Forgotten Tales: Quake City '87 Part 2Length00:28:36ProducerJohn GarsideCategoryDocumentaryCommentsOn October 1, 1987 at 7:42am, a 5.9 earthquake shook the small town of Whittier. Nerves were rattled, buildings collapsed, and families lost their homes. Today, Whittier has moved on, but the town still bares the scars from this defining moment in the city's history. This video contains […]
Forgotten Tales: Quake City '87 Part 1Length00:26:31ProducerJohn GarsideCategoryDocumentaryCommentsOn October 1, 1987 at 7:42am, a 5.9 earthquake shook the small town of Whittier. Nerves were rattled, buildings collapsed, and families lost their homes. Today, Whittier has moved on, but the town still bares the scars from this defining moment in the city's history. This video contains […]
Forgotten Tales: The Crash of Flight 416 WestLength00:22:28ProducerJohn GarsideCategoryDocumentaryCommentsFlight 416 West left New York City on April 16, 1952, and crashed into the hills above Whittier, and Hacienda Heights California on April 18, 1952 killing all 29 passengers aboard. This area is also known as Turnbull Canyon.
Forgotten Tales: The First Picture ShowLength00:23:57ProducerJohn GarsideCategoryDocumentaryCommentsLiving in the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier area, we have had many walk-in movie theatres over the decades. Many of which are now gone, and few remain. The Star Theatre in La Puente has been a landmark for generations... But it's days may be numbered. Learn why this […]
Forgotten Tales: Battle Of ProvidenciaLength00:22:44ProducerJohn GarsideCategoryDocumentaryCommentsBurbank used to be known as the Rancho Providencia. but in late February of 1845 you would have seen cannons and muskets being fired across the Los Angeles River. Average men rose to the occasion to assist in the revolt that would unseat a tyrannical governor, and replace him with […]
Forgotten Tales: The Misplaced MIALength00:19:06ProducerJohn GarsideCategoryDocumentaryCommentsA discarded plaque dedicated to a missing in action soldier who had no connection to the community it was found in... Hacienda Heights. Discover the plaque's journey and the Green Beret soldier whose name is inscribed across it, James L. Moreland.
Forgotten Tales: Music in the ValleyLength00:26:00ProducerJohn GarsideCategoryDocumentaryCommentsIn the San Gabriel Valley during the 1950s and 60s were years of growth that laid the foundation for the current communities we know today. During this time the first neighborhoods, churches, schools and businesses were built. Along with the essentials for a growing community, there was also the […]
Forgotten Tales: The Nike Missile BasesLength00:15:24ProducerJohn GarsideCategoryDocumentaryCommentsDuring the Cold War, it was a very different time in this country. It was a time of national paranoia and fear. In the Los Angeles area, this county's military was looking to protect it, and the west coast. from Russian bomber strikes. Two of these bases were with-in […]
Forgotten Tales: The ElectrodomeLength00:18:30ProducerJohn GarsideCategoryDocumentaryCommentsIn the 1930's, a man named William Haight took over an abandoned oil derrick at the summit of Turnbull Canyon in the Hacienda Heights / Whittier area. William built a laboratory at the top of the derrick. This laboratory housed a device that had the ability to manipulate the weather... Mr. […]