LAVA Flows Weekly Newsletter

This is LAVA's weekly voice, featuring a curated look at the coming calendar, special offers and insights into our activities.

October 28, 2014

LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

"[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up." - The New York Post. "LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles." - Flavorpill. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you love what we do and want to support our free programming, click below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support

We hope you can join us this Sunday afternoon at Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles as LAVA co-founders Kim Cooper and Richard Schave give a free Bruckman Rare Book Friends talk on 1920s L.A. crime, the early life of detective novelist Raymond Chandler, their new L.A.-centric imprint Esotouric Ink and Kim's fact-based mystery novel "The Kept Girl." If you plan to attend, don't forget to turn your clocks back!
   
New on the LAVA blog, video from July's Broadway on My Mind walking tour, revealing things you never knew about saving historic sidewalks, plus Grand Central Market gentrification, theater lore and more:
http://lavatransforms.org/broadwayonmymind11

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 85: Mapping Los Angeles is now online. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
Here are some brief highlights from LAVA's calendar.
Visit http://lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-...

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles 90071

Kim Cooper

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On this guided tour through the Beverly Hills of the early 20th Century, Crime Bus passengers thrill as Jazz Age bootleggers run amok, marvel at the Krazy Kafitz family's litany of murder-suicides,...

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park
2413 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles 90018

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A. + Drink: Los Angeles Book Party & Art Exhibit

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prospect Park Books will celebrate two recent publications at Future Studio Gallery: 100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A.--100 paintings by Barbara A. Thomason, inspired by Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous...

Future Studio Gallery
5558 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042

323-254-4565

Amy Inouye

Don't Turn Your Back: Real L.A. Murders from the Dawn of Forensic Science

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To purchase a ticket for this special event, click here. If you'd like to be contacted when another crime lab tour and lecture are scheduled, subscribe to LAVA's occasional Crime Lab Newsletter...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Donald Johnson

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Richard's Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A Special Event Esotouric bus adventure: Richard’s one-time only Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties hosted by Nathan Marsak. For Richard’s once-a-year birthday...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don't be fooled by appearances....

Street corner
1017 South Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91105

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

October 21, 2014

LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

"[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up." - The New York Post. "LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles." - Flavorpill. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you love what we do and want to support our free programming, click below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
   
It's time again for our once-a-year free walking tour through historic and modern Skid Row, ending at the Union Rescue Mission for a rooftop film screening of the astonishing Main Street short subject "Of Scrap & Steel." We will have a few spots available on the walking tour, and plenty of room for the film. Follow the links below to reserve your spot, and listen to our Richard Schave talking Skid Row history with URM's Rev. Andy Bales on KKLA-AM tonight at 9:30pm. Streaming too from http://www.kkla.com/

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 84: Saving a Streamline Moderne Gem in West Hollywood is now online. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
Here are some brief highlights from LAVA's calendar.
Visit http://lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-...

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles 90071

Kim Cooper

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On this guided tour through the Beverly Hills of the early 20th Century, Crime Bus passengers thrill as Jazz Age bootleggers run amok, marvel at the Krazy Kafitz family's litany of murder-suicides,...

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park
2413 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles 90018

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A. + Drink: Los Angeles Book Party & Art Exhibit

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prospect Park Books will celebrate two recent publications at Future Studio Gallery: 100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A.--100 paintings by Barbara A. Thomason, inspired by Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous...

Future Studio Gallery
5558 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042

323-254-4565

Amy Inouye

Don't Turn Your Back: Real L.A. Murders from the Dawn of Forensic Science

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To purchase a ticket for this special event, click here. If you'd like to be contacted when another crime lab tour and lecture are scheduled, subscribe to LAVA's occasional Crime Lab Newsletter...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Donald Johnson

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Richard's Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A Special Event Esotouric bus adventure: Richard’s one-time only Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties hosted by Nathan Marsak. For Richard’s once-a-year birthday...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don't be fooled by appearances....

