Geneva Ellroy, 1915-1958

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Today is the 50th anniversary of a story hitting the Los Angeles papers that would become iconic in local literature. On June 22, 1958, 10-year-old James Ellroy came home in El Monte and was told that his mother had been murdered. Ellroy, of course, has written and talked at length about that day and his life after. Larry Harnisch at The Daily Mirror blog dug out the original coverage.

Add Harnisch: In honor of George Carlin's death, The Daily Mirror presents the original Times banner headline on the ban of the seven dirty words that Carlin incorporated into his act. David Rensin at Native Intelligence cuts right to the chase.

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