: Paul Haddad, Author – “10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.: 52 Walking Adventures”

Apr 26: Giving Music – “Live Musical Performance”

Apr 19: Hollywood Heritage – “Evening@The Barn, Classic Film Screening”

Apr 12: Scott Piotrowski, Route 66 Author & Historian – “Historical Route 66 In Greater Los Angeles”

Apr 5: Jeremy Rosenberg, Vice President, Marketing & Communications at LA84 Foundation – “Los Angeles: The Olympic City”

Mar. 29: Richard Schave & Kim Cooper, Esotouric – “Exploring Los Angeles”

Mar. 22: LABC Members – “92nd Birthday Celebration”

Mar. 15: Judith Kieffer, Executive Director, The Los Angeles Parks Foundation

Mar. 1: Joanna Linkchorst, President, Friends of Rockhaven – “Rockhaven: A Glorious Past, An Uncertain Future

Feb. 22: Susan Rosen, President, Friends of Greystone – “History & Restoration of Beverly Hills Greystone Mansion

Feb. 15: Dr. Edwin Krupp, Director – “Griffith Observatory”

Feb. 8: James T. Bartlett, Author of Gourmet Ghosts 2 – “Real Crime & True Love”

Feb. 1: Darrell Van Citters, Animation Director, Producer and Author – “The Art of Jay Ward Productions”

Jan 25: Paul Wineman, Middle East Market Consultant and Negotiator – “Middle East Analysis”

Jan 18: George Geary, Chef & Author – L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants…The History of Restaurants of the Region and the Hollywood Connection”

Jan 11: Steve Grody, Historian & Author – “A Modern Graffiti Primer”

Jan 4: Maurice Terenzio, Film Historian – “Tiffany Pictures: The MGM of Poverty Row”

2016

Dec. 14: The Los Angeles Breakfast Club: “A Year In Pictures & Holiday Celebration”

Dec. 7: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, The Golden Age Of American Popular Music Series – “The Songs That Won The War”

Nov. 30: Gabriela Keller, Author – “A Bouquet of Adventures in History: Daring Women & Their Stories”

Nov. 23: Clinton Pickens, Character Actor & Stand Up Comedian – “The Comedy Of Clinton Pickens & His Country Music Star Alter Ego, Toby McBrooks”

Nov 16: Eric Lynxwiler, Co-Author of his latest book, Spectacular Illumination and Board Member of MONA – “Museum of Neon Art: How To Read A Neon Sign”

Nov 9: Beth Werling, Collections Manager of the History Museum, Department Material Culture for the Natural History Museum – “Los Angeles’ Impact On The Automobile”

Nov 2: David Judson, Owner of The Judson Studios – “Century Old, The Judson Studios Has Designed, Created and Installed Architectural Glass Built from The Inspiration and Dreams from its Clients”

Oct. 26: Councilperson Mitch O’Farrell, City of Los Angeles, Council District 13 – “Arts and Entertainment Chairman, His Role with Parks & Housing, Residence A and L. A. River Development”

Oct 19: Ann Rushton, League of Women Voters – Part Two

Oct 12: Ann Rushton, League of Women Voters – “The Pros and Cons of State, County and City Initiatives on the November 8th Ballot”

Oct 5: Eugene Magallanes Rivas – “From Poncho Villa to the Wizard of Oz – The Life and Art of Candelario Rivas”

Sep. 28: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “Jazz Stars Sing and Play The Blues”

Sep 21: Lily Holleman and Phil Leirness – “Highways, Byways, The Mother Road and two Lane Blacktop: Seeing America The Hard Way – Part Two”

Sep 14: Carol Ackerly, Los Angeles Zoo – “Monkeys and Apes”

Sep 7: Barbara Schultz, Author – “Endorsed By Earhart: How Amelia Financed Her Flying”

Aug 31: Eric Lynxwiler, Coauthor – “Knott’s Preserved: From Boysenberry to Theme Park, the History of Knott’s Berry Farm.”

