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Keeping cool at press conference

Keeping cool at press conference

Aug. 17, 1966: Gov. Edmund G. Brown’s granddaughter Hillary Rice, 10 months, keeps cool during press conference.

Gov. Brown and John A. McCone, left, discuss results of the McCone Commission’s report on the Watts riots.

This photo appeared in the Aug. 18, 1966, Los Angeles Times. The accompanying story by Jack Jones began:

“Significant progress has been made on all but a few of the recommendations” made by the McCone Commission, Gov. Brown was told Wednesday …

The 49-page inventory was compiled by a specially assembled crew of investigators and presented to Brown in the backyard of the latter’s Los Angeles residence.

McCone noted, in a letter of transmittal signed by himself and Vice Chairman Warren Christopher, that “there has been no major disturbance this summer in the south-central area of Los Angeles.

“Nevertheless, tension has continued to be high…”

scott.harrison@latimes.com

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