Scenes from a century of Eastside immigration, preservation, activism and imagination. Esotouric’s Boyle Heights & San Gabriel Valley tour rolls twice a year, in August and February, as part of the California Culture series (formerly Reyner Banham loves Los Angeles).

Broadway on My Mind #DTLA walking tour video - Nathan Marsak and Richard Schave lead a free LAVA walking tour along Broadway, celebrating the work of RB Young, including Clifton’s Cafeteria, the OT Johnson block, terrazzo preservation, Art Deco facade damage and much more. 

http://lavatransforms.org/broadwayonmymind10

Scenes from today’s Raymond Chandler bus adventure. For more about this tour or to reserve your spot on the next edition, visit http://www.esotouric.com/chandler

Glorious 1930 Hollywood Blvd. storefront by Myron Hunt and H.C. Chambers for the fashionable CH Baker Shoes. Window reflections capture Musso & Frank and surrounding structures. 

New podcast: Tom LaBonge remembers his friend Huell Howser. Plus, orange lore galore from citrus historian David Boule. http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine77

New podcast: Tom LaBonge remembers his friend Huell Howser. Plus, orange lore galore from citrus historian David Boule. http://esotouric.com/canteatsunshine77

#OnThisDay in grim L.A. lore, all Earl wanted was a seat on the school bus (1947).

http://1947project.blogspot.com/2005/08/youngster-kept-chained-to-bed-for-five.html

#OnThisDay in grim L.A. lore, all Earl wanted was a seat on the school bus (1947).

http://1947project.blogspot.com/2005/08/youngster-kept-chained-to-bed-for-five.html

Lance Loud, is that you? mudstonephoto:

10/58 hollywood 1979-1983 matt sweeney www.mudstonephoto.com kodachrome, 35mm, still anxious?

Lance Loud, is that you? mudstonephoto:

10/58 hollywood 1979-1983 matt sweeney www.mudstonephoto.com
kodachrome, 35mm, still anxious?

Today in weird L.A. lore, beware the Banning boathook, fending off would-be disembarkers at Avalon Bay (1907).

http://www.1947project.com/catalina-landings-complicated

Today in weird L.A. lore, beware the Banning boathook, fending off would-be disembarkers at Avalon Bay (1907).

http://www.1947project.com/catalina-landings-complicated