Robinson was video game maker, Making it at the Beach cartoonist

    In 1985, Keith Robinson entered a cartoon in Easy Reader’s annual Anniversary Writing, Photography, and Cartoon contest. The cartoon, titled “Making it at the Beach,” spoofed the childhood game of Chutes and Ladders. The first square read “Move out of parents’ house.” The final square read  “Buy house on The Strand — You…

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PENINSULA ARTS – Dynamic duo

Frances Steiner and Dr. Peter Barrett perform key roles for the cultural gem that is the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay When patrons fill the Norris Theater for the Oct. 18 opening performance of the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay’s 34th season, they’ll know they’re in good hands. At the baton will be…

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Intellivision is back

The Blue Sky Rangers have regrouped to bring back video games from a simpler time In the early 1980s Keith Robinson was getting paid to have fun with his friends, programming video games such as Astrosmash, Night Stalker and Sea Battle in a huge Mattel Electronics office in Hawthorne. In the early 1980s Keith Robinson…

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Woman must halve her pooping cats

The City Council last week told Hermosan Betty Starr she would have to get rid of two of her four cats, following a four-year neighborhood skirmish over dead birds, poop in yards, and who called who a you-know-what. Starr had applied for a permit to breach the city’s official limit of two pets per household.…

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