Democratic Atty. Gen. Pat Brown announces that he will run for governor of California. His first promise is to ensure equal job opportunities. Brown also denounces Proposition 18, a right to work measure. Brown rejects Republican Sen. William F. Knowland's challenge to a debate.
In sports, baseball Commissioner Ford Frick is asking club owners to approve expansion of the National and American leagues to 10 teams.
The Dodgers beat the Giants 5-3 with a two-run homer by Duke Snider. Sandy Koufax (10-9) says it's his best game since being injured July 5 in a collision at first base with the Cubs' Jim Bolger.
The Times publishes the city's annual report. Above, the City Council, 1958
Ratio of police to population is lowest since WWII. Major crimes are up 15%.