Category Archives: Temple City

Found on EBay

Here’s an interesting curio I found on EBay: A badge purportedly issued by the Pacific Electric Railway. I’m always suspicious of items like this because reproductions are common and frankly I wasn’t sure the PE had a police force. However, … Continue reading

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End of watch

    Oct. 13-23, 1957 Los Angeles Woody and Eddy’s should have been an easy job for two old pros just out of the joint: Sit around and have a drink or two until the place closes and nearly everybody … Continue reading

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Pepe Arciga

Aug. 26, 1957 In a recent issue of Variety, columnist Dave Kaufman sends off his piece with an opening paragraph sure to be an eye-catcher. It concerns racial prejudice and the way some writers are unsuccessfully trying to peddle their … Continue reading

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Look to the Skies!

April 11, 1957 Temple City By Larry Harnisch Early that morning, about 4:40 a.m., a sonic boom that was perhaps from some secret aircraft shook the San Gabriel Valley awake, setting off burglar alarms and breaking a window at 275 … Continue reading

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