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Black L.A. 1947: Four African Americans File for City Council 7th District Race

Jan. 30, 1947: An ad in the Sentinel announces a preview of a model home in Carver Manor, a housing development designed by Paul R. Williams at 135th Street and Avalon Boulevard. Stanford Avenue in Carver Manor, via Google Street … Continue reading

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Westlake Park Renamed in Tribute to Gen. MacArthur

June 13, 1942:Westlake Park is being renamed as part of the city’s observances to honor Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commemorating the day he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Marines at Camp Elliott are shocked to see women … … Continue reading

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July 9, 1938

Above, President Roosevelt, who will be arriving at Union Station in Los Angeles on July 16, 1938. I hope I can find some Times photos of his visit. r. Roy L. Smith, chairman of the Federation for Civic Betterment and … Continue reading

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Dodger Deal

May 17, 1958   By Keith ThursbyTimes staff writer “I own the oil rights in Chavez Ravine. The city is trying to steal them from us. We’ll have to fight for our rights.’ The quote is found on the second … Continue reading

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Jan. 26, 1908

Newspapering a century ago: The Times blasts the City Council’s spending in caustic language that is unimaginable today–and so much fun … Eight newsboys and messengers are arrested for–what’s this?–selling tips on the horses … And complicated lawsuits in the … Continue reading

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Traffic forecast

They said it: City Councilman Edward R. Roybal: Chavez Ravine is "the worst possible place for a major league park." Roybal said he favored Wrigley Field or a location in East L.A., predicting that putting a baseball stadium in Chavez … Continue reading

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