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Ten Years Ago

Customers who did their St. Patrick’s Day shopping in Montrose during the first half of March 1998 were given the chance to win prizes from more than $1,000 in gifts packed into treasure chests. In exchange for receipts totalling $10 or more spent at a local merchant, customers were given a key that might fit one of three prize chests.

Twenty Years Ago

Phil’s Market on Honolulu Avenue sustained $75,000 in structural damage and $250,000 in lost contents during a Tuesday night fire. The two-alarm blaze, which took 90 minutes to extinguish, was blamed on an electrical problem.

Thirty Years Ago

Due to the heavy rains of February 1978 the opening of the Glendale (2) Freeway from the 134 to Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge was postponed until early April of that year.

Forty Years Ago

Ralphs markets were celebrating the company’s 95th anniversary with “The Big Change to Lower Prices” promotion. Among the items advertised were: two heads of iceberg lettuce for 25 cents, 10 lbs. of Idaho russet potatoes for 37 cents, 8 lbs. of sweet Valencia oranges for $1 and 2 lbs. of red Emperor grapes for 25 cents. Blue Chip savings stamps offered with every purchase sweetened the deals.

Fifty Years Ago

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church was the host church for the Los Angeles Presbytery, the largest in the world, for its two-day spring meeting in March 1958. The Rev. Stanley Frederick George announced the local members handling all the arrangements for the big event were Mrs. Edward Ellison and Mr. William J. Nicholl.

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