Street corner
1017 South Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91105

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

October 14, 2014

LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

"[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up." - The New York Post. "LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles." - Flavorpill. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you love what we do and want to support our free programming, click below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
   
New online, a re-designed Esotouric website highlighting some deep veins of historic research and storytelling that you might have missed, including videos from most of the LAVA Sunday Salons and walking tours: http://www.esotouric.com

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 84: Saving a Streamline Moderne Gem in West Hollywood is now online. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
Here are some brief highlights from LAVA's calendar.
Visit http://lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-...

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles 90071

Kim Cooper

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On this guided tour through the Beverly Hills of the early 20th Century, Crime Bus passengers thrill as Jazz Age bootleggers run amok, marvel at the Krazy Kafitz family's litany of murder-suicides,...

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park
2413 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles 90018

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A. + Drink: Los Angeles Book Party & Art Exhibit

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prospect Park Books will celebrate two recent publications at Future Studio Gallery: 100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A.--100 paintings by Barbara A. Thomason, inspired by Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous...

Future Studio Gallery
5558 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042

323-254-4565

Amy Inouye

Don't Turn Your Back: Real L.A. Murders from the Dawn of Forensic Science

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To purchase a ticket for this special event, click here. If you'd like to be contacted when another crime lab tour and lecture are scheduled, subscribe to LAVA's occasional Crime Lab Newsletter...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Donald Johnson

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Richard's Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A Special Event Esotouric bus adventure: Richard’s one-time only Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties hosted by Nathan Marsak. For Richard’s once-a-year birthday...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don't be fooled by appearances....

Street corner
1017 South Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91105

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

October 7, 2014

LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

"[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up." - The New York Post. "LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles." - Flavorpill. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you love what we do and want to support our free programming, click below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
   
New on the Kept Girl blog, insights into the Real-Life Philip Marlowe Thomas H. James and his anti-racketeering activities in Prohibition-era Los Angeles: http://www.thekeptgirl.com/2014/10/tomjames.html

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 84: Saving a Streamline Moderne Gem in West Hollywood is now online. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
Here are some brief highlights from LAVA's calendar.
Visit http://lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-...

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles 90071

Kim Cooper

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On this guided tour through the Beverly Hills of the early 20th Century, Crime Bus passengers thrill as Jazz Age bootleggers run amok, marvel at the Krazy Kafitz family's litany of murder-suicides,...

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park
2413 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles 90018

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A. + Drink: Los Angeles Book Party & Art Exhibit

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prospect Park Books will celebrate two recent publications at Future Studio Gallery: 100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A.--100 paintings by Barbara A. Thomason, inspired by Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous...

Future Studio Gallery
5558 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042

323-254-4565

Amy Inouye

Don't Turn Your Back: Real L.A. Murders from the Dawn of Forensic Science

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To purchase a ticket for this special event, click here. If you'd like to be contacted when another crime lab tour and lecture are scheduled, subscribe to LAVA's occasional Crime Lab Newsletter...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Donald Johnson

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Richard's Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A Special Event Esotouric bus adventure: Richard’s one-time only Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties hosted by Nathan Marsak. For Richard’s once-a-year birthday...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don't be fooled by appearances....

Street corner
1017 South Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91105

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

September 30, 2014

LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

"[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up." - The New York Post. "LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles." - Flavorpill. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you love what we do and want to support our free programming, click below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
   
New on the Kept Girl blog, the birth announcement for the just-published map of Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles by Kim Cooper and Paul Rogers. Welcome the wee bairn at http://www.thekeptgirl.com/2014/09/chandlermap.html

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 84: Saving a Streamline Moderne Gem in West Hollywood is now online. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
Here are some brief highlights from LAVA's calendar.
Visit http://lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-...

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles 90071

Kim Cooper

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On this guided tour through the Beverly Hills of the early 20th Century, Crime Bus passengers thrill as Jazz Age bootleggers run amok, marvel at the Krazy Kafitz family's litany of murder-suicides,...

