Brea Old and New: Tick-Tock, History Isn't So Boring After All™ ~ Charlie the Clock

Video Adventures

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

    7 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!

  • Brea’s Rising Stars, Carly & Christine Johnnie

    8 years ago by

    Carly and Christine Johnnie.

    Frequent visitors to BBON are already familiar with Carly and Christine Johnnie. These two talented young ladies are featured in several BBON videos, from opening night at the new Farrell's to a look behind the scenes at a Curtis Theater Production. But, their appearances as BBON's kid reporters are just a small part of their exciting schedule.

    Just recenly, both appeared in the three-weekend run of "The Wiz" at the Curtis Theater, and this weekend they were on the set in Santa Ana for a film called "Abigail". Directed by Tim Kressin and produced by Jamie Geoghan, the film tells the story of a 14-year-old girl struggling to find hope in the foster care system. Carly and Christine portray foster children.

    The sisters are also featured as zombies in "1, 2, Z", directed by Genna Ford, a post WWII horror/comedy that premiered in December, 2011. They spent two days on the film set, with two hours just for make-up. But, the girls really enjoyed the stunt training they received and the film crew kept the set fun for all the kids.

    Coming up in 2012, the girls appear as Irish dancing students in Katie Valovcin's "Treble Reel", set to be released in late Spring.  They also appear as school childlren in Cliff Breakfield's, "The Things We Left Behind", another film set for a late Spring release.  During filming, the girls had a reunion with another child actor they appeared with last year in "Wash Me", by Director Winston Tao.

    These young ladies are so talented and love performing. With such a long list of credits in their young careers, we can look forward to more appearances in BBON videos,  Stagelight, the Jazz Festival, Farrell's, and film work.

    As their Mom says, "They are busy".

  • BBON gets Two Scoops! on the new Farrell’s in Brea

    8 years ago by

    Our BBON Kid Reporters, Christine and Carly, had a super fun BBON Video Adventure as they did a walk through interview with Farrell’s cast member Dominique at our new Farrell’s Brea!  It was a tough job, I know, but somebody had to do it!  

  • The wonderfully exciting Farrell’s hiring event…ecstatic!

    8 years ago by

    Over 700 came out to audition for the new positions at Farrell's in Downtown Brea.....what a response! Take a look at some of the highlights.

  • BBON Behind the Scenes at Peter Pan

    8 years ago by

    A fascinating look behind the scenes at Stagelight Productions' 2011 Peter Pan production at Curtis Theater. Hosted by BBON Kid Reporters - Christine and Carly Johnnie.

  • BBON interviews Cy Young winner Randy Jones – part 2!

    8 years ago by

    Part 2 of the FASCINATING story of how Randy Jones grew up in Brea and his storied baseball career!

  • BBON interviews Brea’s own Randy Jones – part 1

    8 years ago by

    Beautiful Brea Old and New interviews Brea's own famous baseball player and Cy Young award-winner Randy Jones. This is part 1 of his fascinating interview on growing up in Brea and his baseball career.

  • Beautiful Brea Old & New Sandra Lynn Interview

    8 years ago by

    On November 1st, 2010,Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON) embarked on its 1st BB video adventure featuring Sandra Lynn Modic of Sandra Lynn Music. Sandra Lynn is a 2003 Brea Olinda High School Grad who has a chance at Country Pop Stardom! In October of 2011, Sandra Lynn married David Ellison, Executive Producer of Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol. David is the son of Larry Ellison of Oracle Software. We congratulate the newlyweds and wish them a lifetime of happiness!

  • A special BBON interview with Mr. Rose Parade, Raul Rodriguez.

    8 years ago by

    The 122nd annual Rose Parade is days away!! We hope you enjoy our BBON video adventure with Mr. Rose Parade, Raul Rodriguez! It certainly was an exciting adventure and rare interview at his personal home where Raul discusses the details about his magnificent floats. Many of you who have followed the Rose Parade over the years have seen Raul and his Macaw, Sebastian! Of course, Sebastian was perched on Raul’s shoulder when we conducted the interview. At one point, Damion, our videography, was “startled” when Sebastian decided to try out his shoulder!! I have to admit the look on Damion’s face was priceless! Special thanks to Raul, Robert, and his sisters for a most memorable time!!

  • BBON Interview with BOHS Coach Jeff Sink & his famous Ladycats!

    9 years ago by

    The BOHS Ladycats Basketball Team is one of the top high school women's teams in the nation. In March, 2011, they will be vying for the title of State Championship. read more