Category Archives: #East L.A.

Matt Weinstock, Jan. 27, 1961

       Jan. 27, 1961: Matt Weinstock has an item about folk music featuring singer Joyce James and guitarist Bill Fernandez. One of their songs is David Arkin’s “The Klan,” about a cross burning in East L.A. CONFIDENTIAL TO … Continue reading

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Blinded by Bullet, Officer Shoots Gunman Who Killed Partner, March 5, 1959

  Through the 1950s, Police Officer Ector A. Garcia became a minor celebrity for producing sketches of crime suspects that were astonishingly accurate. But he wanted the excitement of being on the streets and that’s what he got. Garcia and … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, January 12, 1959

CONFIDENTIAL FILE Batista Death Plot Laid Here When Fulgencio Batista fled Cuba last week, a fantastic plot by an American war hero to assassinate the dictator died in the planning. The initial secret meeting between the much-decorated World War II … Continue reading

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June 20, 1938

609 E. 2nd St. in 1938, above, and the neighborhood via Google street view, below. At left, thugs vandalizing Jewish businesses in Berlin observe a day of rest. Above, D.W. Griffith’s "Birth of a Nation" at the Criterion, 7th and … Continue reading

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Ruben Salazar, RIP

Ruben Salazar, from the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive (Collection 1429), Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA     Above, the news story on the death of Ruben Salazar, by Charles T. Powers and Jeff Perlman. … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

Feb. 16, 1938Los Angeles    

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Saved by the cross

  Feb. 6, 1958Los Angeles This was supposed to be a simple story, a story about second chances: A 75-cent crucifix saves the life of a teenage thief who is shot in the chest. Lying in his hospital bed, he … Continue reading

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Harry Raymond bombing

Feb. 3, 1938Los Angeles  Paul Wright collapses on the witness stand … A car plays "Nearer, My God, to Thee" when it reaches 60 mph … A member of the LAPD Intelligence Unit surrenders in the investigation of the Harry … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

Dist. Atty. Buron Fitts charges Police Capt. Earle Kynette* with attempted murder … An Assembly committee issues more than 100 subpoenas in an investigation of vice, graft and corruption in Los Angeles … Caltech engineers discuss the possibility of sending … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

This is getting complicated. Police Capt. Earle Kynette has been cleared by Police Chief Davis and has promised to capture whoever attached a bomb to Harry Raymond’s car. Kynette has already been charged with wiretapping Raymond’s phone. Now he’s in … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

You’re reading this correctly: Police Chief Davis insists the LAPD had nothing to do with the Harry Raymond bombing, and Capt. Earle Kynette, who is out on bail on charges of wiretapping Raymond’s home, says he’ll have the culprits in … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

Mayor Frank Shaw says he has the "utmost confidence" in the LAPD’s investigation of the Harry Raymond bombing. He also says there is no evidence of police involvement in the blast … Allegations of police corruption in Arcadia … The … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

Jan. 21, 1938Los Angeles The state attorney general’s office steps into the bombing investigation and everyone in our cast of characters gets ready for the drama. (I love the front page photo of Police Capt. Earle Kynette). On the jump, … Continue reading

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Paul Coates

Jan. 13, 1958 Juvenile terror has been a fact in this town for a long time. It’s nothing new. But there is something new about the latest series of outbreaks which hit the headlines over the last few days. Take … Continue reading

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Fatal rage

Oct. 6, 1957 Los Angeles Joe and Ruby had four young children, but were treating them so badly that a warrant was issued on charges of neglect. Juvenile Officers Roy Keene and Connie Kennedy went to the home at 1328 … Continue reading

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Political prayers

Sept. 10-30, 1957 Los Angeles I have only touched in passing on Arkansas Gov. Orville Faubus’ fight to prevent the integration of Central High School in Little Rock. (Faubus called out the Arkansas National Guard to block federally ordered integration. … Continue reading

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Spanish blood

  Aug. 1, 1957 Los Angeles Maybe it’s heat, maybe it’s the smog (what would be a Stage 3 alert today), but The Times is full of odd crime news. A rabid 2-year-old fox terrier mix went on a rampage … Continue reading

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A flurry of interest

UNEXPECTED THRILL–Romping in the snow was a surprising Easter treat for youngsters in the 4500 block of Yellowstone Street yesterday when a white blanket fell–not in the foothills–but just 1 1/2 miles from General Hospital. Enjoying a rare toboggan ride … Continue reading

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