Ten Years Ago
Reflective, permanent stencils were placed on storm drain catch basins along Foothill Boulevard in September 2001 to advise people not to allow trash to wash down the drains. It was a public education outreach in an effort to reduce pollution in the Pacific Ocean.
Twenty Years Ago
The City Council voted to purchase for $1 million the building at 1327 Foothill Boulevard that housed City Hall offices. The city had been renting the building for some years and, due to annual rent increases, had budgeted $88,800 for rent in fiscal year 1991-92.
Thirty Years Ago
Don Schaafsma assumed his new role in the fall of 1981 as head coach of the La Cañada High School football team. Schaafsma, who stepped into the shoes of his mentor Marty McWhinney, predicted a good season for the Spartans.
Forty Years Ago
A state Division of Highways official told the La Cañada-Flintridge Community Development Committee that a three-section arrester median would be installed on Angeles Crest Highway from Green Lane to Fairview Drive to slow and stop vehicles that had lost their brakes. The work was expected to begin in the spring of 1972.
Fifty Years Ago
Lloyd’s Kitchen, formerly located across the Arroyo Seco from La Cañada, moved into the building that previously housed The Yellow Jacket restaurant at Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway (today the site of Hill Street Café). The restaurant was operated by Lloyd Baumer and his mother, Agnes Atol.
Sixty Years Ago
A La Cañada woman, whose dog was in the habit of roaming the Wiladonda Drive-Chehalem Road area and collecting the belongings of others, started displaying the items in her front yard so that her neighbors could claim their missing goods.