Tune in to Episode Nineteen of the Esotouric podcast as we talk with Dave Peters, Professor of Political Science at Biola University and board member the of La Mirada Historical Preservation Advisory Council, for the story of the school’s rich history, from its roots a hundred years ago in downtown Los Angeles to its present home in the foothills of La Mirada. We’ll also visit with Rev. Andy Bales of the Union Rescue Mission, which has been on downtown’s Skid Row for 122 years, to talk about the public policy crisis facing the neighborhood, and his vision for how the County and Federal government can help solve the problems facing the city’s most vulnerable population.

We’ll also discuss the changes underway at the Grand Central Market, A Googie Style supermarket in Highland Park getting a nomination nug, the Union Rescue Mission’s former 2nd home up for sale, the Brick People documentary screens at Commerce Public Library, and an 18th century London ironmonger in peril. All this and more, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of May 27th, 2013.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Richard on Which Way, L.A.? talking about Grand Central Market

Trying to preserve a Googie-style supermarket in Highland Park.

Former location of the Union Rescue Mission, now a parking lot, is up for sale.

Brick People documentary screens at the Commerce Public Library.

18th century London ironmonger in peril

BIOLA University website

Union Rescue Mission archive on our In SRO Land time travel blog.

Union Rescue Mission website and You Are The Mission page.

Reverand Andy Bales on Twitter.