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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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Oct. 26, 1907: Women Clean Clothes With Gasoline, Die After Explosion and Fire

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 26, 1907 Los Angeles Two women in the West Adams District were badly burned and expected to die after a bowl of gasoline they were using to clean a soiled dress … Continue reading

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Black L.A., 1947: Mother Sues Hospital Over Baby Mix-Up

Jewell Sperling with her son James Sperling Jr., Pittsburgh Courier, April 12, 1947. April 3, 1947: Jewell Sperling of 714 W. 32nd St., sues Hoover Hospital for $3,500, charging that she suffered mental distress from being sent home with the … Continue reading

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Christmas in Los Angeles, 1912

Dec. 26, 1912: The Times makes the rounds of Christmas celebrations among the less fortunate and discovers that the emergency wards are full – but readers are assured that no women or girls are among the victims.

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