Businessman encourages La Cañadans to buy holiday gifts locally

Ten Years Ago

Jerry Fulwood, then city manager, announced that a former city clerk for the city of Poway, Marjorie Wahlsten, would assume that role in La Cañada Flintridge, beginning in January 2003

Twenty Years Ago

Verdugo Hills Hospital was given permission by the City Council to display 36 of its blue-and-white flags along Foothill and Verdugo boulevards in observance of the hospital’s 20th anniversary.

Thirty Years Ago

La Cañada Flintridge resident and businessman Jeff Dewey was heading up the annual “Shop in La Cañada Flintridge” campaign for the local chamber of commerce. Originally developed in 1975, the effort stressed the importance of La Cañadans spending more of their holiday season buying products in their own city.

Forty Years Ago

An acre of land that had been purchased by the state for the construction of the 210 Freeway but left unused for that purpose was rezoned so that St. Francis High School could use it to build a parking lot.

Fifty Years Ago

Hickerson’s Jewelers in the 700 block of Foothill Boulevard lost more than $10,000 in gems and cash when a man held up co-owner Josephine Hickerson and a female customer at gunpoint. Both the victims were forced to put rings, broaches and watches into a duffel bag for the robber, then told to lie on the floor in a back room until he made his escape.

Sixty Years Ago

The PTAs at the La Cañada elementary schools were holding drives on their respective campuses during November 1952 to collect warm clothing to send to children in war-torn Korea.

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