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La Cañada History: Both La Cañada High varsity cross country teams were Rio Hondo League champs

Ten Years Ago

The La Cañada High School boys' and girls' cross country teams were celebrating their respective wins of the Rio Hondo League championships. "This is the race everyone remembers," said senior Spartan competitor Will Zentmeyer of the league finals race held in Crescenta Valley Park. "So I'm glad we did well."

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Twenty Years Ago

It was announced that Church of the Lighted Window (today known as La Cañada Congregational Church), to cap off the celebration of its centennial year, would hold a gala banquet and dance at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club on Dec. 14, 1997. The theme chosen for the event was "A Christmas Gift to the Community."

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Thirty Years Ago

Assistance League of Flintridge put out the word it was in great need of a variety of musical instruments — especially violins, violas, cellos, flutes, clarinets and saxophones — for the use of an increasing number of students participating in its elementary school music program.

Forty Years Ago

A Sunland man was arrested in La Cañada early one Sunday morning after breaking into the TV Lab store on Foothill Boulevard and tripping a silent burglar alarm. Investigating sheriff's deputies who caught the man in the act reported he'd entered the building via its ceiling.

Fifty Years Ago

The newly formed Mesa Crest Water Users Assn. retained an attorney who was an expert in the field of public utilities because the group was outraged at a 96% rate increase given the water company by the state Public Utilities Commission. The minimum monthly rate for Mesa Crest, which serves neighborhoods near the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, had jumped from $4 to $7.80.

Compiled from the Valley Sun archives by Carol Cormaci.

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