La Cañada History: The St. Francis football team celebrated a shutout

Ten Years Ago

Five teenagers suspected of stealing more than $7,000 in computer and entertainment equipment from two Flintridge-area homes were arrested after a motorist passing by one of the burgled residences became suspicious and alerted authorities.

Twenty Years Ago

The La Cañada school board went on record as opposing Proposition 174 on the November 1993 ballot, which would have provided state-funded tuition for any student who enrolled in a school that declared itself to be “scholarship-redeeming.” It turned out they had little to worry about: Almost 70% of California’s voters voted against the schools voucher proposition at the polls.

Thirty Years Ago

Lee Hansen Travel Service in La Cañada was selling $1 opportunity tickets for the chance at a 10-day cruise from Acapulco to ports of call in the Caribbean. The drawing was a fundraiser for the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn.

Forty Years Ago

The St. Francis football team in October 1973 was celebrating a 10-0 shutout of Temple City High, which had not lost a game since 1969 and which had been hoping to set a new state record of 47 consecutive wins. St. Francis coach Jack Friedman, whose team was stung by a 41-0 loss to the Rams the year before, was said to be elated by the victory. 

Fifty Years Ago

Fur fashions created by Henry Weinstein of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills were featured at the Town and Country Fine Arts Club “Touch of Mink Bridge Tea,” held at the La Cañada Country Club. Proceeds were set aside for an art scholarship to be awarded a promising student.

Sixty Years Ago

Donald Hickerson, a transplant from Missouri, opened a new jewelry store in La Cañada after trying a similar venture in Pasadena. Hickerson’s Jewelry became a fixture on Foothill Boulevard, where locals purchased watches, clocks, diamonds and other gifts for about four decades.

Compiled from the Valley Sun archives by Carol Cormaci.

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