Ten Years Ago
A Honda Civic crashed through a guardrail on the connector between the 210 and 2 freeways, fell an estimated 50 feet and landed on a road below. The car’s 19-year-old driver was released from the hospital within 24 hours, but his passenger, also 19, sustained serious neck injuries. A witness estimated the Honda’s speed at 120 miles per hour just prior to the accident.
Twenty Years Ago
Two men, one armed with a pistol, awoke two sleeping La Cañadans in their upper Hillard Avenue home at about 2:40 a.m. one July morning and robbed them of jewelry and a video cassette player before escaping with the loot.
Thirty Years Ago
The Leisure Club of La Cañada Flintridge in the summer of 1981 began its third year with nearly 300 members, all ages 50 and up. Donald Hill was seated as president for the 1981-82 club year.
Forty Years Ago
The city of Pasadena was notified it would receive a $294,000 federal grant for developing a nine-acre recreational lake on the west side of Devil’s Gate Dam in Oak Grove Park near the La Cañada border. Los Angeles County agreed to put up the other $294,000 and operate the lake under a 25-year lease with the city.
Fifty Years Ago
The La Cañada Youth House was organizing day trips by bus for local kids to Pacific Ocean Park amusement park in Santa Monica (nicknamed POP and pronounced “pee-oh-pee”) and to Huntington Beach. Cost for the POP trip was $2.50, including admission. The beach trip was priced at $1.50 and included a hot dog lunch, with chips and soda.
Sixty Years Ago
La Cañada boys were seen about town sporting Mohawk hair cuts during the summer of 1951.