From July, 2007: Huell Howser took a visit to Blooms General Store in the Arts District, after the passing of Joel Bloom. Howser's gift was not just finding stories, but connecting with people who understood the stories of their neighborhoods.
The longtime host of KCET series "California's Gold," died last night of natural causes. He was 67.
ADD: My post on Huell at KCET.
KCET has a list of Huell tributes.
Photo: EF / VFAL