Episode #98: Preserving the 1980s L.A. Music Scene & Taco Bell #1

Join us this week as we talk with George Redfox, President of the Downey Conservancy, about the grassroots campaign to save the original Taco Bell restaurant building in Downey. We’ll also visit with curators Christina Rice and Wendy Horowitz to learn about their LAPL Central Library exhibit “From Pop to the Pit: LAPL Photo Collection Celebrates the Los Angeles Music Scene, 1978-1989.”

We’ll also discuss the listing of the historic King Eddy Saloon on the market, landmark status for Jack Colker’s 76 Station in Beverly Hills, the $10 a night Airbnb tent on Skid Row and groundbreaking for a residential development on the site of the old Union Rescue Mission on Main Street. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of February 23rd, 2015.

Photo: San Pedro’s Minutemen (from left to right), Mike Watt, D. Boon and George Hurley. October 28, 1983.

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Landmarking Jack Colker’s 76 Station in Beverly Hills.

$10 nightly rental for a Skid Row tent. 

Residential development breaking ground at old Union Rescue Mission site.

King Eddy Saloon sales listing.

Downey Conservancy campaign to save Taco Bell.

Downey Conservancy website.

LAPL photo exhibition, From Pop to the Pit: LAPL Photo Collection Celebrates the Los Angeles Music Scene, 1978-1989. 

Christina Rice’s book, Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel.

Wendy Horowitz’ blog post about the Steven Anthony seige.

Monthly Sunday LAVA Salon March 2015

Monthly Sunday LAVA Salon April 2015

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