Monthly Archives: April 2009

Found on EBay — Santa Catalina Island

This vintage photo of a young girl on the beach at Santa Catalina Island has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $9.99. 

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Matt Weinstock — April 30, 1959

Tijuana Exile Hopes This is a further report on Roy Huerta, separated for the last 10 years from his beloved wife, Manuela, and their six children. Roy, 39, is a cook at a restaurant on Sunset Blvd. and lives with … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, April 30, 1959

CONFIDENTIAL FILE Murdering Your Wife a High Misdemeanor What Makes Man a Wife Murderer? BY DR. PAUL POPENOE What makes men murder their wives? Perhaps you don't think the matter is especially pertinent to you personally, but let's talk about … Continue reading

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In the Theaters — April 30, 1985

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Union Station Turns 70

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Dec. 23, 1935: City Hall casts a long shadow over downtown Los Angeles in this photograph showing where Union Station will be built. Notice the large storage tanks of the gasworks in the upper … Continue reading

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Israel Raids Egypt, Celtics Beat Lakers, April 30, 1969

The 1960s were surely the hair decade. Ask your mom if she ever had a hairdo like this model in a Broadway ad.  President Nixon urges "backbone" against student unrest. Israel strikes Egypt. Nixon plays "Happy Birthday" for Duke Ellington. … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Prepares for Opening of Union Station, April 30, 1939

The city made a special effort to examine and celebrate its past during the opening of Union Station. Officials mounted a much more elaborate "parade of progress" than I suspect we would see today. Primitive semi-humans called the Lingoo in … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Angels Flight

This 1908 postcard of Angels Flight has been listed on EBay. Notice that it was originally next to the 3rd Street tunnel. Also notice the lookout tower at the top of Bunker Hill. Bidding starts at $3.99.

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Matt Weinstock — April 29, 1959

  Money Troubles The bitter warfare between those who owe money and those who are trying to collect it goes on and on, with extracurricular activity here and there. A mother received a call recently from a woman who said … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, April 29, 1959

CONFIDENTIAL FILE Pinball Machinery Tilts in El Monte I'm no crime-buster. But every now and then I come up with a morsel about some slightly illegal activity being conducted under the noses of some slightly more than indifferent officials in … Continue reading

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Nashville Cuisine, 1964

At left, 1964 Nashville is the latest destination of Mary McCoy's Cooking With the Junior League blog. (Mary,  the entertaining voice of This Book Is for You, is spending a year preparing meals from Junior League cookbooks). Mary writes: Published … Continue reading

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In the Theaters — April 29, 1983

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Union Station Turns 70

Los Angeles Times file photo Los Angeles' Union Station formally opened May 3-5, 1939, with a three-day festival that included parades and displays of historic locomotives and streetcars. The Daily Mirror will be posting photos of the station's construction and … Continue reading

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Mayor Slashes Budget for Libraries and Parks; Spring Training in Arizona, April 29, 1959

The Senate approves Clare Boothe Luce as ambassador to Brazil, but her husband, Time publisher Henry Luce, asks her to resign, saying that her prestige and authority have been impaired by a political vendetta. During her confirmation hearing, Clare Boothe … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions — The Legacy of Allensworth

An upcoming conference will focus on the legacy of Allensworth, a town financed and governed by African Americans founded by Col. Allen Allensworth. The conference is being promoted as the first in the Hidden Stories Series of the California State … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock — April 28, 1959

Stop the Music In the event you hadn't heard, music is broadcast over the City Hall loudspeaker system. Maybe not the best music, but music. Now an anonymous city employee asks bitterly, "Why must we be submitted to this torture?" … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, April 28, 1959

CONFIDENTIAL FILE A Fellow to Whom We Should Subscribe Normally, I don't go around hawking newspapers. Especially other people's newspapers. But today, I make an exception. Right now, this minute, I'm hustling sheets. At no commission. Like I say, it's … Continue reading

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Bob Oates on O.J. Simpson, October 12, 1973

Oct. 12, 1973: The late Times sportswriter Bob Oates interviews O.J. Simpson, who was playing for Buffalo. Oates: You say ball carrying can't be taught. Do you mean this literally? Simpson: You never hear a great running back say, "I'm … Continue reading

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In the Theaters — April 28, 1980

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Celtics Defeat Lakers, April 28, 1969

  The Celtics returned home to Boston Garden for Game 3 of the NBA finals against the Lakers and the change of scenery seemed to help the home team and tire the visitors. Boston won, 111-105, to trail 2-1. Laker fans … Continue reading

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