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.

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.

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce...

Los Angeles Central Library (Mtg Rm A)
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies...

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain
Glendale 91201

Paul Koudounaris

Echo Park Book Of The Dead crime bus tour

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

New from the deranged minds of Esotouric, an historical crime bus tour meant to honor the lost souls who wander the hills and byways of the “streetcar suburbs” (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Park,...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Sisters in Crime discuss Noir Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dark Deeds...Harboiled Anti-heroes...and REVENGE! - A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring... CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist,...

Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505

(818) 238-5620

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia crime bus tour

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"This bus tour... has established itself as an L.A. classic." -The Los Angeles Times The Black Dahlia murder in 1947 is the most compelling unsolved crime Los Angeles has ever known. What Jack the...

Biltmore Hotel-Olive Street Entrance
515 S Olive
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Union Rescue Mission Walking Tour: 123 years on Skid Row

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Wild Wild West Side crime bus tour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For the first time, the true crime archeologists of Esotouric have set their sights on points west of Robertson, and the results are truly mind-boggling. Originally offered in Esotouric’s 2008-2009...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 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...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill "Haunts of a Dirty...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

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

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.

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce...

Los Angeles Central Library (Mtg Rm A)
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies...

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain
Glendale 91201

Paul Koudounaris

Echo Park Book Of The Dead crime bus tour

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

New from the deranged minds of Esotouric, an historical crime bus tour meant to honor the lost souls who wander the hills and byways of the “streetcar suburbs” (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Park,...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Sisters in Crime discuss Noir Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dark Deeds...Harboiled Anti-heroes...and REVENGE! - A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring... CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist,...

Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505

(818) 238-5620

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia crime bus tour

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"This bus tour... has established itself as an L.A. classic." -The Los Angeles Times The Black Dahlia murder in 1947 is the most compelling unsolved crime Los Angeles has ever known. What Jack the...

Biltmore Hotel-Olive Street Entrance
515 S Olive
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Union Rescue Mission Walking Tour: 123 years on Skid Row

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Wild Wild West Side crime bus tour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For the first time, the true crime archeologists of Esotouric have set their sights on points west of Robertson, and the results are truly mind-boggling. Originally offered in Esotouric’s 2008-2009...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 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...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill "Haunts of a Dirty...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

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

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

________
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.

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce...

Los Angeles Central Library (Mtg Rm A)
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies...

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain
Glendale 91201

Paul Koudounaris

Echo Park Book Of The Dead crime bus tour

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

New from the deranged minds of Esotouric, an historical crime bus tour meant to honor the lost souls who wander the hills and byways of the “streetcar suburbs” (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Park,...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Sisters in Crime discuss Noir Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dark Deeds...Harboiled Anti-heroes...and REVENGE! - A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring... CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist,...

Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505

(818) 238-5620

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia crime bus tour

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"This bus tour... has established itself as an L.A. classic." -The Los Angeles Times The Black Dahlia murder in 1947 is the most compelling unsolved crime Los Angeles has ever known. What Jack the...

Biltmore Hotel-Olive Street Entrance
515 S Olive
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Union Rescue Mission Walking Tour: 123 years on Skid Row

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Wild Wild West Side crime bus tour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For the first time, the true crime archeologists of Esotouric have set their sights on points west of Robertson, and the results are truly mind-boggling. Originally offered in Esotouric’s 2008-2009...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 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...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill "Haunts of a Dirty...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

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

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.

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce...

Los Angeles Central Library (Mtg Rm A)
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies...

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain
Glendale 91201

Paul Koudounaris

Echo Park Book Of The Dead crime bus tour

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

New from the deranged minds of Esotouric, an historical crime bus tour meant to honor the lost souls who wander the hills and byways of the “streetcar suburbs” (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Park,...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Sisters in Crime discuss Noir Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dark Deeds...Harboiled Anti-heroes...and REVENGE! - A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring... CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist,...

Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505

(818) 238-5620

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia crime bus tour

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"This bus tour... has established itself as an L.A. classic." -The Los Angeles Times The Black Dahlia murder in 1947 is the most compelling unsolved crime Los Angeles has ever known. What Jack the...

Biltmore Hotel-Olive Street Entrance
515 S Olive
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Union Rescue Mission Walking Tour: 123 years on Skid Row

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Wild Wild West Side crime bus tour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For the first time, the true crime archeologists of Esotouric have set their sights on points west of Robertson, and the results are truly mind-boggling. Originally offered in Esotouric’s 2008-2009...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 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...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill "Haunts of a Dirty...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

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

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.

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce...

Los Angeles Central Library (Mtg Rm A)
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies...

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain
Glendale 91201

Paul Koudounaris

Echo Park Book Of The Dead crime bus tour

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

New from the deranged minds of Esotouric, an historical crime bus tour meant to honor the lost souls who wander the hills and byways of the “streetcar suburbs” (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Park,...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Sisters in Crime discuss Noir Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dark Deeds...Harboiled Anti-heroes...and REVENGE! - A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring... CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist,...

Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505

(818) 238-5620

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia crime bus tour

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"This bus tour... has established itself as an L.A. classic." -The Los Angeles Times The Black Dahlia murder in 1947 is the most compelling unsolved crime Los Angeles has ever known. What Jack the...

Biltmore Hotel-Olive Street Entrance
515 S Olive
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Union Rescue Mission Walking Tour: 123 years on Skid Row

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Wild Wild West Side crime bus tour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For the first time, the true crime archeologists of Esotouric have set their sights on points west of Robertson, and the results are truly mind-boggling. Originally offered in Esotouric’s 2008-2009...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 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...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill "Haunts of a Dirty...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

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

August 19, 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
   
Many people have asked us when they can tour the Dutch Chocolate Shop with its stunning Batchelder tiles. We will be visiting the space as part of Esotouric's THE LOWDOWN ON DOWNTOWN bus and walking tour this Saturday. For more info, click here:
http://lavatransforms.org/lowdown914

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

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 78: Bunker Hill: Past, Present & Future 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.

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce...

Los Angeles Central Library (Mtg Rm A)
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies...

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain
Glendale 91201

Paul Koudounaris

Echo Park Book Of The Dead crime bus tour

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

New from the deranged minds of Esotouric, an historical crime bus tour meant to honor the lost souls who wander the hills and byways of the “streetcar suburbs” (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Park,...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Sisters in Crime discuss Noir Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dark Deeds...Harboiled Anti-heroes...and REVENGE! - A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring... CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist,...

Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505

(818) 238-5620

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia crime bus tour

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"This bus tour... has established itself as an L.A. classic." -The Los Angeles Times The Black Dahlia murder in 1947 is the most compelling unsolved crime Los Angeles has ever known. What Jack the...

Biltmore Hotel-Olive Street Entrance
515 S Olive
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Union Rescue Mission Walking Tour: 123 years on Skid Row

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Wild Wild West Side crime bus tour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For the first time, the true crime archeologists of Esotouric have set their sights on points west of Robertson, and the results are truly mind-boggling. Originally offered in Esotouric’s 2008-2009...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 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...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill "Haunts of a Dirty...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

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

August 12, 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
   
Many people have asked us when they can tour the Dutch Chocolate Shop with its stunning Batchelder tiles. We will be visiting the space as part of Esotouric's THE LOWDOWN ON DOWNTOWN bus and walking tour on August 23. For more info, click here:
http://lavatransforms.org/lowdown914

New on the LAVA blog, video from June's Broadway on My Mind walking tour, the second in a series looking at the buildings of R.B. Young:
http://lavatransforms.org/broadwayonmymind10

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 78: Bunker Hill: Past, Present & Future 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.

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce...

Los Angeles Central Library (Mtg Rm A)
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies...

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain
Glendale 91201

Paul Koudounaris

Echo Park Book Of The Dead crime bus tour

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

New from the deranged minds of Esotouric, an historical crime bus tour meant to honor the lost souls who wander the hills and byways of the “streetcar suburbs” (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Park,...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Sisters in Crime discuss Noir Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dark Deeds...Harboiled Anti-heroes...and REVENGE! - A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring... CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist,...

Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505

(818) 238-5620

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia crime bus tour

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"This bus tour... has established itself as an L.A. classic." -The Los Angeles Times The Black Dahlia murder in 1947 is the most compelling unsolved crime Los Angeles has ever known. What Jack the...

Biltmore Hotel-Olive Street Entrance
515 S Olive
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Union Rescue Mission Walking Tour: 123 years on Skid Row

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Wild Wild West Side crime bus tour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For the first time, the true crime archeologists of Esotouric have set their sights on points west of Robertson, and the results are truly mind-boggling. Originally offered in Esotouric’s 2008-2009...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 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...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill "Haunts of a Dirty...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

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

August 5, 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 LAVA blog, video from Milt Stevens' presentation on 24 notable science fiction authors from the June Sunday Salon:
http://lavatransforms.org/salon-miltstevens-june2014

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 77: Legendary Southern Californians: The Orange & Huell Howser 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.

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce...

Los Angeles Central Library (Mtg Rm A)
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies...

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain
Glendale 91201

Paul Koudounaris

Echo Park Book Of The Dead crime bus tour

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

New from the deranged minds of Esotouric, an historical crime bus tour meant to honor the lost souls who wander the hills and byways of the “streetcar suburbs” (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Park,...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Sisters in Crime discuss Noir Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dark Deeds...Harboiled Anti-heroes...and REVENGE! - A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring... CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist,...

Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505

(818) 238-5620

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia crime bus tour

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"This bus tour... has established itself as an L.A. classic." -The Los Angeles Times The Black Dahlia murder in 1947 is the most compelling unsolved crime Los Angeles has ever known. What Jack the...

