Monthly Archives: June 2008

Kenneth Reich, RIP

Above, Ken Reich interviews Watergate figure Donald Segretti. Ken had terrific stories about covering Watergate. In fact, one of my favorite recollections was an occasion when I got to listen to him and the late Anthony Day, former editorial page … Continue reading

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June 30, 1958

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June 30, 1938

Rodney "Gipsy" (or "Gypsy") Smith, famous evangelist, takes a wife. He died in 1947 while sailing from England to New York on the Queen Mary. He was 87. APD "squadmen" (now there’s an interesting coinage) are questioned before a police … Continue reading

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June 30, 1908

Above, early coverage of the the Times Cup, a race that dates to 1903. The Los Angeles Times Trophy is still awarded by the Los Angeles Yacht Club.  t left, trouble in Whittier at the state school for juvenile delinquents. … Continue reading

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Nuestro Pueblo

Union Station under construction in 1938 and as it appears in Google maps’ street view feature. We can only wonder what became of the palm trees planted by Don Mateo.

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Anti-gravity house

An anti-gravity house? You may laugh, the author says, but remember "atomic control" seemed impossible a mere 20 years ago. And no more hassles with dusting!        

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June 28, 1958

Is there oil under Bunker Hill? What an interesting idea, especially now.     

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June 28, 1938

ometimes one can only sigh. At his sentencing in the Harry Raymond bombing, former Police Capt. Earle Kynette speaks for half an hour in defense of his conduct. Unfortunately, The Times didn’t quote a single line of his remarks. Instead, … Continue reading

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June 28, 1908

n this Sunday, June 28, 1908, The Times is full of politics, past and present. At left, the editorial page praises Frances Folsom Cleveland, the widow of President Grover Cleveland, as the ideal of the American woman. Even making allowances … Continue reading

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June 28, 1908

  The Christian Scientist Church at 948 W. Adams Blvd. is the second under construction in 1908. Recall that another one is being built in Pasadena.

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June 27, 1958

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June 27, 1938

  Below, here’s the home at 6323 Arroyo Glen, via Google maps’ street view feature.  Florence Synder’s beloved sycamore is gone, but her house remains.

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June 27, 1908

ong ago, I lost track of how many highway maps The Times has run over the years. Here is yet another one, giving us a trifecta with the map from Ed Ainsworth’s traffic series of 1938 and the one that … Continue reading

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Bonds slams the Dodgers

June 26, 1968 By Keith Thursby Times staff writer difficult to imagine a better debut than Bobby Bonds’ first game for the Giants against the Dodgers. Bonds, described in Dan Hafner’s story as a tall, rangy youngster from Riverside, hit … Continue reading

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June 26, 1938

A panel from "Buck Rogers," Sunday, June 26, 1938. arry Raymond finally goes home after 163 days in the hospital, The Times says. He promises a $1-million lawsuit against Mayor Frank Shaw, Joe Shaw, Police Chief James Davis, several subordinates … Continue reading

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June 26, 1938

  The home of the week, above, and below, via Google maps’ street view.

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Jackie Robinson, track star

June 26, 1938 By Keith ThursbyTimes staff writer It might be the shortest newspaper notice in Jackie Robinson’s career. A two-paragraph item in The Times announced that Robinson, described as the "sensational all-around Pasadena Junior College athlete," would be leaving … Continue reading

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June 26, 1908

Above, Normandie and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, "Home of the Garbage Burrito." he Times’ Harry Carr, fresh from the Republican National Convention in Chicago, heads to Lincoln, Neb., to interview William Jennings Bryan, the Democratic presidential candidate. "When he … Continue reading

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June 25, 1958

Someone apparently doesn’t like Dorothy Adamson’s fox terrier, which is missing after her apartment at 1034 Hilldale was bombed. An unidentified caller had complained about the dog’s barking, The Times says. Alas, the paper never followed up on this story. … Continue reading

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June 25, 1938

e have more fallout from Earle Kynette’s conviction in the Harry Raymond bombing. On the jump, The Times reports that seven officers will face a police board of rights on charges of obstructing the Raymond investigation. Mayor Frank Shaw sends … Continue reading

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