Aug 24: Rosemary Lord, Author – “History Of The Women’s Club Of Hollywood & The Hollywood School For Girls”

Aug 17: Brett Arena, Archivist for the A. F. Gilmore Company – “Welcome To Gilmore Island: The History Of The Original Farmers Market & Beyond”

Aug 10: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, The Golden Age Of American Popular Music – “Songs & Stories Of The Rat Pack: Sinatra, Martin, Davis

Aug 3: Robert Patrick – “The Origin Of Gay Theatre At New York’s Cafe Cino”

July 27: Lily Holleman and Phil Leirness – “Highways, Byways, The Mother Road And Two-Lane Blacktop: Seeing America The Hard Way”

July 20 : Rachel Surls and Judith Gerber, Authors – “From Cows to Concrete: The Rise And Fall Of Farming In Los Angeles”

July 13: Rita Hopkins, Foundation Executive Director, The Campbell Center – “Empowering Adults With Developmental Disabilities”

July 6: Lisa Cousins – “Historian Of Magic and Librarian At The Magic Castle”

June 29: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “Charlie Barnet and Les Brown – Big Band Stars of Jazz And Swing”

June 22: Natalie Profant Komuro, Executive Director “Ascencia’s Mission – End Homelessness In Greater Glendale”

June 15: Lili Singer, Director of Special Projects and Adult Education for the Theodore Payne Foundation for Flowers and Native Plants

June 8: Arnold Schwartzman & Stephen Gee, Authors – “Los Angeles Central Library: A History Of Its Art And Architecture”

May 25: Adam Davis, Manager & Director – “John Anson Ford Theaters”

May 18: Christy McAvoy – “Celebrate May As National Preservation Month – LA’s Most Intriguing Historic Buildings And Landmarks”

May 11: Michael S. Staab, Operations Engineer at NASA/JPL – “The Cassini Mission To Saturn”

May 4: John Silvers – “Civil Rights & Architecture – The Life of Arthur Silvers”

Apr 27: David E. Ryu, Los Angeles City Councilmember – “4th Council District Update”

Apr 13: Saul Jacobs, The Golden Age of American Popular Music with Audio-Video DJ Don Digirolamo – “The 1950’s: American Song Book To American Bandstand”

Apr 6: Nicole Embury, Junior Blind – “Junior Blind of America – Helping Students with Vision Loss and Other Physical, Cognitive and Emotional Challenges Reach Their Greatest Potential”

Mar 30: Allison Rose Jefferson – “Hidden Stories Of Santa Monica Beach—Race, Real Estate & Remembrance of African Americans in the California Dream”

Mar 23: Miguel Ordenana, Wildlife Biologist, Friends of Griffith Park – “Mountain Lion P-22, Wildlife, Connectivity, and Citizen Science”

Mar 15: John Bevan, Rex Link and Don Snyder “The Los Angeles Breakfast Club: Origin Stories”

Feb. 24: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “Jazz & Swing In The 50’s And 60’s”

Feb. 17: Eric Bjorgum, President – Mural Conservancy Of Los Angeles – “Restoring The Historic Murals”

Feb. 10: Michael Locke & Vincent Brook, “Silverlake CHRONICLES – Exploring An Urban Oasis In Los Angeles”

Feb. 3: Michael Stern, Author – “I Had A Ball: My Friendship with Lucille Ball”

Jan. 13: The Los Angeles Flag Revised: The History of Los Angeles as told through a proposed redesign of our city’s flag

Jan. 6: Sean Cawelti, Rogue Artists Ensemble – Join LABC as we learn from Sean T Cawelti, Artistic Director of the Rogue Artists Ensemble, about this group of theatre artists and their cutting edge work in the world of puppetry and modern theatre. We will also hear about their latest show, Wood Boy Dog Fish, a dark retelling of the Pinnochio fable at LA’s Bootleg Theatre.

2015

Dec. 16: Jack Maeby, Director, Giving Music – Join the Los Angeles Breakfast Club for our final meeting of the year as the esteemed Giving Music group performs a lively Holiday Concert.

Dec. 9: Commentator/Performer Saul Jacobs & Pianist Bob Lipson, “The Golden Age of American Popular Music” and “Fred Astaire: His Songs & His Dancing Ladies”

Dec. 2: Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays – Join the Los Angeles Breakfast Club as historians Mary Mallory and Karie Bible discuss the creation and production of their book, “Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays” and how the motion picture studios employed publicity stills in building audience and fan interest in motion pictures and film stars.

