Archive for the ‘Don Ray print story’ Category

Annie Get Your Gavel!

In Don Ray print story on February 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm

This is the judicial profile I wrote of Judge Annie Gutierrez in 2005 for the Los Angeles Daily Journal. She’s retired now and has honored me by asking to help her write her life story. You can click on the link below to read the story, but be sure to stay tuned for the book that will astound you with even more about the life of a truly inspirational woman.

Judge Annie Gutierrez — “Don’t tell me I can’t.”


Shopping for Profit — Undercover ‘Shopping’ — that is.

In Don Ray print story on February 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm

This is the first of at least three print stories and one television segment I wrote or produced about what they now call “Mystery Shoppers.” It was something that I did for many years to make ends meet. This one was for Valley Magazine, right before it went belly-up. I never got paid for this. I sued in small claims court and won a default judgment. It’s been 35 years. I don’t think they’re going to pay me.

Don’t forget to click below to see the story.


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Probably the First Story Anywhere About Video Piracy

In Don Ray print story, Government corruption, Investigative on February 11, 2012 at 8:07 am

I was writing daily TV news stories for Ralph Story and Connie Chung on the 5 and 6 o’clock news at KCBS (then KNXT) in Hollywood, but I really wanted to do investigative stories. At my lunch hour, I would scurry to the courthouses in Los Angeles Civic Center to search the new filings and the search warrant affidavits for possible stories. The people there at Channel 2 weren’t interested, so I took my stories to the newly formed Rebel Magazine. Even though it was a Larry Flynt publication, it had no problem printing well-reasearched investigative stories. That’s how this one came about. Be sure to click on the link below.

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