Ten Years Ago: A 53-year-old Connecticut man who peddled fake moon rocks using falsified Jet Propulsion Laboratory documents to substantiate his claims pleaded guilty to six counts of mail and wire fraud. He had reportedly been selling "rocks" the size of a grain of rice for as much as $100,000 each.
Twenty Years Ago
A reward was being offered by the La Cañada Youth House (today the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge) for information about the theft of three pet hens from the animal pens near the building that housed the center's Tiny Tots program. The thieves used a bolt cutter to create an opening in the chain-link fence that enclosed four animal pens on the property. Left behind was one lonely rooster.
Thirty Years Ago
Some 300 women attended the La Cañada Flintridge Orthopaedic Guild's Book and Author Luncheon, held in 1980 at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. One of the featured authors was Irving Stone, who later signed copies of his book, "The Origin."
Forty Years Ago
Accosted in the Plaza de La Cañada on Foothill at Oakwood Avenue was a 23-year-old JPL employee who told law enforcement officials that she escaped her would-be kidnaper by slugging him in the groin and taking off in her car.
Fifty Years Ago
Nearly 89% of La Cañada's voters showed up at the town's 38 precincts to cast their votes in the 1960 general election. Richard M. Nixon received 7,302 local votes for the office of president while his opponent, John F. Kennedy, was the choice of 1,857 La Cañadans.