Monthly Archives: January 2007

On the Frontiers of Medicine

Jan. 31, 1907Los Angeles Showing once again that Los Angeles is out of touch with Sacramento, local health officials are fighting an education bill that would lift mandatory smallpox vaccinations for schoolchildren. Vaccinations were opposed for several reasons in the … Continue reading

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Stuck Fast

Jan. 30, 1907Los Angeles Recent rains have left the city’s streets in terrible shape, as The Times shows in a photo taken at 1st Street and Spring. This wagon, pulled by a strong team, plunged up to its hubs in … Continue reading

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An Apostle of the Past

Jan. 28, 1907Los Angeles William Jennings Bryan stepped from the Owl train to be greeted by a long-waiting crowd. “In appearance, Mr. Bryan has changed but little since he was last in Los Angeles,” The Times says. “In his manner, … Continue reading

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A Most Remarkable Man

Jan 28, 1907Los Angeles “If my career seems strange to you, it seems stranger and more incredible to me,” Gen. Homer Lea once said. And indeed it was, for Lea’s life was the tale of a poor and badly handicapped … Continue reading

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Why Doesn’t L.A. Do Something About Traffic?

Jan. 27, 1907Los Angeles One thing you can say about Angelenos: We love to talk about traffic. The only thing we love more is to commission studies and draft plans to deal with the problem, and then ignore them. “With … Continue reading

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Born in the U.S.A.

Jan. 26, 1907Los Angeles Chin Man Can (or Kan) is in jail on charges of being an illegal immigrant. The young man says he is nothing of the sort, but unable to prove that he was born in San Francisco … Continue reading

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Le-MON!! Le-MON!!

Jan. 25, 1907Los Angeles I wonder if Felix Chavarino lost a dog somewhere. Lmharnisch.comLmharnisch.blogspot.comE-mail: lmharnisch (AT) gmail.com

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Introducing Miss White

Jan. 24, 1907Los Angeles Meet a tough little lady who gave her life to helping the poor, needy children of Los Angeles. She built a church and school starting with a nickel donated by a newsboy, left it all and … Continue reading

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Le-Mon! Le-Mon!

Jan. 23, 1907Los Angeles Pity, for a moment, Felix Chavarino, caught in the grips, not of opium, morphine or heroin, but of citrus, for he is a “lemon fiend.” He was arrested after begging for food in a small restaurant. … Continue reading

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The Bible Explained — for $1,000

Jan. 22, 1907Los Angeles Since his teens, James Lauer has been studying the Bible. Where others have struggled to parse its meanings, he has found clarity. He wants to write a book that will explain it all. The only thing … Continue reading

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If They Had Only Known

Jan. 21, 1907Los Angeles Mayor Arthur C. Harper addressed the crowd for a moment, reminiscing about a teacher who used to tell his pupils that someday, long after he was gone, people would get around Los Angeles in self-propelled vehicles. … Continue reading

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Architectural Ramblings

Los AngelesJan. 20, 2007 What we do know about H.J. Brainerd is that he built a fair number of “portable homes.” What we don’t know, except in one case, is exactly where he put them. Brainerd was active from 1906 … Continue reading

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A Conductor Throws Caution to the Winds

Jan. 19, 1907Los Angeles Despite his ill health, Harley Hamilton drove himself to conduct a concert by the Los Angeles Symphony because he believed so much in bringing the music of Tchaikovsky (or in those days, Tschaikowsky) to the public. … Continue reading

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An Unfortunate Loophole

Jan. 18, 1907San Francisco In what is surely an embarrassing and awkward oversight, the California Constitution only prevents “Mongolian” children from attending white public schools when separate campuses have been created. The problem, legislators have discovered, is that the Japanese … Continue reading

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The Changing Face of the City

Jan. 17, 1907Los Angeles On a trip from Utah to visit his daughter, H.E. Gibson keeps getting lost as he wanders around Los Angeles. No, it’s not because Gibson is 80, for his mind is still sharp. It’s because he … Continue reading

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Union Rescue Mission

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Also on EBay

Jan. 16, 2007 Sfxarchive is selling a 4- by 5-inch negative ostensibly from the Black Dahlia case. I don’t recognize any of these individuals, nor have I ever seen the image. It doesn’t show any of the main suspects, nor … Continue reading

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Another EBay Mystery

Jan. 15, 2007 Los Angeles While making my daily check of EBay, I found another envelope from 1907, this one addressed to A. Victor Segno, 701 N. Belmont. A brief check of Proquest reveals—what’s this? A major scam artist, self-help … Continue reading

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In Cred I Ble

The sale of 1940s mug shots, including one of Elizabeth Short, sold Jan. 12, 2007, for $1,802.77 (more than $78 per picture) to phenomaly. Although EBay now conceals bidders’ identities, we can see that the next highest bid was $1,777.77. … Continue reading

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