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park
2413 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles 90018

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A. + Drink: Los Angeles Book Party & Art Exhibit

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prospect Park Books will celebrate two recent publications at Future Studio Gallery: 100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A.--100 paintings by Barbara A. Thomason, inspired by Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous...

Future Studio Gallery
5558 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042

323-254-4565

Amy Inouye

Don't Turn Your Back: Real L.A. Murders from the Dawn of Forensic Science

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To purchase a ticket for this special event, click here. If you'd like to be contacted when another crime lab tour and lecture are scheduled, subscribe to LAVA's occasional Crime Lab Newsletter...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Donald Johnson

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Richard's Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A Special Event Esotouric bus adventure: Richard’s one-time only Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties hosted by Nathan Marsak. For Richard’s once-a-year birthday...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don't be fooled by appearances....

Street corner
1017 South Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91105

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

September 23, 2014

LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

"[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up." - The New York Post. "LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles." - Flavorpill. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you love what we do and want to support our free programming, click below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
   
New on the Pershing Square Restoration Society website, video of the press conference announcing a new non-profit to explore a possible park re-vamp, including our question to Councilman Huizar about where John Parkinson's 1910 park design fits into the design competition. 
http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com/p/pershing-squarenew-press-con...

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 83: Revealing A Lost Folk Art Environment in South Los Angeles is now online. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
Here are some brief highlights from LAVA's calendar.
Visit http://lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-...

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles 90071

Kim Cooper

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On this guided tour through the Beverly Hills of the early 20th Century, Crime Bus passengers thrill as Jazz Age bootleggers run amok, marvel at the Krazy Kafitz family's litany of murder-suicides,...

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park
2413 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles 90018

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A. + Drink: Los Angeles Book Party & Art Exhibit

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prospect Park Books will celebrate two recent publications at Future Studio Gallery: 100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A.--100 paintings by Barbara A. Thomason, inspired by Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous...

Future Studio Gallery
5558 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042

323-254-4565

Amy Inouye

Don't Turn Your Back: Real L.A. Murders from the Dawn of Forensic Science

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To purchase a ticket for this special event, click here. If you'd like to be contacted when another crime lab tour and lecture are scheduled, subscribe to LAVA's occasional Crime Lab Newsletter...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Donald Johnson

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Richard's Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A Special Event Esotouric bus adventure: Richard’s one-time only Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties hosted by Nathan Marsak. For Richard’s once-a-year birthday...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don't be fooled by appearances....

Street corner
1017 South Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91105

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

September 15, 2014

LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

"[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up." - The New York Post. "LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles." - Flavorpill. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you love what we do and want to support our free programming, click below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
   
Now on the Esotouric blog, video shows a stretch of Topanga Canyon transformed into a 1992 riot zone:
http://esotouric.com/laurelcanyonriot

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 81:The Printed Page & Silver Screen is now online. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
Here are some brief highlights from LAVA's calendar.
Visit http://lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-...

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles 90071

Kim Cooper

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On this guided tour through the Beverly Hills of the early 20th Century, Crime Bus passengers thrill as Jazz Age bootleggers run amok, marvel at the Krazy Kafitz family's litany of murder-suicides,...

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park
2413 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles 90018

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A. + Drink: Los Angeles Book Party & Art Exhibit

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prospect Park Books will celebrate two recent publications at Future Studio Gallery: 100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A.--100 paintings by Barbara A. Thomason, inspired by Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous...

Future Studio Gallery
5558 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042

323-254-4565

Amy Inouye

Don't Turn Your Back: Real L.A. Murders from the Dawn of Forensic Science

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To purchase a ticket for this special event, click here. If you'd like to be contacted when another crime lab tour and lecture are scheduled, subscribe to LAVA's occasional Crime Lab Newsletter...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Donald Johnson

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Richard's Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A Special Event Esotouric bus adventure: Richard’s one-time only Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties hosted by Nathan Marsak. For Richard’s once-a-year birthday...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don't be fooled by appearances....

