Tune in to Episode Fourteen of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with Jessica Holada, curator for the current Occidental College Library book arts exhibit, Where Bohemians Gathered, about early 20th century literary culture in North East Los Angeles. Then we’ll visit with our dear friend and distinguished thespian, Jerry Taft, about his decades tending bar at the Riviera Country Club and the fascinating friendships he forged while shaking martinis.

All this, plus cultural musings on Barlow Hospital’s too-grand development plan, Echo Park Lake lotus bed putting out leaves, Bishop’s Mansion in West Adams at peril, the city’s seeking clarity on the Skid Row sidewalk ruling, begining to steward CRA/LA properties, and the possible disqualification of AEG as a candidate to run the Convention Center. Plus thoughts on the upcoming LAVA Literary Salon celebrating Dashiell Hammett, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of April 22nd, 2013.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

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

Where Bohemians Gathered: Print Culture on the Arroyo Seco, 1895-1947 exhibition (Jessica Holada, curator).

Jerry Taft's IMDB page.

Barlow Hospital's too-grand development plan (L.A. Times editorial, Draft EIR report, community preservation group opinion)

Echo Park Lake lotus bed showing new signs of life.

City seeks clarity in Skid Row sidewalk ruling.

Job listing: Architectural Assocatiate, L.A. City Planning Department.

AEG perhaps disqualified from running the LA Convention Center.

W.T. Bishop Mansion in West Adams in peril.

University Park HPOZ web page, for more information on resources at hand for the Bishop Mansion.