Join us as we visit with Vince Lugo, direct linear descent of Don Antonio Maria Lugo, whose 19th century Spanish Land Grant helped define Southern California. Vince will talk about his family and his father’s pride and joy, San Gabriel’s beloved—and recently landmarked—Monster Park.

We’ll also talk with Darrell Kunitomi of the Los Angeles Times about the Chandler family’s legacy and how it is manifested and continues to evolve at the newspaper’s headquarters at 1st & Spring.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

LAVA Literary Salon— A Dashiell Hammett Evening, April 27th

Upcoming April Crime Lab Seminar

April 14th Architecture Tour of Neff Estate in La Mirada

Richard’s DnA interview about tiki artifacts from the Bahooka being acquired for the remodeled Clifton’s Cafeteria.

Hollywood Millenium Plan approved by PLUM.

Mount Zion Cemetery article

USC Village redevelopment plan approved.

Steve Gibson and the Figueroa Corridor BID.

NYC’s "Starting A Business Improvement District: A Step by Step Guide" (PDF).

Monster Park (La Laguna) inside Vincent Lugo Park, San Gabriel.

Book a tour of the Los Angeles Times or its printing plant from Darrell Kunitomi.

Los Angeles Times Building cross-section, opening day, 1935.