Join us this week as we talk with Ansley Davies, Associate Curator for the Los Angeles County Department of Parks \& Recreation about the otherworldly Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park off Highway 14. We’ll also visit with Interpreter Jean Ryne of the California State Parks System to get the skinny on the effect of the recent heat wave on the spring bloom at the the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.

We’ll also discuss an L.A. Times editorial urging caution when developing archeologically sensitive sites around Olvera Street, progress on the anti-mansionization ordinance, Sharkey’s announces plans to restore rather than demolish the Googie-style Twain’s diner and a high rise proposed for 4th and Hill Streets. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of March 23rd, 2015.

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve State Natural Reserve website.

Jean Ryne's email

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area website.

L.A. Times editorial: Project near Olvera Street should be cautious with L.A.'s history.

Mansionization limits move forward.

Twain's to be restored.

Tower proposed for 4th and Hill Streets.


Monthly Sunday LAVA Salon March 2015

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Echo Park Book of the Dead

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

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Tom Waits Tour

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