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Dec. 8, 1907: Jewish Refugees, Fleeing Russian Persecution, Come to L.A.

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Dec. 8, 1907 Los Angeles I’ll apologize now, for this is an account with more questions than answers; a story of heartbreak and hope without an ending. The Times features three members … Continue reading

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Nov. 8, 1947: Tokyo Rose Seeks to Return to U.S.

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Her name was Iva and she was born in Watts on the Fourth of July, attended high school in Compton and graduated from UCLA with a … Continue reading

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Nov. 5, 1907: Bride Travels From Scotland to Marry Fiance Seeking Better Life in L.A.

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 5, 1907 Los Angeles John Richie led the bass section of the choir at St. Machar’s Cathedral in Aberdeen, Scotland, while Testristina Adams was a contralto. They sang in the choir … Continue reading

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Oct. 19, 1907: Toku, Abandoned by Man Who Claimed to Be Wealthy, Denied a Divorce

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 19, 1907 Los Angeles On a visit to Japan, K. Tsuneda of California met an attractive young woman named Toku. Telling her family that he was a wealthy Stanford student, Tsuneda … Continue reading

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Sept. 21, 1907: 26 Men Deported to China

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 21, 1907 Los Angeles It is one thing to know in the abstract about racial intolerance at the turn of the 20th century and quite another to have to read it … Continue reading

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Sept. 6, 1947: Mexican Workers Essential as Americans Refuse Stoop Labor, Ranchers Testify

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. “Up from his 160-acre vegetable farm at San Juan Capistrano, veteran rancher H.L. Remmers informed the committee that he must “get Mexican workers” or “think about … Continue reading

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Aug. 4, 1907: Galveston Plan Brings Russian Jews to Southwestern U.S.

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Aug. 4, 1907 Galveston, Texas The Times reports on the Jewish Territorial Organization headed by author and playwright Israel Zangwill and banker Jacob Schiff to help Jews fleeing persecution in Russia.

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Emma Lazarus’ ‘The New Colossus’ Calls to All Immigrants

Construction of the Statue of Liberty, artwork by John Durkin, Harper’s Weekly, Jan. 19, 1884. Written in 1883 to help raise money for building the pedestal on which the Statue of Liberty would stand, Emma Lazarus’ 14-line poem “The New … Continue reading

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June 3, 1947: Soldiers Fight Army’s Ban on Japanese Brides

 Note: This is an encore post from 2005 that originally appeared on the 1947project. It was a tough problem for the armed services. In March, an Air Forces lieutenant at Tachikawa Air Base and “a beautiful Japanese girl” killed themselves … Continue reading

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May 30, 1907: Hop Chung, Chinese Laundryman, Presses Zoning Case in Court

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. May 30, 1907 Los Angeles Hop Chung is in trouble again. Chung, it seems, is no stranger to the legal system, with a police record going back to 1883. Ten years later, … Continue reading

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April 27, 1907: Man Badly Injured in Attack by Mule

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. W.S. Stanton of N. 117½ E. First St. was attacked by a vicious mule at the California Truck Company’s stables, No. 337 Aliso St., last night and seriously injured. When he attempted … Continue reading

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Who Was California’s First Woman Judge? A Puzzlement

April 17, 1913: Clara Jess, described as the first woman in California to be appointed as a judge, resigns after a year. She was the recorder of Daly City and functioned like a justice of the peace, according to an … Continue reading

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Bill Would Bar Japanese From Owning Land

April 10, 1913: The Times seems to be featuring a woman artist, but it’s difficult to make out her elaborate signature. Is it N. Tanaga? V. Tanaga? V. Kanaga? Aha! she was Neva Kanaga. Further research indicates she was Neva … Continue reading

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Human Fly Flees Hall of Justice

April 4, 1943: Col. Darryl F. Zanuck comes under criticism for trying to return to civilian life. (Zanuck said there wasn’t much chance that he would make more movies of combat.) Sen. Harry Truman (D-Mo.) of the Senate War Program … Continue reading

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Millennial Moment: Iranian Exiles Find a Bit of Home in Santa Monica Park

Oct. 25, 1982: Times staff writer Bill Overend profiles Iranian exiles who gather in Santa Monica’s Palisades Park on Sunday afternoons, hundreds of people — mostly Jews and some Muslims — who came to the U.S. because of the Iranian … Continue reading

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