A day in the life of an American city, Oct. 1:
7:42 a.m. Day breaks with the area's third sharpest earthquake of the century.
Early afternoon. The thermometer tops 94 degrees, one of the hottest days of the year--in October.
Dusk. A blimp serenely circles over downtown, flashing bright red and green "Christmas Greetings" to the shaken, sweltering city below.
Where else but Los Angeles?
THOMAS F. SHEEHAN