Today, please join me in wishing Louie a happy birthday. While not quite in the 50 Club, Louie is knocking on the door.
I have known Louie since September of 1987, when I started working at Lerner Newspapers. Louie was already there, working his way through college.
We've come a long way since then. We've had lots of adventures and lots of fun over the years. We even managed to muddle through some ugliness at Lerner over the years, but we always did it as a team.
I couldn't ask for a better friend and business partner than Louie. Whether it is with his wife Effie and their three boys, his sisters or his parents, I always feel like part of Louie's family and he is part of mine.
Happy birthday to you, Lou. Best of all, next year, you're in the 50 Club!
Louie Atsaves and me in Los Angeles, CA-December 2015.