Street corner
1017 South Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91105

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014

LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

"[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up." - The New York Post. "LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles." - Flavorpill. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Dear friends,

It is with no small amount of regret that we are putting the monthly LAVA Sunday Salon and Broadway on My Mind walking tour series on hiatus, effective immediately. Both events take place at Les Noces du Figaro restaurant, which is closing down for several months of renovations.

We will be working closely with Jonathan Mgaieth of Figaro to determine a relaunch date as soon as the restaurant reopens, hopefully in early 2015. So stay tuned, and we hope to see you at other LAVA events in the meantime.

Please know that your continued thoughts and good will are the rock upon which LAVA builds its house.

With thanks for your understanding, we remain,
Richard Schave and Kim Cooper
LAVA  - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

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Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you love what we do and want to support our free programming, click below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
   
New on the Esotouric blog, video shows a stretch of Topanga Canyon transformed into a 1992 riot zone:
http://esotouric.com/laurelcanyonriot

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 81: The Printed Page & Silver Screen is now online. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
Here are some brief highlights from LAVA's calendar.
Visit http://lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-...

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles 90071

Kim Cooper

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On this guided tour through the Beverly Hills of the early 20th Century, Crime Bus passengers thrill as Jazz Age bootleggers run amok, marvel at the Krazy Kafitz family's litany of murder-suicides,...

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park
2413 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles 90018

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A. + Drink: Los Angeles Book Party & Art Exhibit

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prospect Park Books will celebrate two recent publications at Future Studio Gallery: 100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A.--100 paintings by Barbara A. Thomason, inspired by Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous...

Future Studio Gallery
5558 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042

323-254-4565

Amy Inouye

Don't Turn Your Back: Real L.A. Murders from the Dawn of Forensic Science

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To purchase a ticket for this special event, click here. If you'd like to be contacted when another crime lab tour and lecture are scheduled, subscribe to LAVA's occasional Crime Lab Newsletter...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Donald Johnson

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Richard's Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A Special Event Esotouric bus adventure: Richard’s one-time only Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties hosted by Nathan Marsak. For Richard’s once-a-year birthday...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don't be fooled by appearances....

Street corner
1017 South Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91105

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

September 3, 2014

LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

"[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up." - The New York Post. "LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles." - Flavorpill. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you love what we do and want to support our free programming, click below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
   
New on the LAVA blog, video from Brent E. Walker's July LAVA Sunday Salon talk on Charlie Chaplin and the Centennial of Keystone Studios:
http://lavatransforms.org/salon-brentewalker-july2014

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 80: Curating & Hoarding: Preservation in Action is now online. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
Here are some brief highlights from LAVA's calendar.
Visit http://lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-...

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles 90071

Kim Cooper

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On this guided tour through the Beverly Hills of the early 20th Century, Crime Bus passengers thrill as Jazz Age bootleggers run amok, marvel at the Krazy Kafitz family's litany of murder-suicides,...

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park
2413 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles 90018

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A. + Drink: Los Angeles Book Party & Art Exhibit

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prospect Park Books will celebrate two recent publications at Future Studio Gallery: 100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A.--100 paintings by Barbara A. Thomason, inspired by Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous...

Future Studio Gallery
5558 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042

323-254-4565

Amy Inouye

Don't Turn Your Back: Real L.A. Murders from the Dawn of Forensic Science

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To purchase a ticket for this special event, click here. If you'd like to be contacted when another crime lab tour and lecture are scheduled, subscribe to LAVA's occasional Crime Lab Newsletter...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Donald Johnson

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Richard's Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A Special Event Esotouric bus adventure: Richard’s one-time only Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties hosted by Nathan Marsak. For Richard’s once-a-year birthday...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don't be fooled by appearances....

