April 3, 1913: That is author L. Frank Baum and composer Louis F. Gottschalk, the team behind “The Tik-Tok Man of Oz,” which was a blockbuster in Los Angeles. The Times said it “is the reigning sensation of the local theatrical world and with a succession of crowded houses at the Majestic there is every tangible indication that this new musical extravaganza with its wealth of pictorial beauty is an out and out success.”
In other news, Police Chief Sebastian (yes, I know) wants $1 million so he can add 75 new patrolmen, three motorcycle officers and four policewomen. He also wants to increase the minimum salary of patrolmen from $83.33 to $100.
The city is struggling to deal with traffic congestion – caused by Los Angeles’ sainted streetcar system.