Did you catch Metroblogging LA‘s series on the greatest dead Angelenos? Jackie Robinson came in at number one. I highly recommend Will Campbell’s post about Jackie, which pretty much mirrors my own unabashed hero worship of the guy. I’ve heard that Jackie felt slighted by Pasadena and that’s why he never returned here to live. Seems like one of the schools that Jackie went to (Cleveland Elementary, John Muir HS) should be named after him. Mack got the post office, after all.
By the way, greatest dead Angeleno #2 is William Mullholland.