Category Archives: 1964

Gunman Kills LAPD Officers Endler and Monaghan, Feb. 1, 1964

Feb. 1, 1964: Police Sgt. Charles Paul Monaghan and Officer Robert M. Endler of the Wilshire Division are shot to death while investigating a man passing a bad check at the Sears store, 4550 W. Pico Blvd. He was arrested … Continue reading

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The Whisky a Go Go Opens, Jan. 15, 1964

The Whisky a Go Go at Sunset Boulevard and Clark Street via Google Street View. Trentham Roberts, the proprietor of “The ‘60s at 50” blog, has an entry on the opening of Whisky a Go Go on Jan. 15, 1964.

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A Letter From John Steinbeck

I’m always intrigued by the Zamorano Club’s publications. The Zamorano Club was established in 1928 by Los Angeles bibliophiles, named for Augustin Zamorano, California’s first printer, and treated its members to small press runs (often from the Ward Ritchie Press) … Continue reading

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Killer in 1964 ‘Kitty’ Genovese Case Up for Parole

March 28, 1964: New Yorkers shrugged as Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was killed. Winston Moseley, convicted in the infamous 1964 killing of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, is up for parole and Sam Favate takes a look in the Wall Street Journal’s Law … Continue reading

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CARMAGEDDON: Woman Designs 405-10 Interchange!

Speaking of  CARMAGEDDON, here’s an April 6, 1964, profile by The Times’ Dorothy Townsend of freeway engineers Marilyn Reece, who designed the 405-10 interchange  and Carol Schumaker, who designed and 405-605 interchange. It may be a man’s world, but don’t … Continue reading

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