Mitch Waldow, FOX 11 Los Angeles

Mitch Waldow

FOX 11 Los Angeles

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Past articles by Mitch:

FOX 11 Archives: Happy Birthday, Mick

Fox 11 Archives: Happy Birthday, Mick. Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger, clearly gathering no moss, is celebrating his 72nd birthday. Thirteen years ago, the Stones played L.A.’s Wiltern Theatre. ... → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: Save The Medfly

Thirty-four years ago this month an air war was raging in the skies over Los Angeles; part of an effort to swat a fly, specifically the Mediterranean fruit fly. Ground and aerial spraying of the in... → Read More

FOX 11 Archives: O.J. Chase Sets Slow Speed Record

Do you remember where you were during the pursuit of O.J. Simpson's white Ford Bronco? Perhaps you caught it live on TV or the radio, or you might have watched highlights of it on the news later on... → Read More

FOX 11 Archives: The Real San Andreas

The new disaster movie San Andreas offers audiences a thrill ride version of an earthquake. It might even scare some people out of the idea of moving to California, or Nevada. Seismologists, howeve... → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: Black Gold Spills On Our Coast

I'm sure the recent oil spill in Santa Barbara County has triggered bitter memories for those who witnessed the big 1969 offshore disaster that soaked the beaches with crude and killed more than 3,... → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: An LAPD Detective Who Solved Murder Puzzles

Perhaps the single most famous officer in the history of the LAPD was John St. John, better known as “Jigsaw” John, who spent 43 years as a detective on the force. He worked on some of the most inf... → Read More

FOX 11 Archives: How An Earthquake Strengthened My School

Eighty-two years ago this week, just before 6:00 p.m., the earth shook and bricks fell as a 6.3 temblor rocked Southern California and ushered the state into an era of earthquake preparedness. Thou... → Read More

Leonard Nimoy's Early LA TV Days: He Worked In Local TV!

It's not well known, but a decade before he became Mr. Spock, the late Leonard Nimoy worked in local Los Angeles television. He told me about his early days in broadcasting in an interview for ou... → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: Pioneer Hacker

Twenty years ago this week the FBI nabbed its most wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick, who was charged with penetrating the computer systems of several large corporations, including Nokia and Motorola. H... → Read More

FOX 11 Archives: Dick Cavett And The Wolves

Talk show legend Dick Cavett stopped by our morning show, Good Day L.A. last week and I had a brief chat with him. We talked about one of his shows in particular. More than 40 years ago Cavett had ... → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: Short Railroad's Long History

Downtown Los Angeles is home to what's billed as the world's shortest railroad. Since 1901, millions of people have ridden Angel's Flight, the two car funicular, up and down the steep incline from ... → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: A Studio's Blockbuster Emails

The uproar and outrage over the Sony Pictures Entertainment data breach debacle drags on, as law enforcement looks for suspects while company IT people try to build a more secure computer network. ... → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: Dollar Coins Lose Their Luster

Check you pocket or purse. Gotta dollar coin in there? Chances are you don't. For some reason, in recent years dollar coins just haven't clicked with the American public. It was thirty-six years ag... → Read More

FOX 11 Archives: The Hillside Strangler(s)

Thirty-three years ago this week, the murder trial of Angelo Buono – one half of the Hillside Strangler duo – began in a Los Angeles courtroom. He was charged in the murders of nine women and girls in the L.A. area. → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: A Hair Trigger Tragedy And The L.A. Riots

The police beating of motorist Rodney King and the acquittal verdicts the following year, touched off the 1992 L.A. Riots. Another local incident, one that occurred two weeks after the King beating and took the life of a 15-year-old girl, caused just as much anger. → Read More

FOX 11 Archives: Stars' Homes Burn In Bel Air Fire (1961)

As Southern California's fire season continues, along with the drought, it's worth noting that this week marks the anniversary of one of L.A.'s worst fires. Nearly 500 homes – many of them belonging to Hollywood notables – burned in the 1961 Bel Air fire. → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: The Baby With The Baboon Heart

Medical history was made this week 30 years ago when, in a desperate attempt to save a baby's life, doctors at Loma Linda University Medical Center transplanted a baboon's heart into an infant known at the time as “Baby Fae.” Born with a serious heart defect, her chances of survival were virtually nil, and was given only days to live. <br/> → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: L.A.'s Last Freeway

This week marks the 21st anniversary of the last – and perhaps the final – freeway to be built in Los Angeles. Interstate 105, also known as the Century Freeway, but officially the Glenn M. Anderson Freeway, connects Norwalk in the east to El Segundo in the west. It's a little more than 17 miles, took 11 years to build and cost more than $2 billion – a Caltrans record on a dollar-per-mile basis.… → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: Orange County's Unsolved Terror Bombing

One morning, 29 years ago this week, Alex Odeh, the regional director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, opened the door to his Santa Ana office, triggering a pipe bomb. The explosion killed him and injured seven others. <br/> → Read More

Fox 11 Archives: O.J. Simpson Never Leaves The Spotlight

Now that the NFL has helped shine another light on spousal and child abuse, it may or may not be worth mentioning that football legend and celebrity convict O.J. Simpson also admitted to beating his wife, though the incident occurred several years after O.J.'s playing days. Coincidentally, this week marks the anniversary of a couple Simpson verdicts. <br/> → Read More