Los Angeles is home to lots of celebrities – unfortunately only one lives in my neighborhood. That would be IBD’s Matt Krantz, who I regard as America’s leading markets and investments writer. I often pass Krantz on my daily walks, my brush with business journalism celebrity.
I feel badly for Krantz, as I likely drove down home values when I moved into town. He lived here first.
One benefit of living in my neighborhood is FOX’s Los Angeles studios are a stone’s throw away, and it seems the network likes to film its outdoor television shots nearby.
I say “seems” because whenever I pass a television set, I rarely see a television show actually being filmed – just lots of people standing idly by and lots of trucks lining the streets. The only people seemingly doing any work are the ones with walkie talkies and earpieces directing nosy passersby’s to keep moving.
This morning I was initially alarmed when I saw a cyclist injured on the street and paramedics attending to him. I quickly knew it was a television show because the police cars and paramedic trucks said “Austin,” and while short staffed and underfunded, Los Angeles still has its own police and fire department.
The show was 9-1-1: Lone Star, an American procedural drama television series focusing on the fire, police, and ambulance departments of the fictional company 126, located in Austin, Texas. Normally, celebrities wouldn’t give me the time of day, but it turns out Lone Star’s cast and crew are dog lovers, and they took to my golden retriever.
Some photos from the show’s accident scene and my dog with his newfound Hollywood friends, some of whose identifies I’m not certain of.