Local TV stations KFTV (Channel 21.1), KFSN (Channel 30.1) and KSEE (Channel 24.1) picked up top honors last weekend at the 40th Annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards in San Francisco.
The San Francisco/Northern California region -- one of 20 chapters awarding regional Emmys -- covers television and cable stations from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Hawaii and Reno.
KFTV picked up three awards, including being named the top evening newscast among medium markets for its "Noticias 21." The local Univision station also won Emmys for Investigative Report for "Contaminados," produced by Sandy Sirias and reported by Francisco Lopez Mireles; and Sports -- Regularly Scheduled Daily or Weekly Program for "Deportes 21," anchored by William Bonilla.
KFSN picked won for top daytime newscast for medium markets for "Action News AM Live." Longtime KFSN anchor Nancy Osborne was presented the Governors' Service Medallion.
KSEE news director Chris Manson and anchor Stefani Booroojian won an Emmy for "We Are Fresno" in the Feature News Report -- Light Series -- Medium Market category.
Speaking of KSEE, several readers emailed questions about the local NBC affiliate.
First, readers wanted to know why Pamela Prado has not been on the air.
She hasn't moved on to another job; she's on maternity leave.
Readers also wanted to know about a loss of signal. KSEE was at less-than-full power for a few days, but it is back at full strength after a transmitter tube and other parts were replaced.
"Cable and satellite were not affected except for the couple hours we had to take the transmitter down to complete the repair," says Matt Rosenfeld, KSEE President/General Manager. "Also, most over-the-air viewers continued to receive us but we did receive some calls and emails too."
Need a date?
KFSN (Channel 30) is throwing a bachelorette party.
The local ABC station wants to film local eligible women who are ready to find true love through TV as part of the new season of "The Bachelor."
If this seems like your way to true love, go to Pardini's Catering & Banquets, 2257 W. Shaw Ave., from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. on June 26. This will be your chance to meet with the show's casting producers.
If you can't get to the in-person tryouts, you can apply online at thebachelor.warnerbros.com.
For more details go to the community page on abc30.com.
Soap operas are dying on network television. If you are looking for a substitute for your daily serving of love, hate and treachery, check out the online series "California Heaven."
The swoap -- a web soap -- is a three-times-a-week online daytime drama created by Fresno's Stewart St. John and Todd Fisher. It can be found at stjohn-fisher.com/ california-heaven.
"California Heaven" is a supernatural story revolving around the Corrigan family and the dark secrets of a small Malibu town. New episodes are posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Another TV opportunity
Producers of ABC's "Shark Tank" are looking for entrepreneurs, inventors, business persons, dreamers, promoters, creators and innovators to be on the reality series. There will be an open casting call Friday at the Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, 4222 Vineland Ave., Los Angeles.
If you can't make the drive, you can get application information at abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/ casting.
Another love story
EW.com reports Clovis native Kasey Kahl is among the invited guests to live in a mansion for the summer series "Bachelor Pad." The show brings together 18 contestants from the past "Bachelor" franchise to compete for $250,000 and possibly a second chance at love.
"Bachelor Pad" starts Aug. 8 on KFSN (Channel 30.1).