La Cañada History: Two girls told no ponies allowed on Foothill Boulevard

Ten Years Ago

A group of young local women created colorful warm blankets to be sold in a unique fundraiser to lend their support to the Booster Club of La Cañada High School, an organization that raises money for students’ extracurricular campus activities.

Twenty Years Ago

An improvement project for the Ceramics Dept. at the La Cañada Youth House-Community Center was progressing during early September 1993. Prompted by an anonymous donation, the expansion included enlargement of the storage and glaze areas. New equipment was also purchased for the popular program.

Thirty Years Ago

Eight La Cañada homes were hit by burglars over a 10-day period in late August-early September 1983. Losses totaling more than $10,000 were reported by the victims.

Forty Years Ago

The Crescenta-Cañada Jaycees sponsored a professional rodeo on the as-yet uncompleted Glendale (2) Freeway just south of the Foothill Freeway. Large crowds turned out for the two-day event, which had been given the blessing of the state Division of Highways.

Fifty Years Ago

With the La Cañada Unified School District poised to open its new high school at the end of September 1963, the La Cañada Fathers Council organized a rally for the new La Cañada High football squad and staff. During the event, the council gifted the Spartan team with new field jackets for the players.

Sixty Years Ago

Just as a Valley Sun photographer arrived in the 800 block of Foothill Boulevard to take a photo of two La Cañada girls astride a pinto pony named Apache, California Highway Patrol Officer Charles White showed up to tell them there was a law against riding a horse on a sidewalk. Before shooing them away, White agreed to pose next to the young offenders, Sharon McCartney and Charlene Freund. 

Compiled from the Valley Sun archives by Carol Cormaci.

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