10,20,30,40 and 50 Years Ago from the pages of the Valley Sun

Ten Years Ago

A casual, fast serve Rubio’s Mexican seafood restaurant and a camera store were the proposed tenants for a development planned for the northwest corner of Foothill Boulevard at Commonwealth Avenue, the developer told about 30 residents who gathered in City Hall for a community information meeting.

Twenty Years Ago

Three employees were locked in a storeroom and the manager threatened at gunpoint during a 12:50 a.m. armed robbery at Reflections Restaurant (where Dish is today). The two suspects made their escape out the back door, carrying a reported $2,277 in cash.

Thirty Years Ago

A student versus faculty softball game, followed by cookies and punch, closed out the school year at Palm Crest Elementary School, which was to be shuttered the following September due to declining enrollment in the La Cañada Unified School District.

Forty Years Ago

A plaque presentation officially made La Cañada’s new Foothill Volkswagen agency, located on Foothill Boulevard at Gould Avenue (where the Trader Joe’s shopping center is today), the 89th such dealership in Southern California.

Fifty Years Ago

More than 1,000 Presbyterian ministers and elders from California, Nevada and Utah met on the campus of Occidental College in Eagle Rock for the annual meeting of the Synod of California. La Cañada Presbyterian Church served as the official host church.

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