Michael Gross Charms On and Off Screen

Photo courtesy Universal Pictures La Cañada Flintridge resident Michael Gross stars in “Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell,” the sixth film in the franchise, due for release May 1. He has embraced his fan-favorite character, who is a supporting or lead character in every film in the franchise as well as the TV series.
Photo courtesy Universal Pictures
La Cañada Flintridge resident Michael Gross stars in “Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell,” the sixth film in the franchise, due for release May 1. He has embraced his fan-favorite character, who is a supporting or lead character in every film in the franchise as well as the TV series.

Depending on the time of year, you can find him in the bleachers at La Cañada High School volleyball matches or on set in a South African desert.
In between, you might happen to see Michael Gross ordering his decaf cappuccino from Constellation Coffee on Foothill Boulevard, or possibly at a local Planning Commission meeting regarding a development in his neighborhood. In his round glasses and absent facial hair, you may have to double-take to recognize him as the actor behind Steven Keaton from the sitcom “Family Ties” and Burt Gummer from the cult-favorite “Tremors” franchise. Continue reading “Michael Gross Charms On and Off Screen”

Conversation Continues on LCF Senior Living Project

Photo by Mirjam Swanson / OUTLOOK
One of many speakers at Tuesday night’s Planning Commission meeting, Michael Gross suggests the 72-bed Oakmont Senior Living facility proposed at 600 Foothill Blvd. won’t offer its residents the village-like atmosphere it has promised.

The Planning Commission called a timeout Tuesday after listening to more than four hours of testimony about the proposed Oakmont Senior Living project during a jam-packed meeting.
Commissioners agreed that they needed more time to consider the project before deciding whether to approve or deny it, or even whether to request Oakmont take any specific actions. For now, discussion of the matter was continued to a date uncertain.
“I heard a lot tonight and learned a lot tonight,” Planning Commission Chairman Rick Gunter said. “Studying this project is a lot of work; the various reports were literally hundreds of pages. I need some time to think about what I heard and absorb it. I don’t know exactly what do at this moment. I can’t give a snap decision, I’ve just got to go back and read it again.” Continue reading “Conversation Continues on LCF Senior Living Project”