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Ten Years Ago

The Women’s Council of Verdugo Hills Hospital and Foundation marked its 25th anniversary with a special luncheon held at Caltech’s Athenaeum.

Twenty Years Ago

Members of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in La Crescenta celebrated silver jubilee of ministry for their pastor, the Rev. Gerald W. St. John. Approximately 200 guests attended the potluck event, during which he was presented with a video cassette recorder by appreciative church members.

Thirty Years Ago

The California State Assembly voted almost unanimously to name the new portion of the Glendale (2) Freeway for Frank Lanterman, the longtime local assemblyman who was set to retire in November of 1978. Lanterman himself voted “no” on the grounds he had originally been a vocal opponent to the freeway link — although he later came to consider it a big success.

Forty Years Ago

La Crescenta Woman’s Club Juniors captured three awards at the Junior Membership State Convention that was held in Bakersfield in June 1968. The awards were honoring the local club’s reports on 1) their support of the Tujunga Highlands School for Boys; 2) their Build-a-Better Community project; and 3) their work promoting mental health.

Fifty Years Ago

St. Luke’s of the Mountains Episcopal Church parish members held the annual Sunday school picnic at Brookside Park in Pasadena. Families’ picnic-basket meals were augmented by coffee, milk and ice cream courtesy of the church. Softball for the older attendees and children’s games for the younger guests were all part of the fun.

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