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Ten Years Ago

To mark the 50th anniversary of Palm Crest Elementary School, students placed 2006-07 memorabilia into a time capsule. The next scheduled opening of the box, which was to be kept stored in the campus library, is 2032.

Twenty Years Ago

With 33 players ranging in age from high school freshmen to grandfathers, the newly formed La Cañada Town Band held its first rehearsal in preparation for its August 1997 debut in the Memorial Park gazebo as part of the city’s Music in the Park summer concert series.

Thirty Years Ago

Over a two-week period in June 1987, several La Cañada teens were cited by sheriff’s deputies for riding their skateboards in excess of 10 miles per hour on steep grades.

Forty Years Ago

The Valley Sun published a feature on La Cañada postal carrier Steve Williamson, who spent his weekends skydiving. He developed his interest in parachutes during service in the armed forces, when he was involved in research and development of personnel and cargo parachute systems.

Fifty Years Ago

Two La Cañada teens escaped serious injuries when their sports car flipped over while traveling on Woodleigh Lane. According to the police report, the accident occurred when the car’s driver swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle that was being driven in the wrong lane. The driver of the wrong-way car reportedly left the scene without stopping.

Sixty Years Ago

It was announced that N.C. Barkalow, a California Highway Patrol sergeant then assigned to the Newhall area, would be promoted to head up the new CHP station being readied on Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada. Until the new substation could be completed — the target date was July 1957 — officers covering La Cañada worked out of a facility in West Los Angeles.

Compiled from the Valley Sun archives by Carol Cormaci.

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