Monthly Archives: March 2008

Matt Weinstock

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Paul Coates

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Dodger parking

        By Keith ThursbyTimes Staff Writer There’s a long line of people willing and able to criticize the Dodgers for the traffic mess at the Coliseum Saturday. But what could people have expected? Unless you’ve been under … Continue reading

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Bunker Hill project

My friends over the 1947project have done a soft launch of their new site. Instead of selecting another year for daily entries, my longtime crime buddies (and some new authors) have chosen a vanished neighborhood: Bunker Hill. The blog is … Continue reading

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March 31, 1958

Above, Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster in "Run Silent, Run Deep," directed by Robert Wise. Below, fighting in the Middle East … For the first time in its history, the Legislature adjourns without a budget. The governor calls legislators back … Continue reading

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March 31, 1938

Above, film novice Charlie McCarthy blows his top. Below, vegetable peddler George Sakalis, a key witness in the Earle Kynette case, gets additional protection after complaining that he is being followed by private detectives … The head of the VFW … Continue reading

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Pegleg horse

I stumbled across this item while researching the previous post. It’s one of the strangest stories I’ve ever seen: Not only does a horse have a wooden leg, but it caught fire when the animal was standing too close to … Continue reading

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March 31, 1908

Above, the city introduces the concept of a traveling blacksmith who shoes all of the Fire Department’s horses rather than take them to the nearest blacksmith. The Times says the blacksmith (for some reason, we didn’t use his name) shoes … Continue reading

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March 30, 1958

Above, Ernie Bushmiller, a feminist? Who knew? Below, with less than 48 hours remaining before its sessions ends, the state Legislature is unable to agree on a budget–shocking, I know … The Times promotes an upcoming series on the Strategic … Continue reading

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March 30, 1938

Above, The Times editorial page opposes allowing wholesale immigration of German and Austrian Jews to America. The Times notes that they would be penniless and that many of them would either go on welfare or take jobs from Americans. Instead, … Continue reading

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March 30, 1908

Above, a look at the Great White Fleet in Magdalena Bay. Below, the federal government interviews prisoners and mental patients in Los Angeles in a campaign to deport immigrant radicals. Recall that The Times bombing will occur Oct. 1, 1910. … Continue reading

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March 29, 1958

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Death in La Puente

March 29, 1958 Two cars cruised La Puente on a Friday night. One car carried Fred Avila, 20, and three unidentified young women. The other carried four young men from La Puente: Manuel Garcia, 19; Refugio Luna Jr., 20; John … Continue reading

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March 29, 1938

Above, U.S. military forces in Hawaii stage war games to prepare for a possible invasion. Apparently the defenders detected their mock enemy long before an invasion could be staged. Below, several prominent Angelenos sharply question German Consul Georg Gyssling during … Continue reading

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March 29, 1908

Here’s another ethnic caricature by Times cartoonist Edmund Waller "Ted" Gale …  The accompanying article about a Chinese American woman who adds a contemporary "Merry Widow" hat to her traditional costume is unsigned but is quite probably by Harry Carr, … Continue reading

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Home of the week

March 29, 1908 Here’s the northeast corner of Washington and Wilton, 1908. Today it looks like this. The home was built by Herman Blumenthal and designed by Robert D. Farquhar.

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Matt Weinstock

March 28, 1958

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Paul Coates

March 28, 1958

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March 28, 1958

Above, Mickey Cohen is in trouble again. Shocking, I know. This time he has a black eye courtesy of U.S. drug agent Howard W. Chappell. Cohen was eventually fined $200 for disturbing the peace. Below, the death of W.C. Handy, … Continue reading

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March 28, 1938

Above, five-suit bridge. Hard to imagine, but there it is, introducing eagles as the new suit. Below, Austrian Catholic leaders embrace Nazism … Minnesota granite is being installed on the Federal Building … Film director David "Pecados de Amor" Kirkland … Continue reading

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