La Cañada History: 'Drive 25' grassroots movement kept speed down

Ten Years Ago

For the third year, the grass-roots, community-based effort known as “Drive 25” to reduce the speed of cars around school sites was renewed as the new school year got underway in La Cañada Unified.

Twenty Years Ago

It was announced that the memory of the late Frank Lanterman, La Cañada's longtime representative in the state Assembly, would be honored with a Caltrans memorial sign on the upper portion of the Glendale (2) Freeway. Lanterman, a grandson of one of La Cañada's founders, died in April 1981 of a heart attack.

Thirty Years Ago

A .357 magnum revolver that had been reported lost by the Glendale Police Department in June of 1983 was found by two La Cañada boys several weeks later below the La Cañada Arch Bridge on Angeles Crest Highway. The youngsters, both 12, said they found the gun lodged under a rock while they were hiking in a stream bed.

Forty Years Ago

A fast-moving brush fire that burned in two directions destroyed the roof of a home in the 4100 block of Chevy Chase Drive and partially damaged a roof of a home in the 4100 block of Pembury Place before firefighters knocked the fire down.

Fifty Years Ago

Homeowners along Woodleigh Lane expressed their collective dismay over the removal of hundreds of trees, many of them native oaks, as work progressed on the Flint Wash project. One property owner reported that 85 oaks were removed from behind his home in the 4200 block of Woodleigh.

Sixty Years Ago

A new commercial center was on the drawing board for the western gateway into La Cañada. The center near Ocean View Boulevard, which included a supermarket and other businesses, was approved by the regional planning commission.

Compiled from the Valley Sun archives by Carol Cormaci.

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