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Sailplanes at Torrey Pines

March 2, 1953: A sailplane soars above the ocean at Torrey Pines, near San Diego.

Los Angeles Times aviation writer Marvin Miles reported in the March 9, 1953 Los Angeles Times: 298 more words

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News vendor remembered

Aug. 13, 1963: A procession carrying Peter J. Hermano’s body pauses at his Hollywood and Vine newsstand. Friend, actor “Wild Bill” Tucker holds hat over heart. 306 more words

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From the archives - Poem without adjectives — JB Mulligan

Poem without adjectives

Pity the poem without adjectives
as it staggers through the night.
It wipes the rain from its face
and ponders how to describe… 154 more words


Racist Fundamentalists...It's Complicated

Sometimes the archives can make things too complicated. White fundamentalists have always been accused of racism—a charge they’ve vehemently denied. But what do we do when an African American fundamentalist agrees with the racism of his white fellow fundamentalists? 712 more words

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Being a Better Writer: Being a Good Critic

This post was originally written and posted January 10th, 2014, and has been retouched and reposted here for archival purposes.

Today’s post is a little different. 2,508 more words

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Daryl Gates passes the baton

 May 29, 1992: Police Chief Daryl F. Gates leads the LAPD concert band at Police Academy graduation ceremony.

Gates was retiring. Staff writer Bob Pool reported on the graduation ceremony in the next morning’s Los Angeles Times. 220 more words

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Son of Revolutionary War veteran interviewed in Downey

July 1922: Retired Judge Lewis Patrick Phillips, left, is interviewed by Los Angeles Times writer Burton L. Smith.

Phillips was believed to be the last living son of a Revolutionary War soldier. 799 more words

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