Street corner
1017 South Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91105

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

August 26, 2014

LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association

"[LAVA is] a network of creative types and thinkers working to grow Los Angeles up." - The New York Post. "LAVA gathers creative people in search of a different experience of life in Los Angeles." - Flavorpill. "LAVA always flows with red-hot nuggets of LA life." - The Rundown. "This organization is like an ongoing Masters program in Los Angeles cultural history." - Marguerite Darlington

Gentle reader,

Welcome to the LAVA dispatch, an invitation to get out into the open air and explore. The real Los Angeles reveals itself slowly, and rewards the earnest seeker.

Thank you for being part of the LAVA community. If you love what we do and want to support our free programming, click below to learn how you can help.
http://lavatransforms.org/support
 
On Sunday, we're back on Broadway for the monthly LAVA Sunday Salon, offering free presentations from LAVA Visionaries. This month, Sean J. O'Connell presents on Charlie Parker in L.A.'s early Jazz scene and Soror Lilya of the Ordo Templi Orientis shares insights into living a magickal life. After the Salon, Richard Schave's free Broadway on My Mind Walking tour (reservations required) includes a visit to the celebrated Batchelder-tiled Dutch Chocolate Shop.  Join us, do!
  
We're delighted to announce that LAVA Visionary Martin Turnbull's Garden of Allah novels have been optioned for development. Martin talked about his books last summer at the LAVA Sunday Salon.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/million-dollar-arm-producer-snaps-...

New on the LAVA blog, video from David Boulé's LAVA Sunday Salon presentation on citrus in Southern California:
http://lavatransforms.org/salon-davidboule-july2014

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 79: Bringing the Past to Life: Felix in Hollywood & Duffy's La Habra is now available. Give a listen at http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine or subscribe at http://feeds.feedburner.com/esotouric/canteatsunshine

Finally, if you haven't yet, won't you please sign our petition seeking restoration of the lost urban oasis that was once Pershing Square? You can read all about it at http://restorepershingsquare.blogspot.com

Now read on for the LAVA news you can use.

EVENT CALENDAR
Here are some brief highlights from LAVA's calendar.
Visit http://lavatransforms.org for full details and new additions. We hope you can join us for some of these Visionary-hosted events.

Bruckman Rare Book Friends Talk: Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on "The Kept Girl"

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bruckman Rare Book Friends present Kim Cooper discussing and signing copies of her latest book, The Kept Girl, a 1920s mystery starring the young Raymond Chandler, his devoted secretary and the real-...

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles 90071

Kim Cooper

Weird West Adams crime bus tour

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

On this guided tour through the Beverly Hills of the early 20th Century, Crime Bus passengers thrill as Jazz Age bootleggers run amok, marvel at the Krazy Kafitz family's litany of murder-suicides,...

Benny H. Potter West Adams Avenues Memorial Park
2413 2nd Avenue
Los Angeles 90018

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A. + Drink: Los Angeles Book Party & Art Exhibit

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prospect Park Books will celebrate two recent publications at Future Studio Gallery: 100 Not-So-Famous Views of L.A.--100 paintings by Barbara A. Thomason, inspired by Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous...

Future Studio Gallery
5558 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042

323-254-4565

Amy Inouye

Don't Turn Your Back: Real L.A. Murders from the Dawn of Forensic Science

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To purchase a ticket for this special event, click here. If you'd like to be contacted when another crime lab tour and lecture are scheduled, subscribe to LAVA's occasional Crime Lab Newsletter...

The Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center (Cal State L.A.)
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles 90032

213 915 8687

Donald Johnson

Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice crime bus tour

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

From the founding of the city through the 1940s, downtown was the true center of Los Angeles, a lively, densely populated, exciting and sometimes dangerous place. After many quiet decades, downtown...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Richard's Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A Special Event Esotouric bus adventure: Richard’s one-time only Birthday Bus Tour of Public Mausolea of Los Angeles & Orange Counties hosted by Nathan Marsak. For Richard’s once-a-year birthday...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Pasadena Confidential (with Crimebo the Clown)

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don't be fooled by appearances....

Street corner
1017 South Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91105

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper