Damage after near-tornado level winds and rain strike Alhambra and neighboring communities of Long Beach and Torrance. Damage in Alhambra extended from City Park to Alhambra Road and Raymond avenue in the northeast, and to Poplar street and Freemont avenue in the southwest. February 13, 1936.
William A. Hudson testifies before a coroner's jury for the murder charges against Busby Berkeley. Berkeley had been the cause for a three-car-collision that resulted in two deaths, possibly due to alcohol he had reportedly imbibed at a cocktail party beforehand. Hudson was a student injured in the crash who testified that he had smelled liquor on Berkeley's breath while speaking to him after the crash.
Soldier holding the U.S. Army's new Garand rifle, called the “deadliest and most efficient rifle in the world.” The Garand rifle went on display in Los Angeles as part of National Defense week. The rifle, which fires 54 rounds per minute compared to its predecessor’s 10 rounds per minute, is named after its inventor, John C. Garand.
Trees are planted to honor Los Angeles's patron of music, and as part of a ceremony marking the end of a series of concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as led by Otto Klemperer. The trees planted were nine eugenia trees, planted in a semi-circle around the statue of Beethoven in Pershing Square, as a represtentation of his Ninth Symphony.Otto Klemperer is in the foreground of this photo.
Harvard Military Academy cadets in uniform standing in two lines outside a building. Harvard Military School was at the corner of Western Ave. and Venice Blvd., in 1991 it merged with the Westlake School for Girls to become Harvard-Westlake School
Widower Robert S. James sitting in a courtroom. James had lost his pregnant wife Mary Emma James after she drowned in their fish pool. A jury was unable to discern whether her drowning was accidental or intentional.