Category Archives: 1962

LAPD Parker Center Cop Shop Files: The Freeway Rapist

I was given a box of material that was cleaned out of the old press room at the LAPD’s Parker Center headquarters, sometimes called “the cop shop.” The box was a jumble of press releases, photographs, artists’ sketches and other … Continue reading

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Examiner, Mirror Fold; L.A. Becomes Two-Newspaper Town

Jan. 5, 1962: A dark, painful day in the history of Los Angeles journalism. Virtually overnight, the city becomes a two-newspaper town. The evening Mirror ceases publication Jan. 5, merging with The Times, and the morning Examiner merges with the … Continue reading

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