On the evening of February 7, 2012, the “modern” metal grate that was applied to the historic 1935 facade of Clifton’s Cafeteria circa 1962 was removed in advance of the next day’s press conference about plans for the building’s restoration. This video shows stills of the removal process, and the unveiling itself.
1947project time travel blog, along with In SRO Land, and On Bunker Hill, as well as the Esotouric tour company. With the success of Kim's True Crime tours, Richard developed a series of Literary and California Culture excursions. Off the bus, Richard is a dedicated preservationist, and the host of the LAVA Sunday Salon and the LAVA Literary Salon series, named Best L.A. Literary Salon by Los Angeles Magazine. He also curates an ongoing series of forensic science programs at Cal State Los Angeles. To stay informed about Richard's off-the-bus programs, including his much-beloved, Broadway On My Mind walking tour series, subscribe to the LAVA newsletter.