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July 10, 1958

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June 26, 1908

Above, Normandie and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, "Home of the Garbage Burrito." he Times’ Harry Carr, fresh from the Republican National Convention in Chicago, heads to Lincoln, Neb., to interview William Jennings Bryan, the Democratic presidential candidate. "When he … Continue reading

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Feb. 25, 1908

An "instantaneous heater" explodes while a man is taking a bath and the fire destroys much of the home at 1201 W. 7th. … A fire caused by crossed wires in the attic destroys a home at 2659 Ellendale Place … Continue reading

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Feb. 24, 1908

Above, the first paparazzi … With a headline in dialect, no less … Below, a nighttime intruder doesn’t suspect the woman of the home sleeps with a .32 under her pillow … 19 African Americans are arrested in a raid … Continue reading

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Feb. 16, 1888

   

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Family held hostage

Feb. 12-March 29, 1958 Los Angeles They were such nice boys. Real gentlemen. Having them around the apartment was just like company, except for the guns. They said they weren't guilty of burglarizing that drugstore. They just couldn't prove it … Continue reading

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Last Hope

  Because adult characters never appear in "Peanuts," many comics readers may wonder what Charles Schulz’s grownups looked like. Here’s a sample from a short-lived cartoon strip carried in the Mirror.   Feb. 8, 1958 Los Angeles James Charles Hope, … Continue reading

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Heroic dog shot

  Dec. 11, 1957 Los Angeles This began as a story about a dog and ended in death. On Dec. 10, 1957, a gunman shot a German shepherd named Baron that had been ordered to attack as the robber was … Continue reading

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Spanish blood

  Aug. 1, 1957 Los Angeles Maybe it’s heat, maybe it’s the smog (what would be a Stage 3 alert today), but The Times is full of odd crime news. A rabid 2-year-old fox terrier mix went on a rampage … Continue reading

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Random queries

The hits for the Daily Mirror blog show that someone is researching the Feb. 13, 1969, robbery of the Bank of America at 3320 S. Hill. Here’s your answer: The Times wrote very little about the case, although police killed … Continue reading

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