Join us this week as we talk with Stephen Gee, author of a new book on the legacy of the iconic Los Angeles architect John Parkinson. We’ll also visit with Pat Adler Ingram, Director of the Southern California Historical Society, to discuss Charles Fletcher Lummis, early L.A. booster, librarian, preservationist and builder.

Plus discussion of the much anticipated Los Angeles-themed exhibition at the Natural History Museum, some interesting community grants from the California Office of Historic Preservation, illegal alterations to the National Register Masonic Hall in Highland Park, scanning the newspapers of Northeast LA, Monterey Park considers putting a digital spin on the Brown Act, and the launch of six new free walking tours in the Flaneur & The City series to raise awareness about proposed changes to Broadway. All this and more, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of July 22nd, 2013.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

The Natural History Museum’s new exhibition on Los Angeles.

The Office of Historic Preservation announces $185,000 in Certified Local Government Grants.

Landlord illegally removes historic windows from Highland Park’s Masonic Hall.

Digitizating Northeast LA’s community newspapers.

Monterey Park seeks to put a digital spin on Brown Act compliance.

LAVA’s July Sunday Salon

The Flâneur & The City: Broadway Master Streetscape Plan #1 a free walking tour right after Sunday’s Salon.