Tag Archives: Berkeley

June 14, 1907: 3 Berkeley Students Walk Home to L.A. in 27 Days

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. June 14, 1907 Los Angeles Like many young men, Stuart, Sayre and Maynard decided to walk home from school—but it was a bit farther for these college friends because they were going … Continue reading

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May 24, 1908

  Above, 16 people are injured at a balloon ascension in Berkeley when the gas bag ruptures at an altitude of 300 feet and the airship plunges to earth. The hydrogen gas bag, made of cotton treated with kerosene oil, … Continue reading

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Foreign cars

  Jan. 10, 1958Los Angeles This is an old joke, but these are old pictures: Question: Why don’t the British manufacture typewriters? Answer: They can’t figure out how to make them leak oil. OK, this is the Berkeley roadster, which … Continue reading

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College fashions

In 1969, The Times sent one of its best and most respected writers, Art Seidenbaum, on a tour of California college campuses: UCLA, USC, Stanford, UC Berkeley and someplace called San Fernando Valley State. The resulting series for West magazine … Continue reading

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