Oct 28: Charles Coulombe, Speaker & Historian – “Occult History In LA”

Oct 21: Jason Cochran – “Oscar Hammerstein: A Musical Legend”

Oct 14: Edmund Clinton III – “Clifton’s and Clifford Clinton: A Cafeteria And A Crusader”

Oct 7: Craig Van Doren, Founding Chairman, Honor Flight Southland – “Paying Tribute to America’s Veterans”

Sept. 30: David Davis, Award Winning Journalist & Author – latest book “Waterman – Biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890-1968) – Swimmer, Surfer, Olympic Gold Medalist, Hawaiian Icon”

Sept 23: Thom Mason, Professor of Jazz Studies at USC Thorton School of Music – “The Tony Bennett Story”

Sept 16: Judy Reilly, Guide Dogs of America – “Guide Dog Training 101”

Sept. 9: Escott Norton, Executive Director Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation – “Historic Los Angeles Theater’s”

Sept. 2: Jackie Sloan & Carrie Sutkin – “The Children’s Ranch Foundation & Atwater Village – Preserving One of LA’s Last Equestrian Districts”

Aug 26: Jeffrey Herr, Curator At Hollyhock House – “Frank Lloyd Wright – Houses in Hollywood”

Aug 19: Jack Maeby, Director, Giving Music – “Music That Matters: Therapeutic Benefits Of Music”

Aug 12: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Ziegfield Follies & Other Great Broadway Revues”

Jul 29: Lydia Dean, Founder & Director of GoPhilanthropic Foundation – “In The Wake Of Nepal Earthquake: A First Hand Account And A Way ForwardTo Rebuild”

Jul 22: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “Jazz And Swing In The 70’s And 80’s

Jun 24: Gency Brown, President, Western Music Association – “Western Music Showcase”

Jun 17: Tucker Smallwood,: Actor, Writer, Musician – “Sadness, Madness and Badness – Reflections on Combat, PTSD and Blues”

Jun 10: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Movie Themes Are Many Splendored Things”

Jun 3: Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, L.A. Public Library Photo Collection and Author – “The L.A. Library’s Image Archives – How To Navigate”
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Amy Inouye, Book Designer and President of Photo Friends of the L.A. Public Library – “History Project To Save Chicken Boy, aka The Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles”

May 27: Thom Mason, USC Professor of Music – “The Life & Music of Peggy Lee”

May 20: Richard Stanley – “Glamor & Photography: The Art Of Desire”

May 13: Phil Leirness for Bishop John T. Walker School – “Raising Success for Inner City Students” + Surprise Musical Guest

May 6: Stephen Barr, Producer-Director, Classics in Miniature, Inc. – “Puppets, Film, and Classic Literature”.

April 29: Christy McAvoy – “Thirty-Five Years Of Hollywood Heritage Advocacy”

Apr. 22: Pierre Odier, Adventurer & Traveler – “Tales Of My Travels”

Apr. 15: Karen Forman & Brendan McNamara – “The Big Tickle: A Throwback Radio Hour”

Apr. 8: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “From Classical Into The American Mainstream”

Apr. 1: Daniel Dean, Incensus, LLC – “Designing A New Kind of Society” Entertainment: Doug & Mandy Pression-Lacy with Steel Drums & Accordion

Mar. 25: Thom Mason, USC Professor of Music – “Harry James & Lionel Hampton”

Mar. 18: Dean Haglund – “Comedy, Improv and The History of Downtown Los Angeles”

Feb. 25: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “West Coast Jazz & Swing”

Feb. 18: Bronwyn Schramm, – “Tales for February – Groundhogs, Presidents and Valentines–The Holidays of the Shortest Month”

Feb. 11: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Musical Ways To Say I Love You.”

Feb. 4: Flory Kimber-Hoffman, “Flory Kimber & Paul Lyday In A Musical Romp From Berlin To Sondheim.”

