UCLA's School of the Arts got a new building this week, with the ribbon-cutting of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center. Richard Meier, who designed the Getty, designed the new art school with Michael Palladino. It’s an eight floor building made of concrete, stainless steel, teak, and glass. The Broads put up almost half the cost of the 52-million dollar building. We asked Eli Broad: who’s his philanthropic model?
Walk into Bay Cities Deli in Santa Monica at lunchtime and your first instinct will be to walk right out. With more than 500 customers during its lunchtime rush, the lines are three to four-people deep. But stick around and you'll see that the line moves quickly and nobody makes it move quicker than Victorio C. who's been making sandwiches at Bay Cities for 34 years. Queena Kim went to visit the master of the fast sandwich. Bay Cities Deli 1517 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica, Calif. 90401 310.395.8279
Lynne Westmore Bloom died last week. In 1966, her giant pink naked lady appeared over the Malibu Canyon tunnel, delighting many, and pissing off local officials. ... Sanden Totten, of science podcast Brains On, takes us to Joshua Tree and explains how its shrubs, animals, and Joshua Trees survive. ... The Formosa Café just closed, so we'll talk about its role as a creative shorthand for evoking the glamour of Old Hollywood. ... 8-Bit music, the sound of old school video games, is s now a genre for musicians who like its simplicity and the era it evokes. We’ll tell you about an 8-bit music festival happening this weekend in LA.
Marc Haefele considers "Breaking News" at the Getty Center, which shows how broken newsgathering has often been; In "Broke," KPCC's Rina Palta and Priska Neely look at California's growing homeless problem; Taylor Orci talks pastrami and deli menus with Norm Langer; and Gustavo Arellano tells hipster chefs to look away from Mexico for inspiration in 2017.
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