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If you can't make the talk, you can read the graphic novel
2008-04-01 09:23
by Bob Timmermann

New Angeles Monthly has a graphic novel telling the story of Roz Wyman (she's the one on the left below), the Los Angeles City Council member who was a leading proponent of bringing the Brooklyn Dodgers out to L.A.

You can learn more about Wyman and many of the other cast of characters involved in the Brooklyn to Los Angeles saga in my talk at the Los Angeles Central Library on Thursday, April 3 at 12:15 pm.


Link from L.A. Observed. Photo from the Los Angeles Public Library.


2008-04-01 13:14:47
1.   apsio
Any chance you could podcast your talk? Sounds quite interesting but not likely I could make the drive up from SD. And yes, I am being serious. :-)
2008-04-01 13:39:10
2.   Bob Timmermann
I don't know how to podcast anything. And there are a lot of graphics with my talk so it might not make a lot of sense to listen to it.
2008-04-01 14:59:11
3.   El Lay Dave
Bob, how much time should one allow for locating "Meeting Room A"? Or will it be exceedingly obvious? Are we allowed to have food and drink in the aforementioned meeting room?

So I looked into public transportation and I think I understand why so many of us Angelenos opt against it:

- 10 minutes: walk from my office to a Green Line station.
- 49 minutes: ride time, including transfer to Blue Line
- 10 minutes: walk from 7th and Fig to L.A.P.L.

Round-trip total: nearly 2 hours 20 minutes (not including waiting at the station), $5 in fares.

Utilizing the I-105 and I-110 carpool lanes, I estimate my driving time at 50 minutes. Plus the parking is $5 (if I'm there over one hour).

Assuming Bob's talk is 45 minutes, I can get away with the 1.5 - 2.0 hour lunch break, but not 3+ hours.

2008-04-01 15:18:48
4.   Bob Timmermann
Meeting Room A is just inside the 5th Street entrance to Central Library. You can eat and drink during the meeting to your heart's content.

My talk has to end at 1 pm.

2008-04-01 17:18:48
5.   The Trolley Dodger
That's a snappy outfit Koufax is wearing.
2008-04-02 13:44:40
6.   Bob Hendley
Great stuff. Sorry to miss this. As an out-of-towner, I won't detail what it would take for me to get there, nor the cost. By the way, I don't know if its just my generation, but the use of the word "pod" gives me the chills. Reminds me of that old movie that they keep remaking.
2008-04-02 16:15:20
7.   ToyCannon
Would have been great to have a talk like this say around 05:00 followed up with a bus to Dodger Stadium where the key components of Chavez Ravine are pointed out and then a Dodger game for a price of about $25.00.
2008-04-02 16:50:52
8.   Bob Timmermann
Just come by the library around 4. I'll give you the talk and then you can drive me to Dodger Stadium.

You'll need to give me a ride back to Union Station.

2008-04-02 16:55:09
9.   ToyCannon
I'd take you up on that if you picked an evening with a game.
2008-04-02 18:36:14
10.   Bob Timmermann
How about May 21?

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