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June 25-27, 2010

My wife and I had a great time in San Diego where I was the guest speaker for First Allied Securities. Joel Marks, CEO of First Allied Securities, treated my wife and I like royalty.  I truly enjoyed speaking to the people with First Allied and meeting all the wonderful people at the event.  It was first class!  My wife and I then spent a few days relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenes and sights of the Dan Diego area.  We visited Coronado Island, The Padres Stadium, and La Jolla.  The weather was gorgeous and it was a terrific few days.  From San Diego, my wife and I flew to Los Angeles.  We enjoyed a few days of star-gazing in Beverly Hills as we ran into Reggie Bush, Tim Tebow, Larry King, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.  We hit hot spots such as Nate and Al's for breakfast, The Polo Lounge and the shops on Rodeo Drive.  We also had the opportunity to see the Angels play the Rangers.  I got to spend some time with friend, Mike Scioscia, before the game, as well as many of the players, including Josh Hamilton.  I also toured the Getty Museum with my wife and visited Ben Howland at his offices on the beautiful campus of UCLA.  My wife and I had a blast in Beverly Hills/LA - it was a terrific trip!

DICK VITALE

Journal June 13-15, 2010

I had a great time speaking and appearing for Prudential in Miami, FL. There were over 300 people in attendance for the Prudential sales meeting in South Beach.  I have a wonderful relationship with Prudential and its executives.   Bruce Ferris led and organized the conference, along with his associate Tim Seifert.  My wife and I stayed at the recently renovated Fountainebleau Hotel.   It was absolutely spectacular and it was celeb galore poolside while we were there.  On the premises were Floyd Mayweather, Kim Kardashian, Christina Aguilera, and many others.  The paparazzi was out in full force!   While in Miami, I got a chance to see the Marlins play the Rangers, which was a load of fun.  It was a great few days of relaxation, fun, and work in the South Beach sun!

DICK VITALE

Journal June 6, 2010

What a thrill it was to see one of the greatest songwriters and singers live in concert - James Taylor.  My wife and I, along with friends, Lee Wetherington and Diane McFarlin, went to Tampa to see James Taylor and Carole King perform.  It was a fantastic evening, as the crowd sang along to every song.  After the show we got the opportunity to talk with James Taylor and Carole King.  What a fun night!

DICK VITALE

Journal June 9, 2010

I may be 71 but I certainly still act 10!  It's hard to believe another year has passed.  I have been so blessed with good health, a wonderful family, and a terrific job.  My life has certainly exceeded all of my expectations, that is for sure!  I had a wonderful birthday, celebrating with my entire family.  We enjoyed a terrific dinner at the Concession Country Club. Sean Murphy, owner of the prestigious Beach Bistro in Ana Maria Island, recently took over the restaurant at the Concession and I can tell you the food is first class!  It was a perfect evening to celebrate another amazing year in my life!

DICK VITALE

Quote of the Week

"Villanova coach Jay Wright is putting together a Hall of Fame resume."

  -Dick Vitale