Join us this week as we talk with architect Wade Killefer, partner at Killifer Flammang, about the firm’s recent renovation of the 19th century Pershing Hotel at the corner of 5th and Main. We’ll also visit with Donald Spivack, former Deputy Chief of Policy and Operations for the CRA/Los Angeles, about working with Wade to preserve and maintain the affordable housing stock of Skid Row.

We’ll also discuss a new residential project in the historic Bumiller Building on Broadway, preservation concerns raised by Tom Gilmore’s futuristic art museum proposed to wrap around two historic landmarks at the corner of 4th and Main, Nazarian dropping out as the hotel developer for the Grand Avenue Project, progress on the #SaveTacoBell front and Frank Gerhry tapped to develop the former Garden of Allah site at Sunset and Crescent Heights. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of March 16th, 2015

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Broadway's historic Bumiller Building becomes residential.

Preservation concerns about Tom Gilmore's proposed Old Bank District museum, to wrap around two historic landmarks.

Related splits with Nazarian on Grand Avenue Project.

Positive movement on the #SaveTacoBell campaign.

Frank Gehry tapped to design project at mouth of the Sunset Strip.

Killefer Flammang Architects website.

Charnock Block (Pershing Hotel) then/now photos.

Monthly Sunday LAVA Salon March 2015

Monthly Sunday LAVA Salon April 2015

LAVA Forensic Science Seminar: Serial Killer Summer Session: The Night Stalker & The 60 Freeway Slayer

Upcoming Bus Tours

Pasadena Confidential


Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice

The Real Black Dahlia

Echo Park Book of the Dead

Haunts of A Dirty Old Man: Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Tom Waits' Los Angeles

Eastside Babylon