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The Oscar nominated movie SPOTLIGHT is honored by The Los Angeles Press Club

President Robert Kovacik, LA Press with Boston Globe Reporter Michael Rezendes (center) Ben Bradlee, Boston Globe (far right) with LA Press Club officers.

President Robert Kovacik, NBC, LAPC guest, LA Press with Boston Globe Reporter Michael Rezendes (center), LAPC Executive Director Diana Ljungaeus, Ben Bradlee, Boston Globe on the red carpet of the LA Press Club, Steve Allen Theater.

“First of all, we chose to name the award ‘Veritas’ for the Latin word for truth– or more correctly for the elusive Roman goddess is known for her beauty and purity,” said LA Press Club President Robert Kovacik, NBCLA Anchor, in describing a new LAPC award handed to the cast and crew of SPOTLIGHT. Kovacik moderated the Inaugural Veritas Award event, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at the Steve Allen Theater, Hollywood. It was a unique peek behind the scenes with characters in the movie and the real Boston Globe writers and editors like Ben Bradlee, Jr., and Michael Rezendes.

SPOTLIGHT was written by Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, who also directed it. “As journalists, our job is to find the truth following the path to her wherever it may lead and deliver to our readers and audience whatever her form may be– even when she is ugly or painful,” they both said.

“I never thought it (the movie Spotlight) would become a reality,” said Michael Rezendes, senior investigative reporter, Spotlight Team, The Boston Globe. “The producers approached us in 2008 and here we are in 2016, it took a long time to happen.” Rezendes was asked about the image of reporters and if he thought this movie might boost that and call for more investigative writers and reporters? More on the full story here.
LA Press Club honors Oscar Nominated SPOTLIGHT movie. (photos)

Operation Blankets of Love says several hundred dogs and cats adopted over the weekend

OBOL kisses pig

OBOL’s Brad Smulson will kiss any animal, even a pig if it helps in the adoption.

OBOL’s Brad Smulson making friends with Tallulah at the NKLA Super Adoption Event!
About 250 furbabies were adopted over the weekendBe sure to always stop by and visit the OBOL booth and ADOPT a dog or a cat! Couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks! OBOL helped us find Tango below. Brad takes time out to kiss a pig.

L-R, Eileen Smulson, OBOL, Charlotte Ross and NBCLA Anchor Robert Kovacik MC the adoption event.

Congrats NKLA, Best Friends Super Adoption Weekend. 500 furbabies were adopted thanks to all the the operationblanketsoflove.org volunteers…NBCLA Anchor, Robert Kovacik was the MC with Charlotte Ross helping out.


Eileen Smulson, OBOL with County Sheriff Deputy

Eileen Smulson, OBOL with Officer Torres, LA Co.

Officer Torres from LA County, Downey Shelter also stopped by to say hello and help OBOL will be delivering warm comfort supplies. Other Animal News at OBOL…

Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center:
SPARC is now an official drop of location for ‘Operation Blankets of Love’ A nationally recognized animal welfare and relief non-profit organization providing aid and comfort to Homeless Animals in Shelters and Rescues.
You can also contribute online at www.OperationBlanketsofLove.org
“We are happy to be part of a network which provides such comfort for animals,” said Eilen Smulson, OBOL. “Our loving girl Chica, who has a terrible case of arthritis is a prime example of what a single comfortable blanket can do.santa paula rescue

Watching her snuggle up and relax a very needed rest, provides a ear to ear grin for all involved. Any support in this ‘Operation’ is SO appreciated. Thank you all for continuous support.” “Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center Our Executive Director and staff of Operation Blankets of Love going the extra mile to change the lives of our loved animals!”, she said.