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Raymond bombing


Feb. 9, 1938
Los Angeles

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Let's cruise down Wilshire and take a look at the Ambassador--oh wait, I forgot. We let L.A. Unified tear it down, didn't we?  Meet a colorful minor character in the Harry Raymond case: T. Ray Costerisan. A bail bondsman who admitted being an underworld agent in the slot machine racket, Costerisan was the grandson of Los Angeles architect George F. Costerisan ... A judge in Pasadena rules that wiretapping is illegal ... Investigators working on behalf of animal rights organizations find a statewide cockfighting ring ...  An escaped convict who remade his life as a Sunday school superintendent asks to go back to prison. Prison board officials say they will ask that he be excused from the whipping usually administered to escaped convicts in Texas.

 

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