Jan. 28: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “Frank Sinatra”

Jan. 21: Nancy Gneier, Travel Town Museum & Foundation – “Why Is Los Angeles Horizontal And Not Vertical.”

Jan. 14: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Classical Folk Songs: Stephen Foster & More”

Jan. 7: Steven Keesal, Treasurer, Fisher House of Southern California, Inc. – “Insuring That Military Returnees Receive The Best Treatment.”

2014

Dec. 10: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “From Classical into The American Song Book”

Dec. 3rd: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “Nat King Cole”

Nov. 26: Sister Terry Dodge, Crossroads, Inc. – “Crossroads Advocacy Update”

Nov. 19: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “Big Band Stars: Featuring Gene Krupa and Lionel Hampton”

Nov. 12: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “A Salute to the USO Entertainers”

Oct. 29: Dr. Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “Glenn Miller”

Oct. 22: Dr. Jonathan Thomas, Chairman of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine – “Promise and Progress in Stem Cell Research”

Oct. 15: Natalie Lewis, Associate Director of Regional Offices – Sunshine Kids – “Helping Kids With Cancer Smile”

Sept. 24: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC, “A is for Armstrong: Louis Armstrong”

Sept.17: Charisse Rudolph, “Healing Horses-Armed Forces”

Sept.10: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College, “Latin Roots-American Hits”, Golden Age of American Popular Music

Sept. 3: Andie Squires, “California Telephone Access Program”

Aug 13 Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “The Silver Screen Songs of Harry Warren”

Aug 6: Bob De Wees, Member & Traveler – “Journey Around Tokyo”

July 30: Rebecca Lienhard, President & CEO, Tierra del Sol Foundation – “Creating Opportunities And Professional Development for Artists With Disabilities”

July 23: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC, “A Duke Named Ellington”

June 25: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “A Duke Named Ellington”

June 18: Los Angeles Breakfast Club Presents – “Lori Donato and Guests – A Musical Cabaret”

June 11: Mark Shinnick, Infant Stimulation Systems – “Infant Stimulation Systems Saving Lives”

June 4: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College, Golden Age of American Popular Music Series – “They Re-Invented The Broadway Musical: Rodgers & Hammerstein”

May 28: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “Benny Goodman-The King of Swing”

May 21: Robert Boller, Director of Programs – “Project Angel Food-For Life, For Love, For As Long As It Takes”

May 14: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “The Golden Age of American Popular Music” Series – “An Era Of Wit & Sophistication”, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart

April 30: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “The Ella Fitzgerald Story”

April: 23: Jonathan Zeichner, Executive Director, A Place Called Home – “Intercity Youth-Precious-Pathways to Transition”

April 16: Norma Jean Vescovo, CEO – Independent Living Center of So. Cal. – “Serving Those With Disabilities, Older Adults & Veterans”

April 9: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Great Song Writers for Crosby & Sinatra”

April 2: Elaine Doran, Community Relations Director and Stuart Berton, Board Member – “El Nido Family Centers -Transforming Lives Since 1925”

Mar. 26: Natasha Prime, Founder and Director, The Place – “All Young People Deserve A Safe Place to Grow into Socially and Emotionally Healthy Adults”

Mar.12:Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Broadway’s Second Golden Age”

Mar.19: LABC Member, Bob DeWees – “Journeys in Japan”

Mar. 5: “History of New Orleans Mardi Gras/Audio-Visual plus Doug Legacy playing Zydeco music on his Accordion”

Feb. 26: George Gurniak, Na Pali Coast ‘Ohana Foundation – “Committed to Protect & Preserve Kauai Island Nu’alolo Kai Hawaii’s Hidden Ancestral Village”

Feb. 19: Kelly Nardoni, San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity – “Bringing People Together to Build Homes, Communities and Hope”

Feb. 12: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Re-Birth of the Blues & Jazz”

Feb. 5: Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “Adventures in the Kingdom of Swing: Stories of the Swing Era and Beyond”

Jan. 29: Tomas O’Grady, “Enrich L.A. – An Edible Garden in Every School”

Jan. 22: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Our Heritage of Golden Folk Songs: Stephen Foster & More”

Jan. 15: Paul R. Wineman & Associates – “Middle East Update”

