Join us this week as we talk with Paul Rood, Professor of Political Science at Biola University, and biographer of one of Los Angeles’ great philanthropists, Union Oil man Lyman Stewart. We’ll also talk with Donald Spivack, former Deputy Chief of Operations and Policy for the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA/LA), about the rise and fall of the Broadway Theater District, and its long journey back to prominence.

Plus a lost Raymond Chandler’s Bay City location found, the cafe at the Police Academy to close for remodeling in January 2014, One Wilshire sells for record price, downtown’s massive former May Co. store on the market, plans for a private museum in the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard and the Chinese Theatre’s ongoing interior remodel. All this and more, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of July 29th, 2013.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

“New” Bay City building discovery for Raymond Chandler fans

The cafe at the Police Academy will close for remodeling sometime around January 2014.

One Wilshire sale noted.

Massive former May Co. store downtown listed on the market. 

A new, very private, use for the long-vacant Masonic Temple on Wilshire.
Photos from the IMAX construction scene inside the Chinese Theatre. 

The Union Rescue Mission

Biola University

Our time travel blog about the URM

LAVA’s Monthly Sunday Salon, August

The Flâneur & The City: Broadway on My Mind #2

Charles Bukowski LAVA Literary Salon