Many in St. Louis may remember Ron from the formative years of KSHE 95 in the 70's. Ron went on to write for television in Los Angeles with his wife, Joy Grdnic. They also hosted several radio shows in Los Angeles and New York before returning to St. Louis in 1996 to raise their children and run their national radio syndication company, All Star Radio Networks. They also own The Fountain on Locust, which Joy created. Through the years, Ron has always considered St. Louis his home.
I just checked out the Zoo’s proposed 25 year master plan. It includes a hotel, a 2,000 foot long gondola and giant pandas. All very nice, but it falls short of what a zoo should have in the year 2041. I may be dead by then, but I still care about keeping our St. Louis Zoo on that elite list of world class zoos. So here is my 25 year plan…
How did the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis end up with a major ballroom — if not the most popular, definitely the most well-known, ballroom in St. Louis: the Khorassan Ballroom — that bears the same name as what is now being described as a terrorist group “worse than ISIS?!”
Here are the top St. Louis headlines of the week and their links if you want to read more. But you really don’t need to; we supplied the rest of the story.
The City of St. Louis has confirmed that the Gateway Arch will move to Chesterfield.
“The choice was easy. That’s where the Taste of St. Louis and the Blues Week Festival are held,” says Mike Kociela, the man who moved the Taste of St. Louis and the Blues Week Festival from downtown St. Louis to Chesterfield.
OnStL has often discussed the idea of following the local St. Louis City neighborhood news. Not like Patch. Patch is nice, but it’s not what’s REALLY going on. Patch is more about what they WANT you to know about what’s going on. But the real news is much more gossipy. So I started actually reading the email I get from my gossipy friends who live in the city of St. Louis.
The Clayton-Skinker-Oakland-McCausland intersection, at the intersection of Clayton-Skinker-Oakland and McCausland, more widely known as the Amoco Sign intersection, will be revamped by the city of St. Louis, much to the dismay of all St. Louisans who detest change. And that would be all St. Louisans.
Is this what the kids are going to be doing now? Is it a new prankster trend like smart car tipping? On my way to the OnStL studios this morning I took a side road near St. Louis University in Midtown to avoid some intersections, when I passed this stop sign. I mention St. Louis University only to subtly suggest that it might just be an innocent “goodbye” prank by a student leaving for the summer, or possibly graduating to never return to this part of the world again. Or maybe zip ties are plotting to take over the world and starting with the stop signs. Either explanation is acceptable to me.
If you’ve followed OnStL for any length of time, it should be obvious by now that we don’t report news. But this news is too hot to pass on. The Westmoreland Place turkey died today. It was hit by a car.
I always promised myself that when I got older I would appreciate the way younger people do things differently. We all tried to be “different” when we were young and our parents just whined on about it. I don’t want to be a whiner. Kids don’t want to actually “talk” on a phone? Okay, fine, I can text misspelled words like the best of them.