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La Cañada History: Growing St. George’s Episcopal in 1960 rents office, holds services in school

Although they did not yet have a church building, officials with St. George’s Episcopal Church in February 1960 moved into an office on Foothill Boulevard. The congregation then held its services at Oak Grove Elementary School, today the site of Crestview Prep and the Child Educational Center.
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Ten Years Ago

Preliminary demolition work was underway at Plaza de La Cañada in early 2010, ushering in the first phase of what shop owners said was a much needed overhaul of the site. A demolition permit had been secured for a bank building on the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard at Oakwood Avenue that formerly housed a Bank of America. Interior improvements to the Vons grocery store then located within the shopping center (where Gelson’s is now doing business) had also been authorized.

Twenty Years Ago

Raccoons infected with canine distemper were found in two different La Cañada Flintridge locations, prompting officials from the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA to announce that until further notice they would refuse to transport wildlife for relocation from the section of town east of Angeles Crest Highway and north of Foothill Boulevard.


Thirty Years Ago

Six La Cañada residents filed an appeal of a Superior Court ruling that the city of La Cañada Flintridge could operate the Lanterman House site on Encinas Drive as a museum. The petitioners, all neighbors of the estate, charged that city officials had exceeded their jurisdiction by approving such a use.

Forty Years Ago

In tribute to the memory of an esteemed La Cañada High School coach and teacher who died of cancer in 1978, the La Cañada school board voted to rename the LCHS baseball field the Bud Heavner Memorial Field.


Fifty Years Ago

Ivers Department Store in Plaza de La Cañada was the venue when the La Cañada High School Drama Club presented the play “The American Dream.” Tickets, publicity, costumes and refreshments were overseen by the school’s Athenians Club.

Sixty Years Ago

Although it did not yet have a permanent church site, La Cañada’s St. George’s Episcopal Church was making progress. It had attracted 218 members, purchased a home on Olive Lane to serve as a vicarage and was poised to open a new office in the Keilholtz real estate building then on the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard at Commonwealth Avenue. The church held its regular services at Oak Grove Elementary School, today home to Crestview Prep and the Child Educational Center.

Compiled from the Valley Sun archives.

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