Can LA have a High Line? Off-Ramp for February 22, 2014

Meet East LA's El Haru Kuroi

KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez crashes a rehearsal by El Haru Kuroi, an East L.A. band with musical roots in Mexico, South America, and Africa.

Hammer Museum announces Made in LA 2014 artists

This week the Hammer Museum announced the 35 artists who will be in Made in LA for 2014. Reporter Jori Finkel joins us to talk about the biennial event.
EnrichLA's Tomas O'Grady stands on the new LA River bridge that will join Figueroa St and Riverside Drive. He and others are trying to get the city to not demolish the historic bridge to the left, but turn it into a version of NYC's High Line, for pedestr

UPDATE: Mayor Garcetti won't back Figueroa Landbridge

Preservationists and environmentalists want the city to turn a bridge into a park — much like NYC's High Line — after its replacement is built. The Mayor says no.
Fans of "The Wrong Trousers" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," watch "The Puppetoon Movie" to meet the ancestors of your favorite characters, and re-discover the legacy of George Pal.
Matt Blitz Obscura Society
Atlas Obscura is a travel website for stuff that you won't see in Lonely Planet: offbeat museums, waste treatment plants and beyond. The Obscura Society takes you there.
We have our iPhones. Queen Victoria never learned to use a camera, but she had every important photographer in the realm on-call. Same result, though: a whole lot of pictures.
Rufus, the giant Pacu, entertained visitors to Bahooka for more than 35 years, until the restaurant closed in 2013. Damon's in Glendale is exploring adopting Rufus, but it's a big undertaking.

Rufus the carrot-eating pacu to stay at former Bahooka

Media attention helps Rufus's current owners see that he could be the star of their new Chinese restaurant; friends of Damon's disappointed.
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