Monthly Archives: January 2007

Not in My Back Yard

Jan. 13, 1907Los AngelesThe Times takes a light, humorous look at the destructive wanderings of Eaton Wash: a docile stream, if not entirely dry, most of the year, turned into a churning monster by heavy rains.“The little river that makes … Continue reading

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Last Rites for an EarlyChurch

Jan. 12, 1907El MonteFor half a century, the Baptist Church of El Monte and the Mason’s Lexington Lodge No. 104 shared a clapboard building on Main Street, the worshipers on the first floor and the Masons, as always, on the … Continue reading

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On the Frontiers of Medicine

Jan. 11, 1907Los AngelesA woman living on a hog ranch near the Santa Fe railroad crossing over the Los Angeles River contacted police after seeing dismembered human bodies in the old dumping ground near George Street.Investigators dug through the dump, … Continue reading

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The Floods

Jan. 9-10, 1907 The worst storm in 23 years blew across Southern California with the force of a gale, dumping more than an inch of rain in Pasadena, killing an Orange County rancher, washing out railroad tracks and collapsing tunnels, … Continue reading

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The Biltmore, Jan. 9, 2007

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A Cold Dose of Reality

Jan. 8, 1907Los AngelesPerhaps Mayor Arthur C. Harper and the incoming slate of officials are focused on how they will divide the spoils of the city and assign patronage jobs, although the mayor says the “last seat at the pie … Continue reading

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TLC

Jan. 7, 1907Long BeachElizabeth Mahler, a dainty brunette with a “sunny and jolly disposition,” is one of the bright spots at Long Beach Hospital. She had many male suitors and a few a months ago became engaged to a young … Continue reading

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Architectural Ramblings

A Trip to Oxford Avenue Here’s an interesting contrast: Oxford Avenue between Washington Boulevard and the Santa Monica Freeway and Oxford Avenue north of Washington. South of Washington, Oxford seems a bit wider and the land between the curb and … Continue reading

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Engine Co. 10 Weeps

Jan. 6, 1907Los AngelesThe Los Angeles Fireman’s Relief Association is staging a benefit for the young widow of ladderman Adolph Hermansen, who plunged out a window and fell five stories while fighting a spectacular blaze that destroyed the new Cohn … Continue reading

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Speaking of City Hall

Here’s one of my favorite views of Los Angeles: City Hall at night with the Lindbergh Beacon.

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A Fatal Can of Beans

Jan. 5, 1907Los AngelesCharles Edward Abbott, 23, of Artesia had lived his entire life in California without seeing snow except on faraway mountains and suggested that Mabel Carter, 28, and her father, Henry, 63, join him on a trip to … Continue reading

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The Mayor Departs From His Prepared Remarks

Jan. 4, 1907Los AngelesMayor-elect Arthur C. Harper stood before 200 members of the Municipal League and their friends in a dinner at Levy’s who were eager to hear what he planned for his incoming administration.Harper took his typewritten speech from … Continue reading

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For Sale on EBay

“escalante_sandy” is offering an original mug shot of Elizabeth Short, with bidding starting at $50. The seller says this mug shot, among a lot of 23 photos, belonged to a retired detective and is not a reproduction, a claim that … Continue reading

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Some Nice Boring Statistics

Jan. 2, 1907Los Angeles Some diligent soul at The Times dug through the number of marriage licenses and divorces and put together a small story that traced the city’s growth through the increase in couples that joined or separated. This … Continue reading

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Alive!

Dec. 7, 1906-Dec. 22, 1906,BakersfieldJan. 1, 1907Los AngelesFor 15 days, miner Lindsay P. Hicks lay trapped by a cave-in that killed his five companions tunneling in a mountain above the Kern River for an Edison hydroelectric project. On the 16th … Continue reading

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