A look back at the fashion tre...

Jan 5, 2017 by

Astronauts, adolescents set fashions during soaring ’60s By Helen Hennessy Whether a current fashion is a calico look or a...

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How Charles Manson rose to be ...

May 14, 2015 by

Slayings suspect, born a social outcast, ‘rose’ to be cult leader By Jerry Cohen, Los Angeles Times Service Trouble came...

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Before the Summer of Love: Hip...

Apr 16, 2015 by

San Francisco braces itself for influx of hippies Editor’s Note — San Francisco has survived the gold rush and the earthquake,...

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Janis Joplin changes the blues...

Jul 27, 2014 by

Nothing stays the same for very long — not the world, not the blues, not love, not a petite young Texas girl who had “such a pretty voice,” according to her mother.

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What is a hippie? (1967)

May 5, 2014 by

One question is asked more than any other by the people who have “dropped out” on the Haight-Ashbury. It is “What is ‘a hippie?’” And the answer could also be the answer to why they have dropped out.

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Life magazine’s take on ...

Oct 16, 2013 by

May 15, 1969: “Bloody Thursday” Homecoming Day for the National Guard at Berkeley The nation’s original student...

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Vanning craze: Custom hangouts...

May 6, 2013 by

There’s no madness like nomadness They are named Phantom Flasher, Lazarus, The Red Onion, Chiquita Vanana, Vandal and such....

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