Ten Years Ago
The first magnet school in the Glendale Unified School District opened its doors in September 1998 with a ceremony and ribbon-cutting at the site of the former Clark Junior High. The new Clark Magnet High welcomed approximately 500 ninth and 10th grade students on the first day of school.
Twenty Years Ago
A raccoon that had run afoul of a high-voltage power line at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory was responding to treatment and doing very well, according to a spokeswoman for the Wildlife Waystation in Little Tujunga Canyon, where the 10-pound animal, nicknamed “Voltage,” was being cared for.
Thirty Years Ago
All-American wide receiver Rick Fry, fresh from a three-year football career at Occidental College, joined Falcons’ head coach Dennis Gossard at Crescenta Valley High where he had once played as a student. Fry assisted Gossard by coaching the wide receivers.
Forty Years Ago
Betty Head was introduced via a printed advertisement to patrons of La Crescenta Pharmacy, next to Spike Jones’ Market, as the new cosmetic buyer and department manager.
Fifty Years Ago
For the sixth consecutive day the thermometer reached 100 degrees in the Crescenta Valley, with the mercury hitting 106 on the same day a thunderstorm swept through. One bolt of lightning ignited a brush fire in the upper Ocean View area.