Join us this week as we drop by City Hall, the most iconic Film Noir location in Los Angeles, to talk with poet and educator Suzanne Lummis about the Poetry Noir genre and National Poetry month. We’ll also visit with Ranger Jean Rhyne of the California State Park Service to get her personal invitation to view the extraordinary poppy bloom currently happening at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve.

We’ll also discuss the proposed new La Plaza Cultura Village development to the west of Olvera Street, the new city park at First and Broadway and plans by Tacos El Gavilan to demolish an original Stanley Meston McDonald’s restaurant south of downtown. All of this and more as Kim and Richard usher in the week of April 14th, 2014.

Photo: Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, Spring 2014

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Suzanne Lummis’ Poem Noir workshop (Starts April 16th, more info,  PDF syllabus)

Video from LAVA’s November Poem Noir walking tour.  

April LAVA Sunday Salon

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

La Plaza Cultura Village project information.

New park at First and Broadway.

Tacos El Galivan seeks to demolish original Stanley Meston McDonald’s at Washington and Central (PDF).