Tune in to Episode Nine of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with Dan Fante, poet, playwright, and novelist about Los Angeles, the creative process, fathers and sons and his new memoir. We’ll also talk with Julie Rivett, grand daughter of Dashiell Hammett, about her grandfather’s literary legacy, his years with Lillian Hellman and leisurely lunches at the Brown Derby.

All this, plus cultural musings as Kim & Richard usher in the week of March 18th, 2013.

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The bottle diggers’ digital water cooler.

A modest proposal for the Tower Records site.

Public meeting about the Tower Records site.

Kim’s grandma Cutie’s TODAY Show web video.

Reservations now open for the free La Mirada Neff House tour.

The Getty acquires a Marjorie Cameron sketch book.

Richard tries to go to Pershing Square Advisory Board Meeting.

OT Johnson Block is near the site of a fatal accident on Broadway. Don’t forget R.B. Young!

St Vincent’s Court update and history lesson.

Graffiti in front of Clifton’s Cafeteria not removed by the city contractor.

About the Architectural Lighting Facade Program (Bringing Back Broadway).