October 1, 1987
Some of Los Angeles' oldest things were damaged by the quake. Extensive damage was reported to exhibits at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe, which is a museum about the early Spanish land grant pioneers. The museum is located just south of the Artesia Freeway on Alameda Street near Carson. "We got more damage than in the Sylmar earthquake," said Father Pat McPolin, C.M.F., curator of the museum.
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January 10, 2010 |
One hundred years ago, "few Americans had seen an airplane, let alone an air race," Air & Space magazine recently noted. The flying machines were considered the toys of eccentric grown-ups who, in the words of one historian, enjoyed a professional status comparable to "contortionists, dog trainers, organ-grinders and wire-walkers." That would change with the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet, an 11-day demonstration of planes, dirigibles and passenger balloons that drew more than 200,000 spectators to the old Aviation Field near what is now Carson.
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September 22, 2004 |
Before last school year, Robin Frazier's fifth-graders couldn't have told you much, if anything, about the influential historian, author and journalist who built an unusual, artifact-filled home a century ago in their Highland Park neighborhood. Yet here they are, students from Aldama Elementary School, appearing in a video professionally produced last spring about Charles Fletcher Lummis and El Alisal, the sturdy but fanciful rock-faced house he created along the Arroyo Seco.
September 22, 1985 |
Queen Elizabeth II is a lender. Her Majesty is contributing torcheres in the shape of Highlanders, which usually grace the walls at Balmoral Castle, her vacation home in Scotland. The queen's son, Prince Charles, is also contributing. He's sending John Wootton's painting of "Frederick, Prince of Wales's Shooting Party," which hangs at the prince's country home, Highgrove Park. Admittedly their names have the most clout.
October 2, 1987 |
A major earthquake rocked the Los Angeles metropolitan area at 7:42 a.m. Thursday, killing three people, injuring scores of others, severely damaging more than 100 structures and forcing the closure of two freeways in the Santa Fe Springs area. Seismologists at Caltech said the quake, which rumbled for 15 to 30 seconds, depending on how close you were to the epicenter, measured 6.1 on the Richter scale.