Join us this week as we talk with Ellen Calomiris, Executive Director of the historic Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach, about the past three decades of curatorial strategies for preserving and interpreting this time capsule of California’s Rancho days. We’ll also visit with the Los Angeles Public Library’s Map Librarian Glenn Creason, to learn about an astonishing, and nearly lost, hoarder’s treasure that his department recently accessioned.

We’ll also discuss a new campaign to put images from the Los Angeles City Archives online, the pending demolition of the Wham-O / Sriracha plant in San Gabriel, adaptive re-use options for the recently purchased Broadway Trade Center / Hamburger’s Department Store on Broadway and possible freeway cap parks in Downtown, Hollywood and Boyle Heights. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of September 1st, 2014

Image: Map of the Lizard People below old Fort Moore (now US 101) downtown.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Photos from the Los Angeles City Archives are now online.

Historic Wham-O/Sriracha factory in San Gabriel not long for this world.

Broadway Trade Center adaptive re-use plans.

Proposal to place a 101 Freeway cap park in Hollywood.

Kim sits on a noir literature panel as part of West Hollywood: Reads.

The Lizard People of Fort Moore, from the LAPL Map Collection.

Rancho Los Cerritos website.

Guide to the map collection of LAPL.


August LAVA Sunday Salon

September LAVA Sunday Salon

Ernest Batchelder & The Roebling Building, Sunday, Sept. 14th