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Police Smash Marihuana Ring

The Times publishes artist Charles H. Owen’s map of the Sicilian invasion. Owens’ artwork is featured in “Nuestro Pueblo,” one of my favorite books on Los Angeles. July 11, 1943: LAPD officers and state narcotics agents raid an apartment at … Continue reading

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June 26, 1938

A panel from "Buck Rogers," Sunday, June 26, 1938. arry Raymond finally goes home after 163 days in the hospital, The Times says. He promises a $1-million lawsuit against Mayor Frank Shaw, Joe Shaw, Police Chief James Davis, several subordinates … Continue reading

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Drug bust

Oct. 19, 1957 Los Angeles Perhaps you remember publicist Desmond Slattery from Paul Coates’ Aug. 22, 1957, column. In brief, he was selling crickets as pets. This time, however, his problem is roaches–or rather, a roach. Slattery and his roommate, … Continue reading

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Pot pad raided

June 15, 1957 Los Angeles Deputies arrested 13 people after finding them hiding in tunnels dug beneath at house at 12117 Jersey Ave., Norwalk, apparently intended as a bomb shelter. Investigators found 22 marijuana cigarettes in the house and 22 … Continue reading

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Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

June 12, 1957 "Marijuana," you don’t say out loud. You whisper it. Because, in the last few years, it has become a hysterical word. And the hysteria has reached a point, today, whereby guilt can be decided by association. But … Continue reading

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Drug raid

May 6, 1957 Los Angeles Saundra died Jan. 11, 1978, 40 years after she dazzled concert-goers as a child prodigy on the violin, like her mother, Frances. In her lifetime, she performed at the Hollywood Bowl with Leopold Stokowski and … Continue reading

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