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Residents Flee Big Tujunga Fire, Oct. 16, 1959

October 16, 2009 |  8:30 am

Oct. 16, 1959, Cover
Oct. 16, 1959: Mae West is censored … and Gov. Pat Brown hints that he may show mercy to Caryl Chessman.

Nun's Story
Audrey Hepburn in “The Nun’s Story.”

Oct. 16, 1959, Sports Local freeways would need "major surgery" to handle the traffic from Dodger fans heading to Chavez Ravine, the general manager of the city's traffic department told the traffic commission.

S.S. Taylor said at least 65% of fans attending Dodger games at the yet-to-be-built ballpark would be using freeways. His report was based on studying traffic patterns used by fans at two Dodger games against the Giants in August.

The traffic problems were of great magnitude but not insurmountable, Taylor said. Well, I knew there was some good news to be found.

-- Keith Thursby