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Friday, January 23, 2009


Mosaic American Flag by Studio City artist Karl Johnson - Photo taken for The Museum's Archives by Gerald Fecht 2009.

Daniel Pearl, one of the San Fernando Valley's most famous journalists, was kidnapped and murdered on this day, January 23, 2002 while reporting for the Wall Street Journal in Pakistan. Pearl, who grew up in Encino and graduated from Birmingham High School, was the Journal's South East Asia Bureau Chief at the time of his death. He was investigating Richard Reid's attempted destruction of an air plane with a shoe bomb. Daniel Pearl attended Portola Middle School in Tarzana and graduated as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University.

2009 - The Year of Valley History

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The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.


Dana said...

The Westmore Research Library & Museum Link does not work on any of your blog postings.

Gerald R. Fecht said...

Thanks Dana,
I checked and they are moving.
I'll put it back up when they have landed.
thanks for the alert.
Jerry Fecht