Laguna Quest: Martial Arts Legend Frank Dux Makes a Wish Come True

Dux Redux The award-winning “original ultimate fight champion” Frank Dux was portrayed by Jean-Claude Van Damme in the Belgian actor’s star-making turn in 1988’s Bloodsport, about underground fight-to-the-death tournaments in Asia. According to his bio at, “Dux’s fight stats credit him with 56 consecutive knockouts, the fastest knockout, and the most victories (over 300).” […]

Audio of Pacoima Jr. High School Airplane Crash 1957

A few minutes after 11 a.m. on January 31, 1957, teacher John Buchanan (my dad) began recording the graduation ceremony being held for 800 students gathered in the Pacoima Junior High School auditorium. Halfway through the recording — immediately after graduation speaker Linda Latrelle says, “We have only one life to live…” – a new […]