Ten Years Ago
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge netted $5,000 for its programs by participating in a TV challenge to create the world’s largest Rice Krispies treat. The sweet effort of the community center’s staffers and volunteers was unveiled on Sunday, March 14 to a crowd of 600 onlookers who turned out for the event, which included a carnival. At a hefty 10,460 pounds, the 12-foot-tall treat bested the previous record of 2,500 pounds.
Twenty Years Ago
The California Fair Political Practices Commission in March 2000 ruled that the La Cañada Unified School District violated a segment of the Political Reform Act when, just prior to the November 1999 election, it mailed a newsletter that contained a photo of school board members, two of whom were running for reelection. No action was taken by the FPPC’s enforcement division because the district had no prior history of violating the act. Challenger Linda Bair filed the complaint after losing her bid for a seat on the school board.
Thirty Years Ago
It was announced that Lew Allen, then 64, would retire in September 1990 from his position as director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and vice president of Caltech.
Forty Years Ago
New uniforms were ordered for the 76-member La Cañada High School Spartans Marching Band and were expected to be received in time for the band’s participation in the June 1980 Portland Rose Parade. Each uniform cost $150.
Fifty Years Ago
More than 50 members and friends of the La Cañada United Methodist Church took part in a dramatic play, “The Hours Before the Cross,” written and directed by their pastor, the Rev. Bobs Watson, a former child actor in the film industry.
Sixty Years Ago
In an effort to help replenish the section of the Angeles National Forest destroyed in the October 1959 Woodwardia fire, three La Cañada members of the Rose Bowl Riders club traveled by horseback to plant 34 pine seedlings near the top of El Prieto Canyon north of the Arroyo Seco.
Compiled from the Valley Sun archives.