Join us this week as we visit with State Parks Ranger Jean Rhyne for her tips for exploring nature in the Antelope Valley this summer. Then we’ll dip down to Long Beach, where poet-machinist Fred Voss shares the early morning fantasies of his 4th Street commute.

We’ll also discuss the Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of a $1 Billion revitalization of the Los Angeles River and “good” versus “bad” gentrification, a citizen’s group fights back to save the Riverside-Figueroa Street Bridge, El Batay #2 in Echo Park faces eviction and the interesting conversation that’s sprung up around a controversial Boyle Heights real estate bike tour. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of June 2nd, 2014

A 20 foot mural called Flying Morrison at 425 E. 4th Street in Long Beach.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

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Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve website

Links for Fred Voss’ interview: Tangerine Press anthology; Portfolio Coffeehouse website; Jim Morrison on 4th Street.

Army Corps of Engineers plan for revitalizing theLos Angeles River.

Mayor Eric Garcetti says there is good gentrification, and bad.

Riverside-Figueroa Street Bridge preservation plea denied.

El Batay #2 in Echo Park does not close quietly.

A Question: “Why rent downtown when you could own in Boyle Heights?” 

And an answer: from the man behind the controversial flier.

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

June LAVA Sunday Salon

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

Upcoming Bus Tours