Join us this week as we talk with realtor Jack Nendel, President of Friends of The Historic Lafayette, about that former hotel in downtown Long Beach. We’ll also visit with Brian Kaiser, Southern California’s tile expert, as he recounts the rescue, restoration and prominent exterior placement of the massive tile mural of an Egyptian desert scene which formerly graced the dance floor of the Lafayette’s rooftop ballroom.

We’ll also discuss plans for the art deco Walker & Eisen building at 537 South Broadway, Thelma Todd’s beach cafe sold, the launch of SurveyLA, SoCal Connected’s video essay on the contradictions of Bringing Back Broadway and plans for UCLA‘s Clark Library to close for a year for seismic retrofitting. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of March 2, 2015.

Photo: D & M Tile Camel mural from Lafayette Hotel ballroom (photo credit: Brian Kaiser)

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Plans announced for 537 S. Broadway.

Thelma Todd’s Beach Cafe sold.

SurveyLA launched.

SoCal Connected reports on Bringing Back Broadway.

Clark Library to close for a year.

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