Join us this week as we visit with the colorful Antonio Pellini, whose Eatalian Café is a culinary oasis in industrial Gardena. We’ll also talk with Swami Atmatatvenanda about the mystic British writer Gerald Heard’s time at the venerable Vedanta Society ashram in Hollywood.

We’ll also discuss the ongoing preservation concerns surrounding the historic Zanja Madre discovery in Chinatown and a new campaign to preserve L.A.‘s first theatre, The Merced. All this and more and Kim & Richard usher in the week of May 12th, 2014

Photo: Eatalian’s Faema espresso machine

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Eatalian Café website.


Vedanta Society of Southern California website.

KCET Departures article on the Zanja Madre problem. 

Campaign to preserve the Merced Theater.

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

May LAVA Sunday Salon

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