Episode #63: Secrets of the Alleys & Valley

Join us this week as we talk with the magnificently mustachio’d historian Paul Greenstein about the old Llano del Rio colony in the Antelope Valley and its upcoming May Day centennial celebration. We’ll also visit with Chris Nichols to learn about “Bowlarama,” his exhibition of bowling center ephemera, artifacts and design, which is currently on view at the A+D Museum.

We’ll also discuss Brent C. Dickerson’s newly published history, “Narciso Botello’s Annals of Southern California 1833 – 1847,” the status of the Zanja Madre discovery under the Blossom Plaza project in Chinatown, the discovery of a portion of the Temple Block under the City Hall Lawn, the restored footage of Union Station on opening day (May 3, 1939), rumors surrounding the sale of the Broadway Trade Center and our serious concerns as LA’s Department of Recreation and Parks pushes on with its RFP for a new tenant to operate and maintain Highland Park’s historic Lummis Home, pushing out longtime tenant/steward, the Southern California Historical Society. All this as more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of April 28th, 2014.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Chris Nichola’s presents Bowlarama, and The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Llano del Rio centennial event.

Paul Greenstein’s book Bread & Hyacinths.

The City of Los Angeles’ Department of Recreation and Parks Request for Proposals For the Operation and Maintenance of THE LUMMIS HOME.

Send and email to:sylvia.robledo@lacity.org of Council District One about Lummis House and the RFP process.

And send an email to:RAP.COMMISSIONERS@lacity.org the Commissioners and General Manager of Parks and Recreation.

Southern California Historical Society, longtime stewards of the Lummis Home.

Brent Dickerson’s narrative of an early Californio, Narciso Botello’s Annals of Southern California 1833 – 1847.

Southern portion of the Temple Block revealed

Only known footage of Union Station opening day parade, May 3, 1939 is restored.

Broadway Trade Center in escrow, and the rumors are flying.

The Zanja Madre is revealed.

LAVA event — An Afternoon in Old Monterey Park: El Encanto.