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 ”Forty years later, I hear African Americans in the audience reacting to the same scenes, the same way they did forty years ago.”

This day in history, 42 years ago, Mexican-American journalist Rubén Salazar was killed when an LA County Sheriff’s deputy fired a tear gas canister into a bar, hitting Salazar in the head. 
Salazar had been covering the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War on August 29, 1970 in East Los Angeles, Calif.

This day in history, 42 years ago, Mexican-American journalist Rubén Salazar was killed when an LA County Sheriff’s deputy fired a tear gas canister into a bar, hitting Salazar in the head.

Salazar had been covering the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War on August 29, 1970 in East Los Angeles, Calif.

Beautiful video showing L.A. at nightfall. <3

If you’re wondering why ficus trees on City Hall’s south park plaza have white spray painted numbers on them, blame basketball.

It’s dusk in Mark Hayward and Charley Knapp’s cozy duplex in Los Feliz. 

Tonight, Mark, Charley, and the cast are preparing for the first read-through of the pilot episode of “Hogan’s Heroes.” Before they begin, cast members study their lines, prepare their accents, and place googley-eyed sock puppets on each hand.

A row of sock puppets dressed in WWII-era German and Allied uniforms stand at attention on a round dining table in the corner of the room. There are sock puppet versions of the entire “Hogan’s Heroes” cast: Colonel Hogan, Colonel Klink, Sergeants Schultz, Kinchloe, Baker and Carter. Each sock puppet’s outfit it made of felt, pipe cleaners, buttons and yarn. 

“We debated what to do with the Klink monocle because it’s such the signature of Colonel Klink, but we decided that going with the largest googly eye we could find was better than a monocle,” said sock puppeteer Hayward. “This is the hardest thing we had to make, we had to make a helmet that’s sock-puppet size, a German World War Two infantry helmet. So, it’s paper mache!”

Hayward and his husband, Charley Knapp, are co-founders of the Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater, a monthly live show that recreates pilot episodes of hit sitcoms using homemade sock puppets. Along with a stable of puppeteers and musicians, the couple has given the sock treatment to shows like “I Love Lucy,” “Friends” and even the “CBS Evening News.” 

Listen to the whole story over on the Off-Ramp page at KPCC.org!

The L.A. City Council joined forces with the British Consulate Monday to give a tip of the hat to London’s 2012 Olympics.

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