Biltmore Hotel-Olive Street Entrance
515 S Olive
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Union Rescue Mission Walking Tour: 123 years on Skid Row

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Wild Wild West Side crime bus tour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For the first time, the true crime archeologists of Esotouric have set their sights on points west of Robertson, and the results are truly mind-boggling. Originally offered in Esotouric’s 2008-2009...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 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...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill "Haunts of a Dirty...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

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

July 29, 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 Milt Stevens' presentation on 24 notable science fiction authors from the June Sunday Salon:
http://lavatransforms.org/salon-miltstevens-june2014

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 76: Let There Be… 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.

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce...

Los Angeles Central Library (Mtg Rm A)
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies...

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain
Glendale 91201

Paul Koudounaris

Echo Park Book Of The Dead crime bus tour

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

New from the deranged minds of Esotouric, an historical crime bus tour meant to honor the lost souls who wander the hills and byways of the “streetcar suburbs” (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Park,...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Sisters in Crime discuss Noir Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dark Deeds...Harboiled Anti-heroes...and REVENGE! - A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring... CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist,...

Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505

(818) 238-5620

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia crime bus tour

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"This bus tour... has established itself as an L.A. classic." -The Los Angeles Times The Black Dahlia murder in 1947 is the most compelling unsolved crime Los Angeles has ever known. What Jack the...

Biltmore Hotel-Olive Street Entrance
515 S Olive
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Union Rescue Mission Walking Tour: 123 years on Skid Row

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Wild Wild West Side crime bus tour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For the first time, the true crime archeologists of Esotouric have set their sights on points west of Robertson, and the results are truly mind-boggling. Originally offered in Esotouric’s 2008-2009...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 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...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill "Haunts of a Dirty...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

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

July 22, 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, David Boulé shares citrus industry lore, Brent Walker celebrates a century of Charlie Chaplin in Los Angeles and the Broadway on My Mind Walking tour begins with an expanded Salon presentation from Charlotte Wolter on using Open Street Map and your smartphone to create historical map overlays.  Join us, do!
  
New on the LAVA blog, video from Craig Berry's June LAVA Sunday Salon presentation on the Magical World of Jack Parsons:
http://lavatransforms.org/salon-jackparsons-june2014

Have you heard You Can't Eat The Sunshine, Esotouric's podcast celebrating Los Angeles history? Episode 75: Silent Sweethearts, Noirish Dives & The Mother Road 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.

Lowriting: the Photography of Arturo Meza

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Art Meza was born and raised in Los Angeles. His photography infuses elements of his daily surroundings—his love for classic car and Lowrider culture, and pride of his Chicano upbringing—to produce...

Los Angeles Central Library (Mtg Rm A)
630 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles 90071

213-228-7403

Amy Inouye

Lecture: Bones, death, and other fun stuff with Paul Koudounaris at the Brand Library

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

For the past decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has been documenting famous macabre sites and researching our cultural relationship with death, producing two books, Empire of Death and Heavenly Bodies...

Brand Library
1601 W. Mountain
Glendale 91201

Paul Koudounaris

Echo Park Book Of The Dead crime bus tour

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

New from the deranged minds of Esotouric, an historical crime bus tour meant to honor the lost souls who wander the hills and byways of the “streetcar suburbs” (Echo Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Park,...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Sisters in Crime discuss Noir Fiction

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Dark Deeds...Harboiled Anti-heroes...and REVENGE! - A panel discussion of Noir Fiction with Sisters in Crime. Featuring... CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK (Moderator) is an L.A.-based journalist,...

Burbank Buena Vista Branch Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505

(818) 238-5620

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia crime bus tour

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"This bus tour... has established itself as an L.A. classic." -The Los Angeles Times The Black Dahlia murder in 1947 is the most compelling unsolved crime Los Angeles has ever known. What Jack the...

Biltmore Hotel-Olive Street Entrance
515 S Olive
Los Angeles 90013

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bungalows. Crime. Hollywood. Blondes. Vets. Smog. Death. This was Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles, which resonated under deft and melancholy fits from his writer’s bow. Join us as we go down the mean...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

Union Rescue Mission Walking Tour: 123 years on Skid Row

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:15pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Of Scrap & Steel: free rooftop screening of rare 1949 color film set on Main Street, Downtown L.A.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

To sign up for this free event: First register as a user on this site, and then return to this page. Refresh the page and the signup tab will appear just to the left, above this paragraph. Click "...

Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles 90013

(213) 347-6300

Richard Schave

Wild Wild West Side crime bus tour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

For the first time, the true crime archeologists of Esotouric have set their sights on points west of Robertson, and the results are truly mind-boggling. Originally offered in Esotouric’s 2008-2009...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial St
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Kim Cooper

(Postponed) LAVA's 41st Sunday Salon

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

An important message from LAVA - September 9, 2014 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...

Les Noces du Figaro
618 S Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

(213) 915-8687

Richard Schave

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

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

"[This tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill "Haunts of a Dirty...

The Daily Dose
1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021

213-373-1947

Richard Schave

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