Ten Years Ago
Retired Disney animators and Flintridge next-door neighbors Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston were presented the Fritz Award for lifetime achievement in the art of animation during the 7th Annual Santa Clarita International Film Festival.
Twenty Years Ago
J. Craig Chevrolet agency on Verdugo Boulevard across the street from Verdugo Hills Hospital went out of business, and there was talk that La Cañada Flintridge could get its first movie theater complex at the site.
Thirty Years Ago
The La Cañada Youth House (today the Community Center of LCF) in 1981 was offering classes on how to use microwave ovens. Each class met for six three-hour sessions and was geared toward people who owned the relatively new household appliance but were not adept at using it.
Forty Years Ago
Scores of La Cañadans headed to the town of San Vicente in Baja California in the spring of 1971 to assist with the building of a trade and agricultural high school there. The locals were recruited largely through the efforts of A. Nash Williams of Chehalem Road, who used his ham radio to transmit requests for help from the Flying Samaritans group.
Fifty Years Ago
More than 100 members of the Y-Indian Guide tribes of the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA were putting finishing touches on their hand-carved racing cars for the inaugural Midget Soapbox Derby to be held on the Y’s grounds.
Sixty Years Ago
Volunteers were being sought to participate in a “roofing bee,” in which they would nail sheeting on the Youth House then under construction on Chevy Chase Drive.