Thanks for the laughs and the great tour of Los Angeles, Jimbo—and even for that goofy Marlowe movie. RIP.

Thanks for the laughs and the great tour of Los Angeles, Jimbo—and even for that goofy Marlowe movie. RIP.

Some scenes from our Tom Waits-themed bus adventure. We found Tom’s heart—he left it in Filipino Town! 

Announcing a brand new Esotouric bus adventure: ECHO PARK BOOK OF THE DEADdebuting on Saturday, October 4, 2014.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, Angeleno Heights) that hug Sunset Boulevard. Climb aboard to see seemingly ordinary houses, streets and commercial buildings revealed as the scenes of chilling crimes and mysteries, populated by some of the most fascinating people you’d never want to meet. Featured cases include Edward Hickman’s kidnapping of little Marion Parker and the bizarre “Man in the Attic” love nest slaying, plus dozens of incredible, forgotten tales of Angelenoes in peril. Guests will also see some of the most beautiful historic architecture in Los Angeles, including a visit to Sister Aimee Semple McPherson’s exquisite Parsonage, her one-time home, now a museum.Get your ticket today fromhttp://esotouric.com/echopark-10-4-14

Announcing a brand new Esotouric bus adventure: 
ECHO PARK BOOK OF THE DEAD
debuting on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

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, Angeleno Heights) that hug Sunset Boulevard. Climb aboard to see seemingly ordinary houses, streets and commercial buildings revealed as the scenes of chilling crimes and mysteries, populated by some of the most fascinating people you’d never want to meet. Featured cases include Edward Hickman’s kidnapping of little Marion Parker and the bizarre “Man in the Attic” love nest slaying, plus dozens of incredible, forgotten tales of Angelenoes in peril. Guests will also see some of the most beautiful historic architecture in Los Angeles, including a visit to Sister Aimee Semple McPherson’s exquisite Parsonage, her one-time home, now a museum.

Get your ticket today from
http://esotouric.com/echopark-10-4-14

Scenes from today’s Charles Bukowski-themed bus adventure. Los Angeles is beautiful and strange.

Fall historic L.A. forensic science talk just announced, featuring the terrifying Louise Peete! http://lavatransforms.org/crimelabnovember2014
Tix are still available for this Sunday’s CRASH & SPATTER event
http://lavatransforms.org/crimelabjuly2014

Fall historic L.A. forensic science talk just announced, featuring the terrifying Louise Peete! http://lavatransforms.org/crimelabnovember2014

Tix are still available for this Sunday’s CRASH & SPATTER event

http://lavatransforms.org/crimelabjuly2014

Our Kim Cooper speaks at this panel discussion on sunshine and noir.​ 

Our Kim Cooper speaks at this panel discussion on sunshine and noir.​ 

Today in weird L.A. lore, who is poisoning the city’s soy sauce (1947)?

http://1947project.blogspot.com/2005/07/soya-sauce-poison-tests-stir-seizure.html

Today in weird L.A. lore, who is poisoning the city’s soy sauce (1947)?

http://1947project.blogspot.com/2005/07/soya-sauce-poison-tests-stir-seizure.html

The Quest to Save LA’s Century-Old Batchelder Tiles. Sad revelations about the shenanigans at the El Dorado, hope springs eternal for the Chocolate Shoppe, and some great quotes from Brian Kaiser and our Richard Schave. 
http://curbed.com/archives/2014/07/09/century-old-batchelder-tiles-ignite-las-preservationists.php

The Quest to Save LA’s Century-Old Batchelder Tiles. Sad revelations about the shenanigans at the El Dorado, hope springs eternal for the Chocolate Shoppe, and some great quotes from Brian Kaiser and our Richard Schave. 

http://curbed.com/archives/2014/07/09/century-old-batchelder-tiles-ignite-las-preservationists.php

A love letter to LAPL Central Library branch, on the occasion of THE KEPT GIRL being LAPL Reads’ featured title.
http://www.thekeptgirl.com/2014/07/the-kept-girl-is-featured-review-in.html

A love letter to LAPL Central Library branch, on the occasion of THE KEPT GIRL being LAPL Reads’ featured title.

http://www.thekeptgirl.com/2014/07/the-kept-girl-is-featured-review-in.html