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Court to hear dispute over Dodger Stadium, October 16, 1958

October 16, 2008 |  7:29 am


1958_october_16_cover By Keith Thursby
Times staff writer

The state Supreme Court will hear arguments over the legal battle to build a baseball stadium for the Dodgers in Chavez Ravine. The Times ran a short Associated Press story on Page 1 that barely scraped the surface of the debate. But you certainly could make the case that by this point, readers either knew what the battle was about or they didn't care.

About a week later, the paper ran another short story that was a real head scratcher. Assemblyman Don Anderson, whose district included Chavez Ravine, floated the idea of building a lake if a ballpark wasn't allowed.

Anderson presented the City Council an artist's sketch of a lake and recreation area. The story did not include any reaction from members of the council. Maybe they all were speechless.

"I feel it imperative that some alternative plan be held in readiness," Anderson said.