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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Hillary Clinton at Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan March 6, 2016

Hillary Clinton campaign raffling off night with the Clooneys

Democratic presidential front-runner, Hillary Clinton, is adding more Hollywood star power to her campaign. The Wrap says Clinton has more Hollywood endorsements “than all the other candidates combined.” Now Tinseltown heavyweight and a long time Democrat, George Clooney, along with his high-powered lawyer wife Amal Clooney, are on board to host fundraisers and a raffle for the former Secretary of State. The Clinton campaign sent out a tweet today about the raffle, which offers winners the opportunity to meet the candidate and the Clooneys... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Disney Studios in Burbank

Disney inside trader sentenced to prison

A San Francisco man out to make a quick profit is now facing a prison sentence for insider trading involving the Disney deal to buy Marvel Entertainment. Disney scooped up Marvel back in 2009 for $4 billion. Last April, Toby G. Scammell pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud stemming from his purchase pf more than 600 call options of Marvel stock for $5,465,  just before Disney bought Marvel, according to San Fernando Valley Business Journal. The story was first reported Thursday on Read More →

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Logo for the Californa Lottery and the Mega Millions game

Mega Millions jackpot hits $72 million

Another major Mega Millions lottery jackpot up for grabs tomorrow. On Tuesday, April 12, no one picked all of the winning numbers, but a player in San Francisco did get all but the Mega Ball correct. That lucky ticket is worth $467,776. The winning numbers from Tuesday’s draw:10, 23, 39, 41, 45, and 15. The next draw is Friday at 8 p.m.

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The San Francisco Collection  Photos by FLLewis This is probably my favorite San Francisco photo from my recent trip. A moody evening scene. Sea lions lounge and occasionally perform for onlookers off the coast of Pier 39 – with Forbes Island and its lighthouse in the background.   Like some of these folks, I treated myself to some divine sweets from Chocolate Heaven at Pier 39. I love this place and could spend days here, ah, eating chocolate.   Near Pier 39 boats galore float... Read More →


Novels, Romance & Hollywood

Novelist and Screenwriter James Dalessandro makes a point. Writer James Dalessandro has been pitching to Hollywood for years and knows how the game is played. Dalessandro shared some of what he has learned with wit, charm and a straight chaser of blunt reality at the Scriptscene mini-conference, July 30, held during the Romance Writers of America 28th Annual Conference in San Francisco. The Bay Area writer has sold a number of pitches, screenplays, and books. In 2004 his epic novel about the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, “1906,” was... Read More →

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Photo by FLLewis The San Francisco Collection   A familiar sight. Late evening fog hangs over the cityscape. This photo was taken at Pier 39, about two weeks ago, during my recent visit to the Golden Gate City.  


Cracking the computer keys again

The Golden Gate Bridge a San Francisco landmark I’m back after several days in the gorgeous City by the Bay, San Francisco. I joined more than two thousand folks for the 28th Annual National Romance Writers of America Conference. The soft economy has some markets in publishing struggling; not romance, which is keeping the cash registers humming. Here are some quick statistics. In 2007, romance fiction grabbed the biggest share of the publishing market with more than $1.3 billion in estimated revenue. Also, many of the top selling romances racked... Read More →

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