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News Quiz, 1947: How Many Stories of the Year Do You Know?

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. I think of it as a report card from the past. For the last few months, the 47P has explored stories that seemed important or unusual, … Continue reading

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Oct. 29, 1907: ‘Oh, God, The Bassoon!’ Musicians Union Dispute Becomes Operatic

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 29, 1907 Los Angeles Given The Times’ view of unions, it’s a little difficult to determine precisely what went wrong with a production of Ambroise Thomas’ “Mignon” at the Auditorium, but … Continue reading

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Oct. 10, 1907: The Want Ads

This is an encore post from 2006.

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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. 12-13, 1907: Bucket of Blood Is a Den of Drunken Debauchery

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Aug. 12-13, 1907 Los Angeles Despite the name Bismarck Cafe, police call the saloon at Main and Winston Streets the Bucket of Blood because it’s a continual source of crime and violence. … Continue reading

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June 20, 1907: Salesclerks Fight to Keep Shortened Work Hours on Saturdays

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. June 20, 1907 Los Angeles The salesclerks of Los Angeles are steaming—and not over the warming temperatures. Beginning last summer, all the department stores agreed that instead of closing at 10 p.m. … Continue reading

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May 18, 1907: Black Worker on Search for Lost Lumber Gets in Fatal Fight

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. May 18, 1907 Los Angeles William Mullen, a black strikebreaker for the Pioneer Truck Company, was delivering a shipment of lumber when he realized that he had lost some of his load … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: Thomas R. LeBlanc, Influential Figure in Los Angeles Music

LeBlanc’s Creole Band in an undated photo, via the Sentinel. May 8, 1947: I went down the research rabbit hole on the story of Thomas R. LeBlanc, who was featured in the Sentinel. This is a story that deserves more … Continue reading

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Navy Doctors Defuse ‘Human Bomb’

Sept. 19, 1943: In a story delayed for wartime, the Associated Press reports that Allen L. Gordon, 23, of Rock Island, Ill., fire control operator third class, was struck Dec. 2 with a 20-millimeter antiaircraft shell that lodged in his … Continue reading

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Union Pleads With Streetcar Workers Not to Strike

Sept. 5, 1943: Explaining that “war strategies between President Roosevelt and Britain’s Prime Minister Churchill come first,” William P. Nutter of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen pleads with dissatisfied employees of the Pacific Electric Railway to stay on the job. … Continue reading

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Action by FDR Averts Streetcar Strike!

July 25, 1943: President Roosevelt intervenes in the planned Pacific Electric Railway strike, saying that he did not want to use Army trucks to transport war supplies. The strike centered on a raise of 13 cents an hour, which has … Continue reading

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AFSCME Seeks to Organize LAPD

March 20, 1943: The AFSCME sets up a local for LAPD officers, an action opposed by Police Chief Clemence “C.B.” Horrall and Deputy Chief Joe Reed.  The Los Angeles Police Protective League, established in the 1920s, began bargaining on behalf … Continue reading

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June 13, 1958

ow here’s an interesting way to beat traffic, at least if you’re Judge Leo Freund. It seems that Freund didn’t care for being stuck while big dump trucks building the San Diego Freeway used Santa Monica Boulevard. Freund decided that … Continue reading

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April 22, 1938

Above, there are people in this world who insist that before the advent of top-40 radio in the 1950s, programming was a formless blob. Note, in fact, that programming was often tightly organized in 15-minute blocks. Below, Officer Donald M. … Continue reading

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Feb. 21, 1958

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Jan. 29, 1908

Wow. Despite what I know about local history, I’m stunned by the article on the mass firing of Japanese employees across the city … Los Angeles County is looking for another coroner … Bad news in the courts for automobile … Continue reading

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Bus strike ends

  Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Julia Mendoza, left, and Florence Estrada dry a bus that has just come out of the wash rack in preparation for the resumption of service. The bus strike ends after 54 days, the … Continue reading

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Jan. 24, 1958

Car dealer H.J. Caruso goes to jail … A witness in the L. Ewing Scott case attacks a TV cameraman … Imperial Emperor Bill Hendrix orders the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan to disband … And The Times leads … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

Jan. 23, 1958 Confidential magazine may have purged itself of obscenity but the expose complex it created is not so easily dispelled. So says an experienced writer of fact articles. The way he analyzes the present situation, the public’s appetite … Continue reading

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Jan. 17, 1958

 

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