Join us this week as we visit again with Emma Roberts, Rare Books librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library, as part of an ongoing guided tour of some of the gems in her care. We’ll also talk with Richard Adkins, past-President of Hollywood Heritage, about the how a series of owners have preserved and maintained the landmark Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

We’ll also discuss the upcoming reopening of the Hall of Justice, a misguided attempt to obtain a grant to build playgrounds in Pershing Square, the possibility that a downtown streetcar could become a public / private partnership and the greater flexibility of increased DASH bus service. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of September 8th, 2014.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Hollywood Heritage website.

LAPL Rare Books Department webpage.

Hall of Justice to reopen on October 8.

Proposal to put playgrounds in Pershing Square.

Interesting comment thread on the uncertainty surrounding the Downtown Streetcar.

September LAVA Sunday Salon

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