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Carthay Square, HPOZs and the Effort to Preserve a Neighborhood

Posted February 12, 2014 by | 1 Comment | ]
Marilouise Morgan bought her house in 1959.
“Just look around and see what’s happening east of us, where residences went in favor of large apartment buildings.”

Gideon Brower just filed this piece for KCRW’s Design and Architecture on a Los Angeles neighborhood’s fight to stay original.

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A day in the life at ‘Las Casitas’: Newbury Park’s immigrant community

Posted November 20, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
Avenida del Platino in Las Casitas, Newbury Park, CA.

Las Casitas looks like one huge cookie cutter house. But when you look closer, you make out four doors and see that it’s actually divided into four apartments. It looks that way, because it’s meant to look like the rest of Newbury Park – suburban.

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Latrine Cuisine: The Disturbing Reality of the Magic Restroom Cafe

Posted October 29, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]

When we sent independent producer Gideon Brower to sniff out the newly opened Magic Restroom Cafe, we had no idea it would be this traumatizing.

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The Burning Man Drone Drama

Posted October 16, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
The sun rises at Burning Man. (Photo: Susan Karlin)

As personal UAV’s, or drones, become cheaper and more technologically advanced, it’s becoming easier than ever to shoot beautiful aerial footage, and many were at this years ‘Burning Man’ festival. As many Burners get vocal about the need for safety and privacy regulations in Black Rock Desert, agencies like the FAA are taking note as they prepare to apply these rules to the outside world. Independent producer Sue Karlin went to this year’s Burning Man to find out more.

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Bahooka’s Mood Lighting Fades to Black: A Beloved Tiki Landmark Closes

Posted March 11, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]

It is a very dark day for Southern California fans of tiki, Polynesian pop, flaming tropical drinks and giant carrot-eating fish (pictured above). The mother of all thatched-hut-and-pina-colada restaurants closes its doors Sunday night, and no one seems to know for sure what will become of the place. Gideon Brower visited Bahooka and filed this report.
The Bahooka Family Restaurant in Rosemead,   co-founded and designed by Navy veteran …