10-20-30 years ago

Ten Years Ago

The Verdugo Hills Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation program was planning a ‘Spinning for Hearts’ fundraiser and invited the community to join in. For a $35 minimum donation, people could participate for an hour’s session on stationary bikes.

Twenty Years Ago

A travel trailer was blown apart and its 65-year-old occupant seriously burned when a lighted cigarette ignited gas leaking from a propane tank. The explosion also caused fires at a house and backyard shed at the same property, located at 3250 Altura Ave., La Crescenta. The blast occurred at 7:30 a.m. on a Tuesday.

Thirty Years Ago

Crescenta-Cañada Lions Club members Bob Iverson, Phil Zaun and Alex Campbell were given plaques for each contributing $500 to the club’s building fund for a new Youth Center clubhouse in Montrose.

Forty Years Ago

The new Sir Loin’s Restaurant, across the street from the Crescenta Shopping Center, was becoming a regular meeting place for two local organizations: the Crescenta-Cañada Rotary Club and the Board of Realtors. Steak and prime rib were the house specialties.

Fifty Years Ago

Retailers were going all out with their offerings for “Dollar Days,” held in Montrose in early February of 1959. Items were given “bargain basement” prices so the shopkeepers could clear their decks to receive their shipments of Easter goods.


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