Episode #110: El Pueblo to ELA

Jean Bruce Poole & Miriam Matthews in El Pueblo in 1983 at the dedication for the plaque commemorating the original settlers of Los Angeles in 1781.

Jean Bruce Poole & Miriam Matthews, City Librarian, in El Pueblo in 1983 at the dedication for the plaque commemorating the original settlers of Los Angeles in 1781.

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Join us this week as we talk with Jean Bruce Poole, historic museum director of El Pueblo from 1977-2001. We’ll also visit with Don Swickard, whose family ran the Strand Theatre in East Los Angeles from 1930-1952.

We’ll also discuss the explorable 3-D scan of the Barclay Hotel’s lobby, basement and service tunnels, publication of our new guide to Charles Bukowski’s Los Angeles, proposed budget cuts to Office of Historic Resources, public outcry halting the secretive public-private partnership in Runyon Canyon, the release of 2015 emails between the City of Los Angeles and the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) and a proposed makeover for the low-rent Mark Twain Hotel in Hollywood. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of May 2nd, 2016

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This Episode’s Interviews

Eastside Babylon tour with Don Swickard (May 7, 2016).

Swickard’s Strand Theatre on Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles in historic photos and a video tribute.

Jean Bruce Poole’s book El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles.

Closely Watched Trains

Budget cuts proposed to Office of Historic Resources.

Public-Private partnership in Runyon Canyon gets closer scrutiny and a red light.

2015 email archives between City of Los Angeles and DCBID released.

Mark Twain Hotel in Hollywood is proposed a makeover.

Barclay Hotel 3-D scan.

Our new Haunts and Havens of Charles Bukowski chapbook.

Upcoming Events

LAVA Sunday Salon and Broadway on My Mind Hill Street walking tour (May 29, 2016).

Rituals: Sacred and Profane forensic science seminar (June 5, 2016).

Upcoming Bus Tours