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On the death of Bahooka, the great Tiki-themed restaurant in Rosemead (its remains will go to the renovated Clifton's on Broadway!), Alan Hess considers why SoCal loves the kitsch so much: "Its aesthetic is the opposite of what most experts insist is important about Midcentury Modern Southern California architecture ?. Yet Tiki had something in common with Southern California Modernist luminaries: Where Ray and Charles Eames showed us whimsy, color, and history, Tiki also showed us whimsy, color and history. [Zocalo Public Square, image via]