L.A. Confidential - Crimes

LAPD – gambling raids – 1934

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1934 Gambling Raids

On January 28, 1934, LAPD captain Hunter (left) and Asst. Captain Contreras led surprise gambling raids on three private nightclubs: the Old Colony Club, 1731 North Alta Loma Drive; the Clover Club, 8477 Sunset Boulevard; and Club La Boheme, 8614 Sunset Boulevard. As part of their sting, four undercover cops worked as waiters inside each […]

1900s

Molokane – Russian Immigrants – 1906

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Molokane

Newsflash from the Past: TAKE TO HILLS IN A SCARE. Deluded Los Angeles Molokane Will Move Tomorrow for Fear of Quake. Los Angeles Times (October 14, 1906) There will be an exodus of the Molokane from Los Angeles tomorrow. The 2000 or more [Russian] colonists will begin their trek from the city early in the […]

Bizarre Tales

Newsflash -1967 Music Survey Results

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1967 Music

Pop Survey Names The Tops Of 1967 Music Here are the results of the year-end survey conducted by Pop Scene Service of the top music-makers in the nation. Male singer: NEIL DIAMOND, Frankie Valli, Donovan, Stevie Wonder, Mitch Ryder. Group: PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS, Monkees, Supremes, Beatles, Herman’s Hermits. Female Singer: CHER and PETULA […]

Bizarre Tales

Newsflash: Haunted House – 1963

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Haunted House

Newsflash from the Past:  BOY SCOUTS SURVIVE HAUNTED HOUSE VISIT CANOGA PARK (Feb. 11, 1963) — There were strange noises in the haunted house but they weren’t caused by any supernatural being. So reported three Boy Scouts who tested their courage over the weekend by spending an entire night in a deserted house on the […]

Bizarre Tales

Los Angeles – Cecil Hotel Deaths

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Cecil Hotel suicide

The Cecil Hotel was never a hotel that received and earned a lot of respect. The middle-class hotel was built on the site of a home that had later been converted into a chicken farm/pet store called the Fancier’s Exchange. This chicken ranch store stayed in business into the 1920s before the property was sold […]