Ten Years Ago
Bernard “Bernie” Glossy, president and chief executive of Verdugo Hills Hospital, resigned his position to accept a similar post with Delta Dental in Phoenix.
Twenty Years Ago
With Headmaster Ed Anderson set to retire, Flintridge Preparatory School announced that Peter Bachmann, then assistant headmaster, would step into the lead role. Bachmann joined Prep in 1980 as a teacher.
Thirty Years Ago
Soaring temperatures and high winds were keeping La Cañada residents on edge in mid-June 1981. It was reported to be the hottest June on record since 1973.
Forty Years Ago
Formal dedication ceremonies were held on June 16, 1971 for La Cañada’s new public library on Oakwood Avenue. The new librarian was Kathryn Ginoza. The previous library was demolished to make way for the Foothill (210) Freeway.
Fifty Years Ago
The U. S. Forest Services granted a permit to allow the new La Cañada Unified School District to operate a one-room school on a nearly two-acre site adjacent to the Chilao Fire Camp in the Angeles National Forest. No sooner was the permit in hand than the district received 150 applications for the sole teaching position there.
Sixty Years Ago
“Human Beginnings,” a sex education film for primary grades, won the support of 130 parents after a showing at Paradise Canyon Elementary School. A group of six parents, led by Mrs. T. Fenton Knight, objected on the grounds that sex education “should be confined to the home.”