Join us this week as we talk with Marc Chevalier, historian of the Oviatt Building, about debunking myths and bringing L.A.‘s past back to life. We’ll also visit with Terence Eagen, who is restoring Henry Huntington’s century-old “faux bois” (artificial wood) arbors in the Huntington Gardens, to learn about this nearly-lost art form and the process of collaborating with a long-dead, anonymous master craftsman.

We’ll also discuss the planned reopening of the long-shuttered ticket concourse in Union Station, an espresso bar planned beneath the old Roseland taxi dance hall, somewhat encouraging news in the ongoing saga of Rufus the carrot-eating tiki fish and a proposed development for the former site of Hazard’s Pavillon and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of February 24th, 2014.

Photo: Faux Bois arbors at the Huntington

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Contact Marc Chevalier here.

Terry Eagan’s faux bois website.

Paul Rogers writes about taking the cover art commission for The Kept Girl.

Site of the old Hazard’s Pavillon & Philharmonic Auditorium, a parking lot for nearly three decades, may be developed yet.

Playing Tiki fish hot potato with Rufus, who is staying put… for now.

The old Roseland taxi dance hall to get an espresso bar.

Ticket concourse to re-open in Union Station.


March Crime Lab Seminar

March LAVA Sunday Salon

Kim’s novel, The Kept Girl, is now available