Episode #53: Speed Shops, Strip Clubs, Quarks, & the Future of Downtown LA

Join us this week as we talk with Gale Banks, the guru of automotive turbo-charging, about the mentors and apprenticeships that shaped his career in high performance. We’ll also visit with Erick Lopez, a Los Angeles City Planner, to learn about about zoning changes intended to create a more transit- and pedestrian-oriented city, and new tools for development for Downtown L.A.

Plus a possible new home for the Bahooka’s famous carrot-eating fish Rufus, why the zoning code enables McMansions, folk artist Leonard Knight of Salvation Mountain dies and a revamped Glassellland sign is coming soon. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of Feb. 17th, 2014

Photo: Gale Banks with his award winning 10th grade Science Project

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

On Richard Feynman’s artwork, as discussed in Gale Bank’s interview. 

Re:Code LA

Rufus the fish, on the move?

On mansionization and demolition permits.

Leonard Knight, artist at Salvation Mountain, RIP.

Glassellland is coming.

February LAVA Sunday Salon

And the Broadway On My Mind series returns in February

March Crime Lab Seminar

March LAVA Sunday Salon

Kim’s novel, The Kept Girl, is now available