Episode #104: A Day in the Life of Union Station / Harvey’s Broiler Reborn

Join us this week as we talk with George Redfox, president of the Downey Conservancy, about the white-knuckle preservation saga of Downey’s legendary Harvey’s Broiler, a core site in Southern California’s cruising culture, illegally demolished and rebuilt to original plans as a Bob’s Big Boy. We’ll also visit with Ken Pratt, Director of Union Station Property Management, to learn about a typical day in his life managing the beloved and iconic Downtown Los Angeles transportation hub.

We’ll also discuss the ongoing fiasco at CIM Group’s illegally constructed Sunset/Gordon apartment tower, the sad closure of Angels Knoll park, a shout out to the restored barrel-shaped Idle Hour in North Hollywood and the thrilling news that downtown’s long-derelict Bank of Italy will be restored. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of April 20th, 2015

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

The fiasco continues at CIM Group's illegally constructed Sunset/Gordon apartment tower.

Angels Knoll park and plaza likely to remain shuttered for years.

Bobby Green's restoration of The Idle Hour.

The old Bank of Italy to be restored, and Kim is giddy.

Downey Conservancy website.

Downey Historical Society website.

Union Station webpage.

Monthly LAVA Sunday Salon April 2015

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