Jan. 8th: Lt. Jessica Sneed, Glendale Salvation Army – “Glendale Salvation Army,2014 – Programs & Social Services”

2013

Dec 18: Jan Lacey and harpist Paul Baker – “Magical Musical Moments”

Dec 11: Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – Golden Age of American Popular Music Series – “Frank ‘Guys & Dolls’ Loesser”

Dec 4: Dr. Thom Mason, Professor of Music at USC – “Jazz from A to Z”

Nov 27: Rick & Virginia Hawthorne, Valley View Vaulters – “Helping Change Lives Through Vaulting & Gymnastics for All Ages & Abilities”

Nov 20: Winston Wo, Los Angeles Chinese American Citizens Alliance Community Action – “Fostering Community Minded Youth Leadership”

Nov 13: Judith Nesleny, a Concert Pianist, is a former pupil of Istan Antal, Zoltan Kodaly, Rosina Lehevinne, among others. Born and educated in Hungary, Ms. Nesleny is recognized as an expert on the works of Franz Liszt. She will perform at the Los Angeles Breakfast Club

Nov 6: Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Big Hits of the Big Bands” Golden Age of American Popular Music Series”

Oct 30: Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times Writer – “Earthquakes: How They Can Effect Future Construction”

Oct 23: Pierre Odier, Author & Explorer – “Gabon, Africa – Expedition to the Virgin Woods of Gabon – Searching for the Secluded Pygmies”

Oct 16: Debbie Unruh, Founding Exec. Dir. of Elizabeth House – “Helping Women and Children in Need”

Oct 9: Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Vaudeville to the Airwaves” Golden Age of American Popular Music Series

Oct 2: Dr. Donald Seligman, Los Feliz Improvement Association – “Los Feliz and the Silent Film Era: The Heart of Los Angeles Cinema 1908 – 1930”

Sep 25: Michelle Massie, Director of Development, Canine Champions for Independence – “Help is a Four-Legged Word”

Sep 18: Ray Harapatian, Tobin World – “A Behavioral Education and Treatment Program for Children and Young Adults”

Sep 11: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Yankee Doodle & Other Patriots” Golden Age of American Popular Music Series

Sep 4: Debbie Unruh, Elizabeth House – “Helping Women and Children in Need”

Aug 28 Melissa Ballantine, RN – “Doctors Without Borders-Providing Emergency Medical Care”

Aug 21: Rita T. Hopkins, Foundation Director, Glendale Association for the Retarded – “Empowering Adults with Developmental Disibilities to Gain Independence”

Aug 14: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Old Time Radio Themes”

Aug 7: Cindy Young & Richard Caines, New Directions – “New Directions for Veterans – Putting Veterans First Since 1992”

July 31: Steve Smith, Assistant Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America – “Helping Youth of America”

July 24: Cathy Kort, Director of Development, Hollygrove – “Celebrating 100 Years in Hollywood Helping Children”

July 17: Bernadette Soter, V.P. Outreach, Friends of Griffith Park – “Secrets of Fern Dell”

July 10: Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – Golden Age of American Popular Music Series – “Magical Musical Movie Moments”

July 3: Melody Merians, Chief Development Officer, Covenant House California – “Reaching Out To At Risk Homeless Youth Living On The Street”

Jun 26: Jim Weaver, Executive Director Emeritus – Angel Flight West – “Angel Flight West-A Mission of Charity”

Jun 19: Stacy Taylor, Development Director – Gary Sinise Foundation – “Serving Our Nation by Honoring Our Defenders, Veterans, First Responders, Their Families and Those In Need”

Jun12: Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – Golden Age of American Popular Music – “Magical Musical Movie Moments”

Jun 5: Debbie Smith, Fred Jordan Mission – “Homeless and The Hungry”

May 29: Melanie Merians, Chief Development and Communications Officer – Covenant House California – “CHC – Reaching Out To At Risk Homeless Youth Living On The Streets”

May 22: Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – Golden Age of American Popular Music – “He Wove a Silver Lining: Jerome Kern”

May 15: Don Schilling, President – Glendale-La Crescenta Stamp Club – “The Wonderful of Stamp Collecting”

