A photograph depicting the 1929 Pasadena Buicks baseball team showed a 10-year-old boy who used to come to the team’s practices and shag balls. He is pictured sitting in front of the team. His name was Jackie Robinson.he 1929 Pasadena Buicks baseball team showed a 10-year-old boy who used to come to the team’s prac-tices and shag balls. He is pictured sitting in front of the team. His name was Jackie Robinson.
Marconda’s butcher shop in the Original Farmers Market opened in 1941 at the beginning of World War II. Today, 80 years later, Marconda’s is known throughout L.A. as one of the ﬁnest butcher shops around. Marconda’s owner Dave DeRosa, left, was pictured with longtime employees Dominick Martino and Jimmy Ritchie, circa the 1970s.
The Park Labrea News’ staff was hard at work digging up local news in the March 22, 1951, issue. Shown clockwise from top left are photographer Auburn Graves, editor and publisher Lu Weare, society editor Terri Bowman and advertising salesperson Marian Peltason.
Composer and Park La Brea resident Albert Von Tilzer was featured in the April 14, 1955, issue of the Park Labrea News with an article about his most famous song, “Take Me Out To The Ball-game.” A friend had given Von Tilzer a poem about baseball and the composer took a single line – “One, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game” – for a new song he was composing. The rest is history, as Von Tilzer’s musical creation became a lasting and memorable part of the sport of baseball.
A campaign ad for John F. Kennedy ran on Oct. 27, 1966, signaling the beginning of one of the United States’ most signiﬁcant political dynasties.
Prince Charles got the royal treatment during a visit to the La Brea Tar Pits in November 1977. The Prince of Wales joined Tar Pits Museum founder George C. Page, center, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn in discussing the many prehistoric animals that once roamed the neighborhood.
Publishers Michael and Karen Villalpando had a special welcome for readers on Jan. 11, 1990, after taking ownership of the Park Labrea News.
Television writer and producer Syd Cassyd, founder of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, was shown with his wife, Miriam, on April 29, 1991. Cassyd was a longtime columnist for the newspapers. He received an Emmy Award that year for his support and service with the academy.
Then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama appeared at a campaign rally at the Rancho La Cienega Sports Complex on Feb. 20, 2007. It was among the ﬁrst of many visits Obama made to Los Angeles over the next 10 years. Rodeo Road, which was adjacent to the sports complex, was renamed as Obama Boulevard in 2018.
Guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek of The Doors received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 28, 2007. The Doors were among the up-and-coming bands in the 1960s that helped make the Sunset Strip a destination for music, frequently performing with iconic vocalist Jim Morrison and drummer John Densmore at the Whisky a Go Go.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour ﬂew over Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2012, on its ﬁnal ﬂight before being placed on display at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.