Ten Years Ago
A city ad hoc committee was in the process of determining the best use for the former Caltrans lot on Foothill Boulevard adjacent to the Glendale (2) Freeway onramp. While a community survey showed a preference for additional sports facilities, neighbors of the property were calling for a quieter use, such as a senior-citizen-friendly park. Today the property is home to Mayors' Discovery Park.
Twenty Years Ago
The Crocker National Bank building at 2200 Foothill Blvd. was demolished to make way for a new Pier One Imports store. The developer was Gary Zentmyer.
Thirty Years Ago
In order to make up a $500,000 budget shortfall for the La Cañada Unified School District, the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation embarked on a campaign seeking $500 each from 1,000 local families.
Forty Years Ago
A security guard at a Flintridge Avenue estate reported to police that he had been fired upon twice by a teenage boy late on a Saturday night. The guard said he returned fire, apparently scaring off the suspect and his companion.
Fifty Years Ago
Workmen completed installation of a new stained-glass window in the sanctuary at La Cañada Presbyterian Church. The window depicted missionary Sheldon Jackson
and was created by the Wallis-Wylie Studios in Pasadena. The Rev. Jackson was noted for his work in the late 19th century in the territory of Alaska.