Category Archives: Crime and Courts

Nov. 20, 1947: Bobby-Soxer Kills Girl, 5

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Joyce, 13, came home that afternoon and told her father and stepmother what she had done. Her father, an auto body mechanic, ordered his wife and … Continue reading

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Nov. 20, 1907: Police Capture Streetcar Bandits

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 20, 1907 Los Angeles Police battling the current crime wave say they have arrested two men who staged daring holdups on the Ascot Park and Eastlake streetcars, robbing the motormen and … Continue reading

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Nov. 19, 1907: Crime Wave Sweeps L.A.

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 19, 1907 Los Angeles An influx of crooks, petty hoodlums and vagrants drawn by good weather and horse racing at Santa Anita are blamed for a siege of crime throughout the … Continue reading

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Nov. 18, 1907: Historic Pasadena Presbyterian Church Moved to South Pasadena

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 18, 1907 South Pasadena Calvary Presbyterian Church at Center (now El Centro) and Fremont was dedicated in a service featuring prominent local religious leaders, including Dr. John Willis Baer, president of … Continue reading

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Nov. 17, 1907: A #MeToo Moment in the Monkey House; Opera Tenors in Trouble

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 17, 1907 New York by direct wire to The Times Something curious seems to be going on with opera tenors in the monkey house at New York’s Central Park; perhaps there’s … Continue reading

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Nov. 15, 1981: Still Unsolved — Aspiring Screenwriter Killed in Hit-Run Staged to Look Like Rape

  Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Sue was 29, tall, blond and athletic with dimples every time she smiled—her big, clunky glasses the only thing that might betray a degree in … Continue reading

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Sept. 19, 1907: Deadlier Than Male

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 19, 1907 Los Angeles “Hidden somewhere in Los Angeles is a daredevil Spanish woman who should be standing with the Mexican revolutionaries when they are arraigned here in the United States … Continue reading

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Nov. 13, 1907: Revolutionary Defense Fund

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 13, 1907 Los Angeles An uproarious meeting was held last night at Simpson Auditorium to raise money for the four Mexican revolutionaries being held in the Los Angeles County Jail. The … Continue reading

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A Bad Way With Horses

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 12, 1907 Los Angeles Half a block from his home at 1131 Westlake, John P. Shumway Jr. was badly injured when the carriage he was driving collided with the 11th Street … Continue reading

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Nov. 10, 1947: Remains of Kidnapped Girl Found in Orange County Ravine

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Bits of clothing found with a child’s skeleton in a small ravine in Orange County yesterday were identified as belonging to 6-year-old Rochelle Gluskoter, who was … Continue reading

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November 1947: A Mysterious Shooting at the Biltmore

    Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project.. Every now and then, research presents you with a story that doesn’t make any sense. Further readings, rather than clarifying anything, only make the … Continue reading

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Nov. 9, 1907: ‘We Are Revolutionists!’ Supporters Call for Release of Ricardo Flores Magon

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 9, 1907 Los Angeles Local sympathizers, anarchists and socialists are organizing a mass meeting to protest the imprisonment of Ricardo Flores Magon, Librado Rivera, Antonio Villareal and L. Gutierrez De Lara, … Continue reading

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Nov. 8, 1947: Tokyo Rose Seeks to Return to U.S.

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Her name was Iva and she was born in Watts on the Fourth of July, attended high school in Compton and graduated from UCLA with a … Continue reading

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Nov. 5, 1947: ‘Amazing Career of a Girl Drug Addict’

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Nov. 5, 1947: She called it “The Amazing Career of a Girl Drug Addict” and she wasn’t exaggerating—and yet she was. Arrested in October for driving … Continue reading

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Oct. 28, 1907: Former LAPD Chief Calls It ‘Most Detestable Job Ever Created’

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 28, 1907 Los Angeles You know the song even if you’ve never seen “Pirates of Penzance”: A policeman’s lot is not a happy one” and that is doubly true for one … Continue reading

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Black Cat Sandwiches: Frightening Food From the 1940s

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. The night of witches and hobgoblins is a beloved holiday to all children. Exciting masquerade dress, gleaming jack o’ lanterns, eerie black cats, laughter and traditional … Continue reading

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Oct. 24, 1907: Sanitarium Doctor Tells Patients to ‘Live on Love’ and Forget About Food

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 24, 1907 Los Angeles Upon the suicide in February of Dr. H. Russell Burner, advocate of the “radium milk” cure, his sanitarium at 2033 E. 4th St. was taken over by … Continue reading

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Oct. 19, 1907: Toku, Abandoned by Man Who Claimed to Be Wealthy, Denied a Divorce

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 19, 1907 Los Angeles On a visit to Japan, K. Tsuneda of California met an attractive young woman named Toku. Telling her family that he was a wealthy Stanford student, Tsuneda … Continue reading

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Oct. 18, 1947: S.S. General Saw Mass Executions as ‘Necessary to Win War’

  Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. NEURNBERG, Oct. 17 (A.P.)—S.S. Gen. Erich Naumann, whose commandos killed thousands of Jewish men, women and children on the eastern front, told a war crimes … Continue reading

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Oct. 16, 1947: LAPD Issues Guns to Policewomen!

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Sixteen policewomen who will be graduated at 3 p.m. tomorrow from the Police Academy after their training course visited the City Attorney’s office yesterday to receive … Continue reading

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