Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stole the show at the Israel Independence Day celebration hosted by Consul General Jacob Dayan in Los Angeles. Twelve national and international television crews, plus another dozen photographers and print reporters jostled for positions Tuesday evening to cover the event, in particular the governor as he received an award recognizing his longtime support of Israel and the nation’s economy.
Terri R. Smooke sat at a table at Starbucks on Beverly Drive catching up on her letter writing.
"It's been so hectic the last few weeks, I've got to use every spare moment," she explained.
Smooke's appointment calendar started overflowing a month ago, when she took a call from Sharon Davis, wife of California Gov. Gray Davis.