January 13, 2012

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

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 ernest seeker.

This week we’d like to pull your sleeve to some LAVA press clips. The new L.A. Weekly has a feature story on Richard Schave’s research into the confluence of literary culture and Musso & Frank, and the January 23 debut LAVA Salon at that historic restaurant. Read it online at http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/2012/01/musso_frank_esotouric.php

And in the Los Angeles Times, an interview with arson investigator Ed Nordskog, whose upcoming March 4th crime lab workshop at Cal State LA is a very hot ticket—get yours soon! Get inside Ed’s head at the link below: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0113-holland-20120113,0,3215828,...

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.

Reyner Banham Loves LA: The New Chinatowns

Philippe the Original
1001 N Alameda St
Los Angeles 90012

Richard Schave

Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles: The Lowdown on Downtown tour

Philippe the Original
1001 N Alameda St
Los Angeles 90012

Richard Schave

The Birth of Noir: James M. Cain's Southern California Nightmare

Philippe the Original
1001 N Alameda St
Los Angeles 90012

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 W 7th St
Los Angeles 90014

Kim Cooper

Maja's Mysteries: Rapture & Release

Clifton's Cafeteria
648 South Broadway
Los Angeles 90014

Kim Cooper

Raymond Chandler's Bay City

Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Blvd
Culver City 90232

Kim Cooper

Crawling Down Cahuenga: Tom Waits' L.A. bus tour

King Edward Saloon
E 5th St & S Los Angeles St
Los Angeles 90013

Kim Cooper

John Buntin's "L.A. Noir" crime bus tour

Clifton's Cafeteria
648 South Broadway
Los Angeles 90013

Kim Cooper

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

Philippe the Original
1001 N Alameda St
Los Angeles 90013

Kim Cooper

Pasadena Confidential

street corner
S Fair Oaks Ave & Arlington Dr
Pasadena 91105

Kim Cooper

Blood & Dumplings

Lincoln Heights/Cypress Gold Line Metro station
370 W Ave 26
Los Angeles 90031

Kim Cooper

The Real Black Dahlia

Biltmore Hotel
515 S Olive St
Los Angeles 90013

Kim Cooper

All About the Academy and Save the Fox Inglewood

Academy Cathedral
3141 West Manchester Blvd
IngleWood 90305

Nick Matonak

The World in Crisis - and the Emerging Shift in Consciousness

The Bodhi Tree
8585 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood 90026

Paul Nugent

World Peace Pilgrimage to Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy
San Gabriel Mountains
50 miles east of Los Angeles 90028

Paul Nugent