Join us this week as we talk with Cathee Shultz, who with her husband J.D. runs the eclectic and macabre Museum of Death in Hollywood. We’ll also visit with Bob Adjemian, manager of the Vedanta Press, to learn about the writer Christopher Isherwood’s abiding influence on the Press and monastery.

We’ll also discuss our concerns about the quiet removal of a portion of the historic Zanja Madre for private use, the problem of Saturday press conferences in a press-poor town and the “Preserve Los Angeles’ Zanja Madre in place” editorial in The Daily News. Plus plans for reviving the Merced, L.A.‘s oldest theatre, Councilman Gil Cedillo’s opposition to saving the old Riverside-Figueroa Bridge (or, apparently, anything historic in his district), a recommendation that Parker Center be demolished and the upcoming first meeting to discuss new signage standards for Broadway. All this and more and Kim & Richard usher in the week of May 5th, 2014.

Photo: Swami Prabhavananda & Christopher Isherwood at the Vedanta Center in Hollywood

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Watch as the Zanja Madre is moved.

Editorial: Preserve Los Angeles’ Zanja Madre in Place. 

Long vacant Merced Theater gets new life.

Councilman Gil Cedillo comes out against saving the old Riverside-Figueroa Bridge.

City recommends replacing Parker Center With 27-story tower.

Meeting to discuss new signage directives on Broadway.

LAVA event — An Afternoon in Old Monterey Park: El Encanto.

May LAVA Sunday Salon

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