Join us this week as we talk with Donald Spivack, former Deputy Chief of Operations and Policy for the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, about Bunker Hill’s Grand Avenue and its multiple reinventions over the past four decades. We’ll also visit with Jon Christensen, editor of Boom, a Journal of California, to learn about the motivations that power this most California-centric publication.

We’ll also discuss the destruction of the Royal Viking Motel neon sign, John Buntin debunks gentrification myths, when activists go gonzo, Chris Nichols lists 12 endangered L.A. landmarks, a white knight for the Southwest Museum, Ray Bradbury’s demolished house starts conversations about preservation and public policy and the National Register Rives Mansion in Downey in peril. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of January 26th, 2015.

Image: Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles Map

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Boom A Journal of California

The Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles by Kim Cooper and Paul Rogers.

The Royal Viking, RIP

Gentrification myths debunked.

When activists go gonzo.

Twelve endangered L.A. buildings to watch.

The Southwest Museum matters.

Loss of Ray Bradbury’s house gets preservationists talking.

Rives Mansion in Downey is in trouble. Video of what was.


Monthly Sunday LAVA Salon February 2015

LAVA Forensic Science Seminar: Hot Lead and Hot Leads: Forensic Firearm / Gang Communication Analysis