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FDR Warns of Long Struggle; Nisei Vow Loyalty to U.S.

Dec. 10, 1941: At Los Angeles City College, Japanese American students are stunned by the Pearl Harbor attack and promise loyalty to the United States. “We American students of Japanese blood have confidence in the fairness of white Americans. Everyone … Continue reading

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Frontiers of Learning: Brontë Sisters Power Dolls

Brontë Sisters Power Dolls! No, they’re not real. But they are funny.

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CARMAGEDDON: Woman Designs 405-10 Interchange!

Speaking of  CARMAGEDDON, here’s an April 6, 1964, profile by The Times’ Dorothy Townsend of freeway engineers Marilyn Reece, who designed the 405-10 interchange  and Carol Schumaker, who designed and 405-605 interchange. It may be a man’s world, but don’t … Continue reading

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Architectural rambling

t’s difficult to be certain, but I believe the house shown in Google maps’ street view is the one designed by Clara Content Alden. Fortunately, Riverside County has posted its historic maps online, so I was able to find the … Continue reading

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June 9, 1908

Dolly Graham, actress, shows off the directoire gown on the streets of Los Angeles. Shocked citizens report the garment to prosecutors as "indecent" and "not nice." Email me

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May 28, 1908

Above and at left, I’m not sure which is more remarkable, the story about Kate Welsh, the sister of prizefighter Fred Welsh, or the byline: Louise M. George. As late as the 1950s, reporters rarely got bylines, so it’s impossible … Continue reading

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