May 8: Dr. John Menchaca, President/CEO – East L. A.
Remarkable Citizens Association – “Serving the Developmentally Disabled”

May 1: Dale Gorman, Executive Director, The Kids
Community Dental Clinic – “Providing Dental Treatment
for Low Income and Uninsured Children”

Apr 24: Rev. Marilyn Jensen-Johnson – “Love Is The Answer”

Apr 17: Dawn Fuller, UC Cooperative Extension – “4 H – The Revolution of Responsibility”

Apr 10: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College – “Where In The World Did That American Song Come From”

Apr 3: Dr. Jorge Reuben and Dorothy Stringer, Operation Smiles Uplifting Military – “OSUM – Free Dental Services for Our WWII, Korean & Vietnam Veterans”

Feb 27: Oliver Chin – Publisher & Author – “Immedium: Publishing Books That Children Enjoy

Feb 20: Raquel Ortiz – YWCA of Glendale – “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women”

Feb 13: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson – USC Emeriti College – “The Musical Kingdom of Walt Disney”

Feb 6: Becky Witwer, Foundation Manager – Junior Blind – “Celebrating 60 Years of Changing Lives”

Jan 30: Lydia Green, Ballet Writer, Performer, Choreographer and Co-Director –
“A Morning of Dance, Music and FIlm – Presentation of How Dance and Music Merge into Cinema”

Jan 23: Stacy Taylor, Development Director – Gary Sinise Foundation –
“Serving Our Nation by Honoring Our Defenders, Veterans, First Responders, Their Families and Those in Need”

Jan 16: Jay C. Munns, Pianst –
“Music of the Great American Song Book”

Jan 9: Alyce Russell, Director – Glendale Humane Society –
“Finding Permanent Homes for Dogs & Cats since 1924”

2012

Dec 19: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College
“Women Who Wrote the Songs We Love – The Golden AGe of American Popular Music”

Dec 12: YWCA of Glendale

Dec 5: Stacey Taylor, Development Director, Gary Sinise Foundation
“Serving Our Nation by Honoring Our Defenders, Veterans, First Responders, Their Families and Those in Need”

Oct 31: Dillu Ashby, Docent – L.A. Zoo
“What is Orangutan Watch”

Oct 24: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College
“Tin Pan Alley—The Golden Age of American Popular Music”

Oct 17: Anthony Broude, President
“U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans of WW II – SS Lane Victory”

Oct 10: Michael Flood, L.A. Regional Food Bank
“Mobilizing Resources to Fight Hunger in Our Community”

Oct 3: Heather Carmichael, Executive Director, My Friends Place
“Assist and Inspire Homeless Youth to Build Self-Sufficient Lives”

Sep 12: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College
“Tin Pan Alley – The Golden Age of American Popular Music Series”

Sep 5: Captain Stacey Gerlich, L. A. City Fire Department
“Emergency Respnse – Disaster Relief”

Aug 29: Elizabeth Polenzani, Assistance League of Pasadena
“Caring and Commitment in Action”

Aug 22: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College
“He Wove a Silver Lining: Jerome Kern- The Golden Age of American Popular Music Series”

Aug 15: Larry Adamson, The Midnight Mission

Aug 8: Rachel Spooner, Best Buddies California Jobs
“Integrated Employment for People with Disabilities – How Can You Help”

Aug 1: Dan Maljanian, Convalescent Aid Society
“Source & Help for Convalesing Patients and Their Families”

July 25: Joe Callahan, Salvation Army L.A. Area Command
“It Takes a Community to Raise a Child”

June 27: Judith Norris, Pepperdine Univ. School of Law
“Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud”

June 20: Paula Woodley, Infinite Dreams
“Arts and Disabilities”

June 13: Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College
“They Blended Vienna and Broadway: Lerner & Loewe” Sing-along and Background Stories

June 6: Bill Siefke, Great Western Tours
“Rails to Sails – Half the Fun is Going Together”

April 25: Los Angeles Water & Power
“Water Conservation”

April 18: Dennis McCarthy, Daily News Columnist, Retired
“Here’s to 30 Years Covering the Valley”

