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1979 Torrance oil tank fire
  • Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times

1979 Torrance oil tank fire

Posted On: 12:11 a.m. | February 10, 2015

On Monday, Dec. 3, 1979, vapors leaking from a gasoline storage tank at the Mobil Oil facility in Torrance ignited, causing a major explosion. View Post»

Cruising the Los Angeles River
  • Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times

Cruising the Los Angeles River

Posted On: 12:37 a.m. | February 8, 2015

Los Angeles Times reporter Charles Hilinger and photographer Bruce Cox "cruise" the Los Angeles River. View Post»

Nazi demonstrators beaten, chased in Westwood
  • Harry Chase / Los Angeles Times

Nazi demonstrators beaten, chased in Westwood

Posted On: 12:10 a.m. | February 5, 2015

Fighting breaks out between Nazi demonstrators and counter-protesters outside of a Westwood movie theater. View Post»

Santa Fe Railroad's La Grande Station
  • Los Angeles Times

Santa Fe Railroad’s La Grande Station

Posted On: 12:22 a.m. | February 4, 2015

The Moorish-style La Grande Station opened on July 29, 1893 at 2nd and Santa Fe Avenue. View Post»

Civic Center Mall groundbreaking
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Civic Center Mall groundbreaking

Posted On: 12:06 a.m. | February 3, 2015

Shovels await their turn for groundbreaking ceremony at Civic Center Mall. View Post»

L.A. Civic Center, 1960 and 1969
  • Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times

L.A. Civic Center, 1960 and 1969

Posted On: 12:18 a.m. | February 2, 2015

Growth of Los Angeles Civic Center shown in two panoramas taken in 1960 and 1969. View Post»

Sea lion pup watching traffic

Sea lion pup watching traffic

Posted On: 12:36 a.m. | January 30, 2015

A sea lion pup, apparently driven ashore by heavy surf, watches traffic in Capistrano Beach. View Post»

Happy birthday to President Roosevelt
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Happy birthday to President Roosevelt

Posted On: 12:29 a.m. | January 29, 2015

After President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, his Jan. 30th birthday became a nation wide celebration - and fund raising effort to fight polio. View Post»

1964 aluminized fire-protection suit
  • Bruce Cox / Los Angeles Times

1964 aluminized fire-protection suit

Posted On: 12:15 a.m. | January 27, 2015

Test engineer John Hand ends walk through 3,000 degree gasoline fire in demonstration of new aluminized fire protection suit. View Post»

Times' Scout Party trips to Death Valley
  • Los Angeles Times

Times’ Scout Party trips to Death Valley

Posted On: 12:12 a.m. | January 23, 2015

In the 1930s and 40s, Los Angeles Times Outdoor Editor Lynn J. Rogers wrote the "Scout Party" travelogue column on day trips around Southern California. Death Valley was one of his favorite locations. View Post»

Newport Beach high tide
  • Thomas Kelsey / Los Angeles Times

Newport Beach high tide

Posted On: 12:10 a.m. | January 22, 2015

Christopher, 5, in bow, and Brandon Lisk, 14, paddle down 20th Street near Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach as high tides of 7.7 feet made Newport Bay a bit larger than usual. View Post»

1979 Brown for president rock concert
  • George Rose / Los Angeles Times

1979 Brown for president rock concert

Posted On: 12:01 a.m. | January 21, 2015

The first of two Gov. Brown for President fund-raising rock concerts kicks off with five hours of music at the San Diego Sports Arena. View Post»

Photographer gets wet
  • Boris Yaro / Los Angeles Times

Photographer gets wet

Posted On: 12:07 a.m. | January 20, 2015

Photographer gets hit by large wave during storm driven high surf hitting Southern California beaches. View Post»

Sparkling Broadway
  • Jack Carrick / Los Angeles Times

Sparkling Broadway

Posted On: 12:18 a.m. | January 16, 2015

Night scene looking north on Broadway from 7th Street. View Post»

A tale of two cities' pavement
  • John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

A tale of two cities’ pavement

Posted On: 12:55 a.m. | January 14, 2015

Pavement on West 64th Street marks border of the cities of Los Angeles and Inglewood. View Post»

Southern Pacific Railroad's Central Station
  • Photo by Bach

Southern Pacific Railroad’s Central Station

Posted On: 12:04 a.m. | January 13, 2015

In 1914, Southern Pacific began construction of Central Station - located at Fifth Street and Central Avenue. View Post»


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