Join us this week as we talk with Los Angeles poet Suzanne Lummis about poetry in the Southland, from her grandfather Charles Fletcher Lummis’ day to Charles Bukowski’s and into the present. We’ll also visit with Patricia Adler-Ingram, Executive Director of the Southern California Historical Society, about their longtime headquarters, El Elisal, the home Charles Fletcher Lummis built for his family more than a century ago.

We’ll also discuss the newly-renovated Chinese Theatre no longer having film projector in its booth, the good works of San Juan Capistrano preservationist Ilse Byrnes, Burbank’s fears over its “Mansionization” problem, a judge’s ruling that UCLA must maintain Hannah Carter’s Japanese Garden, troubling changes at the Crystal Cathedral, and Judson Glass getting the commission to restore the historic windows in Highland Park’s Masonic Hall. All this and more as Kim and Richard usher in the week of September 23rd, 2013.

Photo: Charles Fletcher Lummis lifting an arroyo stone into place for his house, El Alisal.

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Change comes to the Chinese Theatre.

Ilse fights to preserve old California.

Burbank balks at ugly houses.

UCLA barred from selling its landmark Japanese garden.

Forever came today for Crystal Cathedral donors.

Restoring the Masonic Hall windows.

Patricia Adler-Ingram’s Southern California Historical Society.

Suzanne Lummis presents Poetry Noir, talks about the genre on NPR.

Charles Bukowski LAVA Literary Salon

LAVA’s September Monthly Sunday Salon

Broadway On My Mind Walking Tour #3, right after Salon.

Union Recue Mission Skid Row history walking tour and Of Scrap & Steel screening (Thursday, October 10)