Episode #56: Crossing over: Death & Bridges

Join us this week as we talk with Cathee Shultz, who with her husband J.D. runs the eclectic and macabre Museum of Death in Hollywood. We’ll also visit with Southern California tile expert Brian Kaiser to discover the fascinating history of John Roebling & Sons, the family business that designed the Brooklyn Bridge, and whose devoted employees gave tile designer Ernest Batchelder an interesting early commission at the corner of 2nd and Alameda Streets in the Arts District.

We’ll also discuss El Sereno’s first proposed historic preservation overlay zone, a 45-day moratorium on new construction in West Hollywood West, non-profit funding shenanigans precede the centennial of Balboa Park’s Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, the Salvation Army on the Bowery to become an Ace Hotel and Jeremiah Moss’ musings on hyper-gentrification in New York. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of March 10th, 2014.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

The Museum of Death website.

Contact form for Brian Kaiser.

Councilman proposes El Sereno’s first historic district.

45-Day moratorium on new construction in West Hollywood West.

On the attempted privatization of Balboa Park’s centennial celebrations. 

Ace Hotel buys the Bowery’s Salvation Army facility.

Hyper-Gentrification, the Monster That Ate New York.

March Crime Lab Seminar

March LAVA Sunday Salon

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