Join us this week as we talk with Diana McIntyre, Curator and Docent Coordinator of the Point Vincente Interpretive Center, about the upcoming whale watching season, and their museum, which is home to the world’s largest collection of Marineland memorabilia. We’ll also visit with Tanya Finney, Superintendent of the South Coast Botanical Gardens, for a preview of the holiday programming and insights into the surprisingly gritty history of the bucolic site.

We’ll also discuss a century of foodie culture at the corner of 4th and Main, the MTA‘s plans for Mariachi Plaza development are put on hold, an uncertain future for the Lummis house in Highland Park, increased funding for mental health crisis centers may keep troubled souls out of jail, MOCA‘s exhibition of Cameron’s artwork, and a proposed freeway cap for Belvedere Park in East L.A. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of November 17th.

Photo: Mermaid Lori at Marineland, Palos Verdes Peninsula

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Foodie’s Paradise: The Old Bank District, Where History Repeats.

MTA postpones vote on Mariachi Plaza development until early next year.

Historic Lummis House faces an uncertain future.

In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis centers.

Expanding Mind podcast covers Cameron: Witch Woman.

Can a “freeway cap” make Belvedere Park whole again?