Ten Years Ago
After having served for more than seven years as interim pastor at La Cañada Congregational Church, the Rev. Clifford L. “Skip” Lindeman was formally installed as its pastor during a special ceremony in March 2010. In other local religion news that same week, Monsignor Jim Gehl, pastor of St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church, announced during Sunday services he would be leaving the parish effective July 1, 2010.
Twenty Years Ago
Ground-breaking ceremonies were held for the new, $550,000 Hillside Learning Center facilities on Oak Grove Drive near the La Cañada High School campus.
Thirty Years Ago
As the state continued with its program of aerial malathion spraying of Southland communities to save citrus crops from the ravages of the Mediterranean fruit fly, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council voted 4-1 to send a letter to then-Gov. George Deukmejian and other state representatives asking that this city be spared until the method was deemed safe for humans and animals.
Forty Years Ago
A fire of unknown origin destroyed the former Green Submarine Nursery in western La Cañada. No one was injured in the early morning blaze, which burned through two buildings adjacent to each other in the 2200 block of Foothill Boulevard.
Fifty Years Ago
The Ballet Petit Concert Dancers were preparing for their upcoming performance of “Giselle” at Lanterman Auditorium. It was announced the troupe would be accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra.
Sixty Years Ago
A 6-year-old La Cañada girl escaped serious injury when she was struck by a car as she darted across Oakwood Avenue near La Porte Drive. The youngster was tossed into the air by the impact but suffered only bruises to her forehead and knees.
Compiled from the Valley Sun archives.