Join us this week as we talk with Gordon Pattison in a food court in the Wells Fargo Plaza—the site of his beloved childhood neighborhood, which was leveled in the early 1960s for the Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project. We’ll also visit with downtown’s coolest senior citizens, Morris & Betty Markoff, to learn about the pleasures of life on Bunker Hill today.

We’ll also discuss the shock demolition of the art deco Mole-Richardson Building, Nathan Marsak’s thoughts on this loss, an outdoor mall planned for the Arts District, how Michelle Mills’ article on our Route 66 tour inspired us to put that outing back on the calendar for Valentine’s Day 2015 and the pending closure of Hollywood dive bar Power House. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of June 23rd, 2014

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Demolition of the Mole-Richardson Building.

Nathan Marsak’s thoughts on this architectural loss.

And Esotouric’s attempt to bribe Angelenos into landmarking buildings.

Outdoor mall planned for Arts District.

Michelle Mills gets her kicks talking about our Route 66 bus adventure (back on the calendar for Valentine’s Day).

Power House bar to close.

June LAVA Sunday Salon

LAVA event — LAVA Crime Lab: Crash & Spatter.

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