10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago from the pages of the Valley Sun

Ten Years Ago

The La Cañada Flintridge Public Library on Oakwood Avenue was back in business following an extensive refurbishing project that had caused its temporary closure. A grand re-opening ceremony was held when the work was completed.

Twenty Years Ago

It was reported by the Valley Sun that former La Cañada resident Anthony Frank had been named postmaster general of the United States. While living on Chevy Chase Drive here in the 1960s and 1970s, Frank was head of Citizens Savings and Loan Assn. He was postmaster general from March 1988 until March 1992; from April 1992 until June 1993, he served as the founding chairman of Independent Bancorp of Arizona.

Thirty Years Ago

The La Cañada Flintridge Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit (with 32 conditions attached to it) allowing Muller Chevrolet, an existing Montrose business, to build a new car dealership on a 4 ½-acre site in La Cañada under the Foothill (210)-Glendale (2) freeway interchange.

Forty Years Ago

Assertions that about 30% of La Cañada teens had tried drugs at least once and that a narcotics problem was prevalent in La Cañada were made at a narcotics symposium held by St. Bede Church. Speaker James Farley was quoted as saying, “It’s time we tuned in [to our children] if we want to prevent our youngsters from ‘turning on’ and ‘dropping out.’”

Fifty Years Ago

Construction of a $155,000 concrete church school complex was soon to begin on the La Cañada Presbyterian Church campus. The addition would be the largest at the site since the 1956 completion of the 600-seat sanctuary.

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