One of my particular joys in doing the Daily Mirror at the Los Angeles Times was rerunning Paul Coates’ columns, which originally appeared in the Mirror (d. 1962). I was particularly fortunate to have several excellent interns who transcribed them. This entire column is available at Archive.org..
The Times killed the Daily Mirror in 2011, but holds the copyright and the posts remain online in a long-neglected subdomain that isn’t linked to the latimes.com website. To avoid link rot, I’ll link to the copies at Archive.org.
Coates’ most memorable story for 1958? Helping to win a reprieve for Remmel Wayne Brice, who was sentenced to die in the gas chamber for killing the owner of a Van Nuys liquor store..