Tag Archives: Los Angeles River

Nov. 2, 1907: Beautification Campaign Would Make a Garden Spot of the L.A. River

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 2, 1907 Los Angeles As part of a new city beautification campaign, Boyle Heights residents have suggested turning the Los Angeles River into a garden spot. The plan calls for “a … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – 1938 Floods Wreak Havoc on Los Angeles Area

  Flooding in North Hollywood, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Note: This is an encore post from 2013. Seventy-five years ago, a deluge of rain hit Los Angeles and the surrounding area, leading to massive floods and causing millions of dollars … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Los Angeles — The Hopperstead House

Jan. 27, 1936: Times artist Charles Owens and columnist Timothy Turner visit the Hopperstead home, which was built at Hill and Court streets in 1880. When Turner wrote this column, family members were still living in a portion of the … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – 1938 Floods Wreak Havoc on Los Angeles Area

Flooding in North Hollywood, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Seventy-five years ago, a deluge of rain hit Los Angeles and the surrounding area, leading to massive floods and causing millions of dollars in damage and a devastating loss of life. Many … Continue reading

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March 3, 1938

The great storm of 1938 roars through Los Angeles, isolating the city from the outside world by taking out bridges and utility lines, touching off mudslides and leaving the city in darkness. Ten spectators are killed when a pedestrian bridge … Continue reading

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March 2, 1958

Above, "Fort Dobbs," with Clint Walker, Virginia Mayo and Brian Keith. Below, our own Chuck Hillinger and photographer Bruce Cox try to go rafting in the L.A. River after the Army Corps of Engineers finished its project to cover the … Continue reading

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