April 11: Tommy Hawkins
“Life Reflections of an Eclectic Athlete”

April 4: Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College
The Golden Age of American Popular Music: “The Society Bon Vivant from Peru, Indiana: Cole Porter”

Mar 28: Dilys Garcia, CASA
“Court Appointed Special Advocates”

Mar 21: Shirley and Murray Ansell, Life Energy Coaching
“Living Purposefully at Any Age…how to find your unique purpose and enjoy every moment of your life””

Mar 14: Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College
The Golden Age of American Popular Music: “The Wizard of Oz: Harold Arlen”

Feb 29: Brooke Dafesh – Make-A-Wish Foundation
“Make-A-Wish: Making Wishes Come True”

Feb 22: Anna Asheghian
“Boy Scouts of America”

Feb 15: LaShanda Maze & Rebekah Miller
“Counseling 4 Kids – Meeting the Needs of Foster Children”

Feb 8: Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson – The Golden Age of American Popular Music
“Johnny Mercer & Hoagy Carmichael”

Feb 1: Tomas O’Grady – Enrich LA
“Enrich LA – A Garden in Every School”

Jan 25: Paul Fejtek, Author, Business Leader & Mountaineer
“Steps to the Summit” – Reaching the Top in Business & Life
Steps to the Summit.com

Jan 18: Rick Davis – Attorney at Law
“My Service on the Grand Jury”

Jan 11: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson – USC Emeriti College
The Golden Age of American Popular Music – “Irving Berlin”

Jan 4: Don Berkus, Author & B-24 Pilot
“Another Soldiers Story”

2011

Dec 21: Saul Jacobs and Bob Lipson – The Golden Age of American Popular Music
“Popular Christmas Songs and the Stories”

Dec 28: Breakfast Club Closed

Dec 14: Eric Warren, Author
“Eagle Rock Then and Now”

Dec 7: Pasadena Humane Society
“Compassion and Care for All Animals”

Nov 30: Jackie White, Manager – Crossroads, Inc.
“Crossroads Advocacy Update”

Nov 23: Nov. 23 Rev. Charles Updike, First Baptist Church
“Power of Gratitude”

Nov 16: Leon Mayer, Attorney at Law
“Who Says the Law Can’t be Humorous”

Sep 21: Saul Jacobs & Bob LIpson – USC Emeriti College
“Movie Themes Are A Many Splendored Thing”

Sep 14: Harriet Ells, Program Director – KCRW Public Radio
“Keeping Public Radio Relevant”

Sep 7: Nancy Olson – Volunteer Center of L.A.
“Getting Engaged Through Volunteerism”

Aug 31: Jack Barron – UCLA People-Animal Connection
“Animal Assisted Therapy and How it Helps People”

Aug 24: Shawn Milligan, Detective – Glendale Police Department
“Identity Theft and Related Issues”

Aug 10: Christal Smith, Founder – Emergency Kits 4 All
“What You Really Need to Know about Diaster Preparedness”

Aug 3: Diane Jamieson
“The Great Apes of the Los Angeles Zoo”

July 27: Judith Hopkins
“Taking the Reins – An Investment in Girls Making Tomorrow Better”

July 20: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson – USC Emeriti College
“Salute to Yankee Doodle & Other Patriots”

July 13: Taylor Whitney – Preserving The Past
“Preservation Methods: Saving our Tangible History from Annihilation”

July 6: Doug Smith, Writer – Los Angeles Times
“Grading the Teachers”

June 29: Charles Perry, Author
“Of Beer and Baseball – Maier Brewing Dynasty”

June 22: Fadwa Assad – Children of the Night
“Rescuing America’s Children from the Ravages of Prostitution”

June 15: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson – USC Emeriti College
The Golden Age of American Popular Music Series: “Let’s Hear It for the Ladies”

June 8: Paul Wineman
“Middle East Update”

June 1: Doug Smith, Writer – Los Angeles Times
“Grading the Teachers”

May 25: Cathy Kort – Hollygrove
“Heart for Hollygrove”

May 18: USC Emeriti College – Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson
“Songs and Stories of the Singing Stars”

