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Jan. 24, 1908

January 24, 2008 |  5:29 am

Here's what happens when a streetcar jumps the tracks on Los Angeles' sainted transportation system: There's a huge traffic jam on the Eastside because no other cars can pass. Throw in human error and the congestion only gets worse ... We run a weather story ... An apartment house is destroyed by a fire that started when an electric meter exploded ... And a campaign is revived to form a new county from western San Bernardino County and eastern Los Angeles County with its seat in Pomona.