Join us this week as we talk with Bob Adjemian about his golden youth clerking at the legendary Pickwick Bookshop on Hollywood Boulevard. We’ll also visit with Brian Kaiser, Southern California’s tile expert, to explore the design and manufacture of the tile for Union Station, the last great rail terminal in the west.

We’ll also discuss the closure of Hollywood’s venerable World Book & News newsstand, a planned facelift for one of the ugliest buildings on Broadway, Ed Ruscha’s Hollywood Boulevard street photography, California’s proposed Atkins Bill offers tax credits for renovating historic buildings, Los Angeles to pay $1.75 Million for legal bills for opponents of the Hollywood Plan and a sale and use change for the 1929 Gothic-Art Deco Foreman & Clark building downtown Going Mixed-Use. All this and more and Kim & Richard usher in the week of June 9th, 2014.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

World Book & News, RIP.

Facelift planned for Broadway Mall.

See Ed Ruscha photos of Hollywood Boulevard, 1973/2002.

The Atkins Bill proposes tax credits for renovating historic buildings.

Los Angeles to pay $1.75 Million for legal bills in Hollywood zoning fight.

New ideas for the 1929 Foreman & Clark Building on Hill Street.

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

June LAVA Sunday Salon

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