Archive for the ‘Press Clippings’ Category

The Knolls Ranger on the News in China!

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

You remember that Best of the West Chowderfest we went to back in March?  Well apparently it was reported on by a Chinese television crew and guess who makes a cameo appearance in the background.  That’s right, The Knolls Ranger being beamed straight to you China! Also visible is Natalie Gutenkauf of The Factory Gastro-Bar! Catch the whole thing right here!

Tickled by our 15 Seconds of Fame

Good Writers Borrow…

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Blair Cohn- The Man Behind First Fridays

Blair Cohn, the executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, and my bff recently took a trip to the city of angels and discovered that First Fridays needs more furries.  Read all about it here.

Knolls Ranger Interviewed by the Uptown Gazette

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

In the Press Again!

The Uptown Gazette flung a few hard balls my way and also spoke with Ryan Smolar and Blair Cohn about Long Beaches one-and-only superhero!  Read the full article here.

Bixby’s Best Boy Blair Cohn in the Press!

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Blair, Annie, & the Ranger

The uninitiated may not recognize this man about town, but Blair Cohn (photo’d here standing to the left of the Knolls Ranger and canine pal) is the executive director of The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association, the organizer of successful community events such as First Fridays, the father of the Supper Club and the Bixby Knolls strollers, and my personal friend.  In other words, he’s Commissioner Gordon to my Batman.  It’s safe to say that Bixby Knolls wouldn’t be the same without him and his beautiful Bulldog Annie.  He’s implemented hundreds of fantabulous marketing opportunities on a dime!  (Literally, he’s always sitting on a dime.  It’s odd I know, but I think it has something to do with the special place he holds in his heart for four-term US president Franklin Delano Roosevelt [and the special place FDR holds in his metal alloy heart for Blair's Gluteus Maximus])  But don’t take our word for any of this (except the FDR butt thing), The Press Telgram has honored our man Friday (I mean, Cohn) with a powerful puff piece of panegyrical prowess!  Read the whole thing here, and then come up to Bixby Knolls for a potpourri of mom-and-pop-shopitude, arts and culture, and fine dining!

Knolls Ranger voted Best Superhero By District Weekly!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Knolls Ranger

The District Weekly has their Best of LB issue out now and guess who was voted Best Superhero?!  The issue also featured an enlightening interview with my friends the Duke and Duchess of Bixby Knolls!  Read the full article here.

“The Knolls Ranger rides into Bixby Knolls” on

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Bixby Knolls welcomes their "official superhero" the Knolls Ranger. Thanks to Thom Wasper for the photos.Creative firm Smolarcorp and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association are introducing the “Knolls Ranger,” the official Superhero of Bixby Knolls

Read the full article here