Join us this week as we talk with Dan Lewis, Chief Curator of Manuscripts at the Huntington Library, about “Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times,” the permanent installation in the Library’s newly renovated Exhibit Hall.

We’ll also visit with Justin, an artist who works in the Los Angeles landscape, to talk about cowboys, Indians, neighborhood pride and the collaborative process.

We’ll also discuss the opening of the “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” gift shop in Monrovia’s historic Aztec Hotel, one programmer’s home grown solution to the kludgy LA City planning department website and a photographic tour of the Union Theatre, home of a 19th century-style Panorama. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of Jan. 27th, 2014.

Photo: Native Soil Project Sculpture by Erma Yazzie Installation by Justin and The Friends Of The Southwest Museum
Location: Indian Alley in Downtown Los Angeles’s Skid Row
Special Thanks to: Stephen Zeigler

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times at The Huntington Library.

Dan Lewis’s passion for birds is revealed in a blog post, and in his book The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds.

Clint Eastwood holds a bell for organ donation.

Glassellland sign is torn down. But its phone number lives: (206) 202-5191

Native Soil project page.

Native Soil time-lapse.

“Get Your Kicks on Route 66” Gift Shop opens in Monrovia’s historic Aztec Hotel

Hacking City of Los Angeles planning department permit filings. 

Machine readable documents and the future of civic engagement.

A visit to the Velaslavasay Panorama at the Union Theater.

Richard Schave interviews Linda King about her new book, Loving and Hating Charles Bukowski.

Feb’s LAVA Salon

And the Broadway On My Mind series returns in Feb.

March Crimelab

March’s LAVA Salon

Kim’s novel, The Kept Girl, is almost out in print