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June 4, 2008 |  6:56 am

June 4, 1958

By Keith Thursby
Times staff writer

1958_0604_mirror Too close to call?

The election night story on Prop. B, the controversial measure to approve building a baseball stadium at Chavez Ravine, didn't have a lot of details. That might have been because of time constraints but also because both sides were still hoping for the best and didn't want to say anything concrete.

The Times said Prop. B piled up a steady lead, but the voting was so close "a nearly complete count of all votes cast in the city might be necessary before the issue is settled."

The story said Mayor Norris Poulson said he had expected a close race and wasn't surprised by the early numbers. And opponents such as City Councilman John Holland refused to concede defeat, The Times said, because opposition to Prop. B was centered in outlying areas (such as the San Fernando Valley) where the vote count will take longer.

Things will be very different a day later.