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Video Adventures

  • BOHS GITA Club to build Charlie the Clock centennial children’s website

    2 years ago by

    What did the unwound clock say to its owner? A: It’s about time!

      Update on Brea’s historic iconic Charlie’s Clock aka Charlie the Clock caricicature:

        Today, I met with Mr. Salesky, the creator and sole instructor of BOHS GITA (Global IT Academy), and three of his students, Anjali Patel, Zoya Kahn and Kyle Tam, who are working on building a Charlie the Clock website -- showcasing the city of Brea's first children's book, celebrating its centennial year in 2017.
  • Wacky Whole Foods Market Meetup

    2 years ago by

    Just another Wednesday at WFM Brea!!

      Time to fuel UP!

        Ralph the Rex arriving at Whole Foods Market Brea!

        Ralph the Rex arriving at Whole Foods Market Brea!

          CLICK here to watch the video!

            Arriving in what else -- but a Jurassic Jeep, Ralph the Rex met his neighbor and new sidekick cartoon Charlie the Clock. What fun they had frolicking through the humongous store with a checklist of food to divide and devour!

              Many thanks to the "fun crew" at Whole Foods Market Brea, our friend Ralph_the_Rex, Dino Doctor - ranger_kevin, and Charlie_the_ Clock cutout performer --Austin Zemlo!

                Those of you on Instagram: Coming soon Charlie the Clock-- Time Travel Celebrating 100 Years in Brea!

  • BBON is Celebrating 2,000 Facebook Fans with a Giveaway

    4 years ago by

    With the holiday season just around the corner, this is the perfect timing for gift giving, wouldn’t you say? Stay tuned for the details…

      Then--Carly and Christine-Marie Johnnie, our BBON Kid Reporters.

      Now--Christine-Marie and Carly Johnnie, all grown up!

        2,000 followers! Congratulations to BBON. We have enjoyed reporting special events and loved working with Carolyn. Farrell's grand opening shoot was our favorite. Has it really been three years?

          Christine-Marie and Carly Johnnie

  • Carly Johnnie represents Brea at OC Fair singing National Anthem

    5 years ago by

    Carly Johnnie, actress, model and singer, and our very own BBON kid reporter!

      People: Talented Brean Carly Johnnie, and the owner of Virtuo Music Center, Kal Paviolo in Brea were selected to sing the National Anthem on August 7 of this year. They represented Brea, La Habra, Placentia and Yorba Linda during the community flag salute.

        Carly, 10, is interested in an acting career. The St. Angela School student completed 17 Independent and short films, music videos and a TV pilot. She can be seen in videos for Nickelodeon, DJ Antoine and Farrell's Ice Cream. Carly also models and her image is in ads for Starline Tours of Hollywood, Made by Pam, UV SOUL and Just Daisy Handcrafted Jewelery. Carly has completed 12 theater productions and she and her sister, Christine are the kid reporters for BBON, their Brea online news source with Carolyn Campbell. She has just been asked to sing the National Anthem again at the Fair. We wish her luck in her career.

          Any news? Give Susan Gaede a jingle (714)529-8562 or e-mail

  • Video: Brea Chamber of Commerce celebrates,”100 Years of Brea.”

    5 years ago by

    100 Years of Brea

    Historic iconic sign "Brea Welcomes You." photo by Orange County Register

      Celebrating 100 years, Brea Chamber of Commerce with the help of the city, esteemed contributors and volunteers, including Brea Olinda High School students, put together a video celebrating 100 years in Brea. From a mighty gusher - the start of a thriving town in 1898 - to the origins of Brea Chamber of Commerce, local historic organizations, Brea Mall to Brea Downtown, and a look to our future, it’s “Good Old Brea.”

  • BBON Video: Interview with Susan Gaede, a.k.a. ‘Newsy Suzie.’

    6 years ago by

    BBON Susan Gaede Video

    At home with Susan Gaede (video courtesy of Related Grey in Brea)
    Photojournalist Susan Gaede talks candidly about 42 years in the field. Shy and meek, NO WAY, as Susan Gaede, a.k.a. ‘Newsy Suzie,’ says, 'I do my own thing.' And it is evident throughout this video as Susan tells her attention-grabbing stories about the locals and celebrities she has covered in her long career. A special thanks to Brea’s local columnist Susan Gaede, and the awesome team at Related Grey,, for producing this exceptional video for Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON).

  • Mayor Don Schweitzer talks about Brea projects on Time Warner Cable Local Edition

    6 years ago by

    Time Warner Local Edition with Mayor Don Schweitzer

    Architect/Artist Susan Narduli commissioned to build the Brea War Memorial. (Narduli Studios rendition)


    Mayor Don Schweitzer discusses Brea “going green” and a new War Memorial with Time Warner Cable Local Edition host Leslie Leyton.

    “Proud of what we have done to conserve energy” says, the Mayor mentioning “19 Breans will be honored on the memorial wall, we actually start breaking ground next week.”

  • BBON’s Christine Johnnie scores a part in Dilly Gence’s music video – Let Your Belly Hang

    6 years ago by

    Photo of Christine on set of "Gagewart” DJ Antoine Music Video with Brig MC

    "Let Your Belly Hang Out"

    Actor and singer Christine Johnnie, who is also our BBON kid reporter, recently completed a fun music video assignment.  She scored a part in Dilly Gence’s new music video “Let Your Belly Hang.” Dilly is a Songwriter, MC, Producer, Performer, and Photographer. In Dilly’s video, Christine is seen strutting her stuff down the catwalk to the tune of Dilly’s new song “Let Your Belly Hang.” Stop the video at minute 2:22-2:24 and you’ll see our Christine.


  • Famous athletes of Brea- a blast from the past

    6 years ago by


    Randy Jones #35

    We thought to share this great 1977 San Diego Padres team photo posted by Leslie Young, a fan of Randy Jones - BOHS grad and major league baseball player of the San Diego Padres.  At the time the photograph was taken, Randy, #35 bottom second left, was in his fifth year of playing for the San Diego Padres, with his best season in 1976, winning the Cy Young Award and named The Sporting News NL pitcher of the year! Randy Jones number 35 was retired by the San Diego Padres in 1997.

    We had the pleasure of meeting Randy when we interviewed him awhile back.  Under the homepage featured category: Video Adventures, you will find Part 1 & 2 BBON Randy Jones Video Adventure!

  • BBON interviews the dynamos responsible for “The Making of the Mall.”

    6 years ago by

    Back in the mid 1970's, Wayne Wedin, former city manager and mayor, and Rex Gaede, former mayor, were the gutsy go-getters responsible for the construction of the Brea Mall, which brought significant growth to little old Brea! Mayor Don Schweitzer (Mayor Pro Tem at the time of the interview) is our gracious host for this fascinating interview!