Episode #86: San Gabriel Valley Visionaries

Join us this week as we visit with Scott Rubel to get the story of his uncle Michael’s Rubel Castle, a breathtaking folk art environment in Glendora. We’ll also visit with Mitchell Crawford, who recalls his family’s San Gabriel Valley retail empire, including the legendary Crawford’s Market at 5 Points in El Monte.

We’ll also discuss the passing of the landmark Ruskin Art Club clubhouse into private hands, CIM Group held accountable for illegally demolishing the historic structure on the site of their Sunset/Gordon tower development and troubling mission drift at the Los Angeles Conservancy revealed in Sarah-Jane Stratford’s essay on Ray Bradbury’s endangered Cheviot Hills. All this and more and Kim & Richard usher in the week of November 3, 2014.

photo: Rubel Castle, Glendora, California

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Judge’s ruling on Sunset/Gordon tower puts tenants in limbo.

Home and History in the Fiction of Los Angeles” by Sarah-Jane Stratford.

Historic Ruskin Art Club reinvented as a home, asking $2.4 M.

LAVA Forensic Science Seminar – November 9th.

Crawford’s El Monte fan site.

Rubel Castle webpage.