Pacific Life Building

The Pacific Life headquarters building in Newport Beach, California was extensively featured in the 1990s TV series “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”.

Finished in 1972, building was designed by William Pereira, the visionary behind Newport Center, UC Irvine, the Los Angeles County Art Museum and the Huntington Harbour master plan. The office is the size of five football fields with 238,000 square feet of office space.

Michelle Obama Announces New Podcast Aiming to ‘Build More Understanding and Empathy for One Another’ — TIME

(LOS ANGELES) — Michelle Obama will let her own voice be heard on a new podcast. The former first lady will host “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on the streaming service, the Obama’s Higher Ground and Spotify announced Thursday. The podcast will exclusively debut on Spotify on July 29…

Michelle Obama Announces New Podcast Aiming to ‘Build More Understanding and Empathy for One Another’ — TIME

ASCAP Says Donald Trump Campaign Can’t Use Any Rolling Stones Songs In Its Repertory — Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: President Donald Trump may be looking for a new walk-off song at his campaign rallies now that the Rolling Stones and BMI have put him on notice and threatened to sue if he ever again uses any of their songs licensed by the giant performing rights organization…

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ASCAP Says Donald Trump Campaign Can’t Use Any Rolling Stones Songs In Its Repertory — Deadline

Johnny Mandel, Composer Who Wrote ‘MASH’ Theme Song, Dies at 94 — Variety

Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter of “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Emily” and the theme from “MASH,” has died. He was 94. “I was so sad to learn that a hero of mine, Johnny Mandel, passed away,” wrote Michael Buble on Twitter. “He was a genius and one of my favorite writers, arrangers…

Johnny Mandel, Composer Who Wrote ‘MASH’ Theme Song, Dies at 94 — Variety

Google Will Pay News Publishers for Content Starting Later This Year — Variety

Google is prepping a “new news experience” to launch later in 2020 — for which the internet giant will finally directly compensate some publishers of “high-quality content” under a new licensing program. Google’s move follows actions by antitrust regulatory groups in Australia and France calling on Google to pay for news content, as well…

Google Will Pay News Publishers for Content Starting Later This Year — Variety

Home of the Week: Inside The Weeknd’s Gorgeous $25 Million LA Mansion and Its Neon-Lit Car Garage — via Robb Report

You could call it the ultimate Weeknd getaway. Nestled in the celebrity enclave of Hidden Hills, north of the Los Angeles sprawl, this sleek, farmhouse-style mansion has been home to Canadian music sensation Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, for the past three years…

Home of the Week: Inside The Weeknd’s Gorgeous $25 Million LA Mansion and Its Neon-Lit Car Garage — Robb Report

Barack Obama To Headline Fundraiser For Joe Biden, Who Raised $80.8M In May – Update — Deadline

UPDATED with Obama fundraiser: Former President Barack Obama is making his first foray into presidential fundraising this cycle, as he headlines an event next week with Joe Biden. The June 23 event will be virtual and it’s also being billed as “grassroots,” i.e. open to low-dollar donors. Tickets start at $15 per person…

Barack Obama To Headline Fundraiser For Joe Biden, Who Raised $80.8M In May – Update — Deadline

The Fountain at La Quinta Resort & Club

La Quinta Resort fountain
Fountain greeting guests to the La Quinta Resort and Club

Greeting guests to the La Quinta Resort & Club in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs is this beautiful fountain. I feel compelled to photograph it from a different angle on each visit. This view was captured on our last visit during the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournaments held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden last year.

Walter H. Morgan opened the La Quinta Hotel on December 29, 1926. Ninety-four years later, it still holds the classic Old California luxury resort style and vibe.

La Quinta Resort lobby
The La Quinta Resort and Club lobby.
La Quinta Resort casitas
La Quinta Resort and Club courtyard with it’s beautiful casitas.