This photograph was likely taken on September 5, 1931, during the Transportation Day parade. Thousands of spectators gathered to watch the Parade on opening weekend of la Fiesta de Los Angeles. The parade route was along Broadway, East First and Main Streets.
Bird's-eye view of alley and rear entrances of commercial buildings, with State Street running through center, possibly following rebuilding after 1925 earthquake, with mountains under cloudy sky in background. Business signs read: Don [Bon?] Ton Market, Dollar Sale, Cafeteria, City Cafe Chop Suey, Rose [Theatre], Michel A. Levy Shoes Hosiery, 917 State St. Women's Wear Millinery, Osborne's Book Store. In alley in foreground: sheds, debris, about 6 parked cars, woman in dark dress and light apron
Teenager Edward Wehrly testifies during the coroner's inquest about a fatal, single-car accident in which two teenage girls were killed and a young man was serious injured. Wehrly claimed a strong wind gust caused the accident, but the ruling at the inquest was that he did not take proper precautions.