Join us this week as we slip into the Bradbury Building and find actress Dale Raoul lurking on a mezzanine, in the mood to muse on April’s Poem Noir-themed LAVA Sunday Salon, and the poems of fellow Salon presenter Suzanne Lummis. We’ll also visit with Brian Kaiser, Southern California’s tile expert, to explore the symbolism of the custom Ernest Batchelder tiles in the lobby of the John Roebling Sons Building in downtown L.A.‘s Arts District.

We’ll also discuss Ned Kaufman’s recent talk at USC about changing the way we think about preservation, the Mayor calls for Peer Review of the Boyle Heights Wyvernwood Project, a little know pre-War State law which foreshadowed our modern CRAs & BIDs, and almost bankrupted every city which used it, and the LA Streets Parklet application process gets under way. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of March 17th, 2014.

Photo: The Bradbury Building

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Dale Raoul’s website.

April is National Poetry Month.

Suzanne Lummis

Contact form for Brian Kaiser.

Ned Kaufman’s lecture, “Extraordinary Prizes in Ordinary Places: How Preserving Everyday Things Can Save People and the Planet.”

Mayor Garcetti asks for peer review of Wyvernwood Project by a third party.

Remembering the Mattoon Act, the terrible pre-War prototype for the CRA & BIDs.

Making parklets easy as 1-2-3.