Join us this week as we talk with Rare Books Librarian Emma Roberts about some unusual gems in the Los Angeles Public Library’s collection. We’ll also visit with Ken Bernstein, Head of the Office of Historic Resources for the City of Los Angeles, to explore the symbiotic relationship between light rail and urban development over the past century in Downtown LA.
We’ll also discuss a cautionary tale of Neighborhood Councils and their authority (perceived and actual), memories of iconic Downtown culture hubs Troy and The Atomic Cafe, the last days of Irv’s Burgers, Angels Flight derails and the petition for the restoration of Pershing Square goes viral. All this and more, as Kim & Richard usher in the week of September 9th, 2013.
Photo: Pacific Electric Terminal, 6th & Main. 1910