Ten Years Ago
In an election that drew just 22% of voter participation, incumbents Scott Tracy, Susan Boyd and Joel Peterson were reelected to the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board, with Tracy capturing the most votes. They ran against challengers Neal Millard, Dave Wilcox and Ernest Koeppen.
Twenty Years Ago
Sheriff’s investigators were on the hunt for the person responsible for a Halloween eve drive-by shooting on the 210 Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge that took the life of a young woman and injured two of her companions. The car the victims were passengers in was part of a caravan to a “haunted house” event in Simi Valley when another vehicle pulled up alongside it near St. Francis High School and shots were fired.
Thirty Years Ago
The 16-member team from La Cañada Flintridge Country Club won the 1989 Fall Team Play championship of the Women’s Southern California Golf Assn. Each member of the LCFCC roster was presented a gold pin as an award for her efforts.
Forty Years Ago
Donald Ziehl, then superintendent of La Cañada Unified School District, called for a grassroots effort to raise $500,000 a year to supplement “the present meager formulas of the state, or we can stand silently on the sidelines accepting the demise of an outstanding school district.” Of particular concern to Ziehl, he said, was declining enrollment coupled with reduction of state funding caused by the 1978 passage of Proposition 13, the “People’s Initiative to Limit Property Taxation.”
Fifty Years Ago
Directors of Behrens Memorial Hospital of Glendale decided their new general hospital then planned for a site on Verdugo Boulevard would carry the name Verdugo Hills Hospital. Board president Paul L. Klassen said the name was an appropriate choice because it had historical and geographical significance in the area.
Sixty Years Ago
Police investigators were looking into the death of a 47-year-old La Cañada woman who died two days after a return voyage from Hawaii. The chief autopsy surgeon at the coroner’s office reported she had head fractures and bruises on the front and side of her head. Her husband reported she had fallen down a ship’s ladder while still on board the ocean liner.
Compile from the Valley Sun archives.
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