Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Patt Morrison for Thursday, July 19, 2012


Thursday, July 19, 2012

1-3 p.m.





1:06 – 1:50 - OPEN



BongHwan Kim leaves Los Angeles

For the past 25 years, BongHwan Kim has advanced social and economic development throughout the many diverse communities of Los Angeles, first as an executive director of the MultiCultural Collaborative and the Korean Youth and Community Center, and most recently as the general manager of the city’s Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. But now, he’s moving to San Diego. Patt talks with Kim about the civil rights legacy he leaves behind in Los Angeles and how he’s seen the community transform over the last several decades.



BongHwan Kim, former general manager, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment


2:06 – 2:19

Rose Bowl renovation funding gap
The 2010 proposed renovations to the Rose Bowl have ballooned in costs to $177 million dollars, $25 million more than the original price tag. Facing a current funding gap of over $37 million, published reports say Rose Bowl officials are considering postponing $14 million worth of the planned remodel until more funding can be secured. With private donations, public bond interest, and BCS championship revenues all being funneled into the project, is the Rose Bowl remodel turning into a murky black hole where monies public and private are sunk, never to be seen again?


Darryl Dunn, general manager of the Rose Bowl


2:21:30 – 2:30 - OPEN


2:30 – 2:58:30

Lauren Greenfield documents one family’s big American Dream in ‘The Queen of Versailles’

What does it take to make an American Dream become a reality? David and Jackie Siegel’s pursuit of their American Dream manifested in an attempt to build the largest and most expensive single-family house in America; however, their dream did not materialize as smoothly as the Siegel family hoped it would after the housing bubble burst in 2008. Director Lauren Greenfield documented the family’s rags-to-riches-to-rags story in a new film, “The Queen of Versailles.” The documentary won the U.S. Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters tomorrow. David Siegel, through his company Westgate Resorts, is currently suing Greenfield, executive producer Frank Evers and distributors Magnolia and Bravo for defamation on the grounds that the film is misleading. Greenfield previously directed the 2006 HBO documentary “Thin,” which explores the treatment of eating disorders and which also received the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Boston Independent Film Festival among other awards. Are you looking forward to seeing the award-winning documentary?



Lauren Greenfield, director of the documentaries, ‘Thin’ and ‘The Queen of Versailles’, recipient of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Directing Award



Adrian Glick Kudler, senior editor of real estate blog Curbed LA


Richard Green, director and chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate







Lauren Osen

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