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A Quiet Evening With a Quick Death — The Demise of Bugsy Siegel

July 21, 2017

On June 20, 1947, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, the East Coast mobster who had relocated to and prospered in Los Angeles and was now intent on building up Las Vegas, sat in his girlfriend’s living room in Beverly Hills.

A boy drives a golf cart decorated for a Fourth of July parade in San Pedro.

Go Forth and Celebrate the Fourth!

June 30, 2017

The Fourth of July is a time when Americans remember their history, look toward the future, and celebrate the present.