May 11:Pierre Odier, Author and World Traveler
“Cambodia: Angkor – A Lasting Legacy”

Apr 20: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson – USC Emeriti College
“Songs of the Rat Pack – Sinatra, Martin and Davis”

Apr 13: Rex Link
“Life & Times during WWII, Korea & Vietnam”

Apr 6: Dan Berkowitz & Mary Beaudry
“Music for Social Change”

Mar 30: Dawn Fuller, UC Cooperative Extension-L.A. County
“4-H in the L.A. Community”

Mar 23: Meghann Flynn, New Directions, Inc.
“New Directions for Veterans Services”

Mar 16: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson, USC Emeriti College
“Songs That Won the War (WWII)”

Mar 9: Diane Jamieson, L.A. Zoo
“The New Elephants of Asia Exhibit”

Mar 2: Marvin of the Movies
“Will Rogers Follies – A Life on Review”- Part Two

Feb 23: Marvin of the Movies
“Will Rogers Follies – A Life on Review”- Part One

Jan 26: Elaine Chen, The Junior Blind of America
“Helping Blind, Visually Impaired, and Multi-Disabled Children and Adults Achieve Independence”

Jan 19: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson – USC Emeriti College
“Tin Pan Alley Classics”

Jan 12: Pamela Mrazek, YWCA of Glendale
“Healing Through the Arts for Domestic Violence Victims”

Jan 5:Cindy Laverty, Author
“Caregiving: Eldercare Made Clear & Simple”

2010

Oct 27: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson
“Magical Musical Movie Moments: The Golden Age of American Popular Music”

Oct 20: Jeanett Cordon
“YMCA of Glendale – Building Strong Kids, Families & Communities”

Oct 13: Marvin of the Movies
“Hollywood Movie Shorts: It’s a Suprise!”

Oct 6: Katherine De Arion
Master Painter & Muralist

Sept 22: Simon Gee
Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services
“Educating Disadvantaged Children for Tomorrow’s Success”

Sept 15: S. Jacobs & B. Lipson, USC
“They Blended Vienna and Broadway – Lerner and Loewe”

Sept 8: Maggie Lane
“The Celestial Opera Company – A Miraculous Force for Good in the Community”

Sept 1: Sam Engel, Neighbor Services Administrator, City of Glendale
“Quality of Life in a Modern City”

August 25: Richard Fox – Well Known Entertainer and author of “The Captain’s Lady”

August 18: Saul Jacobs & Lipson – USC Emeriti College
“They Reinvented the Musical – Rodgers and Hammerstein”

August 11: Dan Aparicio – Program Manager, Southern California Edison
“Edison SmartConnect”

August 4: Pierre Odier
“Following the Trail of a World Traveler””

July 28: Patricia Kane
“Forest Lawn Memorial – The First Hundred Years”

July 21: Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson
“The Era of Wit & Sophistication – Rodgers & Hart”

July 14: Darrell Kunitomi – Writer, L.A. Times
“Inside the L.A. Times – Aboard the Titanic”

July 7: Paul Wineman
“Middle East Update”

June 30: Roberta Wilcox
Conductor, Player, Manager
“PSYCO + Bob Brandzel Show”

June 23: Debbie Decker
“IRIS – Offering Help and Hospitality to the World”

June 16: USC Emeriti College
Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson
“The Society Bon Vivant from Indiana: Cole Porter”

June 9: Marvin of the Movies
“Hollywood Movie Shorts: Annie Laurie & Rufus for President”

June 2: Charles Perry, Writer
“L.A.’s Wild Old West Side”

May 26:Marvin of the Movies
“Hollywood Movie Shorts: A Trip to a Hollywood Studio & Alice in Movieland”

May 19: N/A

May 12: Darrell Kunitomi, Writer
“Inside the L.A. Times aboard the Titanic”

May 5: USC Emeriti College
Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson
“The Wizard of Oz: Harold Arlen”

April 21: USC Emeriti College
Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson
“Penniless Immigrant to American Icon, Irving Berlin”

April 28:Southern California Edison
Rudy Perez
“Renewable Energy”

March 10:USC Emeriti College
Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson
“The Wizard of OZ: Harold Arlen”

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