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Media Colleagues Pay Tribute to Gary Lycan

The measure of Gary Lycan, a much loved and respected Southern California radio columnist, is all over the Orange County Register‘s Facebook page. After a courageous battle with cancer, Lycan passed away on Tuesday at the age of 68.

Here is just a sampling at press time of some of the comments left on Facebook in response to the paper’s sharing of the obituary piece by Peter Larsen:

Tim Conway Jr. (KFI AM 640 radio host): If it wasn’t for Gary always including me in his pieces, I would not be working on KFI today. He was the best friend radio could have ever asked for.

Nancy Luna (Register food reporter): I am so sad to hear this news. Gary wasn’t just a great reporter, he was a great selfless person. He was one of my biggest supporters. He had a knack for sending me a note of encouragement when I needed it the most. Despite his illness, he was still upbeat and positive. I admired him for that. Gary, you will be missed deeply. Rest in peace.

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Starbucks Goes Stealth for SoCal Testing of Beer, Wine Sales

We can only imagine the sophisticated levels of market analysis that preceded the decision to start testing “Starbucks Evenings” beer and wine sales in California at just two SoCal locations: Calabasas and Rancho Santa Margarita.

OC Register restaurant reporter Nancy Luna recently checked out the latter location with the newspaper’s “Good Libations” columnist Paul Hodgins. It’s not clear if the chain’s after-4 p.m. alcoholic-beverage options will be in future more prominently featured on the menu and advertised. For now, Luna notes that Starbucks is approaching it very subtly:

The barista counter does not showcase any bottles of beer or wine. A few small signs promote the upscale ["Small Bites"] food and wine list, but they are easy to miss. Paul and I agreed that the uninformed visitor would never know the cafe is selling alcohol.

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