Join us this week as we visit with author David Boulé to learn about “The Orange and the Dream of California,” his new book packed with juicy citrus lore. We’ll also talk with Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge about his dear friend Huell Howser, and Huell’s abiding legacy in the Southland.

We’ll also discuss Metro’s plan for a pedestrian bridge at 2nd and Hope, new ideas for Skid Row, South Park sidewalk closures, the construction crane rises on the site of Blossom Plaza’s destroyed Zanja Madre section, a Charles Bukowski birthday party, homeless camp briefly cleared near site Olvera Street, rediscovered Hollywood street photography circa 1980 and the good news about the UCLA flood. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of August 4th.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Metro board approves pedestrian bridge at 2nd and Hope.

New ideas helping for Skid Row’s homeless.

Sidewalk closures in South Park.

Construction crane arrives at Blossom Plaza, where the Zanja Madre was destroyed.

Charles Bukowski’s birthday event. 

Downtown homeless camp removed for cleaning.

Hollywood street photography, 1979-83.

UCLA floods, libraries safe.

Charles Bukowski Birthday Party

August LAVA Sunday Salon