Ten Years Ago
Mark Alexander, who had served as an assistant to La Cañada Flintridge city managers since 1991, was given the top job in City Hall by the city council. Then 38, Alexander replaced Jerry Fulwood, who had accepted a post in Culver City.
Twenty Years Ago
The La Cañada High School varsity basketball team outscored rival Muir High during the four-game Fairfax Tournament in the summer of 1993, allowing the local team to go on to win the consolation title. Senior forward Eric Sanchez averaged 24 points in the tournament while junior guard Charlie Petit averaged 19 points.
Thirty Years Ago
Members of the La Cañada school board learned the district would receive an additional $1 million in state funding due to the passage of SB 813, an education reform bill signed into law in 1983 by then-Gov. George Deukmejian.
Forty Years Ago
The summer stock class at La Cañada High School was in rehearsals for their stage production of "The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis."
Fifty Years Ago
Five men, described as well-dressed and carrying briefcases, jumped into a La Cañada woman's car as she stopped at the intersection of Via Venado and Castle Road to let traffic pass. Threatened that her head would be bashed in if she did not comply, she drove them to Montrose. Once the frightened victim arrived at the corner of Verdugo Boulevard and Honolulu Avenue, the men alighted from her vehicle and fled, she told investigating deputies.
Sixty Years Ago
Fifty La Cañada Boy Scouts took part in the eight-day 1952 National Scout Jamboree, held on the Irvine Ranch overlooking Newport Harbor. The local troops were quartered in a section of the camp with 24 other San Gabriel Valley troops, as well as with troops from Riverside, Arrowhead and Hawaii.
Compiled from the Valley Sun archives by Carol Cormaci.