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L.A.'s confusing freeways, December 8, 1958

December 8, 2008 |  7:00 am

Beverly and La Cienega, home of pony rides for two generations of children.
I believe Gales was on a different corner.

Note the Bible verse and the puzzling editorial cartoon.
What was on the minds of Times' readers in 1958? It's all too familiar: Healthcare costs, confusing freeways and poor city planning.

"Politicians have good reasons for kissing babies. These are the little angels who will be taxed to pay for the local and foreign aid programs, the public power and housing projects and the other endless giveaways and handouts used by politicians to snag votes and bring victory at the polls."