"Here is the brewery that produces the finest beer on the Western Coast — Los Angeles beer. Its beginning dates back to August of 1897, when four energetic business men formed the Los Angeles Brewing Co. A desirable site was secured, the necessary buildings erected, the apparatus installed, and in May of 1898 the first drop of Los Angeles beer was put upon the market." -The Los Angeles Brewing Company, East Main Street, Los Angeles, California, 1903
"New Haven's old and esteemed citizen, Peter R. Carll, has returned from his stay in California to his Temple street residence and presents a picture of almost perfect robust health. In business there Mr. Carll displayed his characteristic pluck and energy, a commendable exhibition of which was presented to his fellow townspeople of New Haven when he planned and carried out the building of the Hyperion theater. He has bought the Sierra Madre Villa hotel, which is one of the most admirably located pieces of hotel property in all California and is situated in the midst of a semi-tropical paradise."