Ten Years Ago
The American flag was seen waving throughout La Cañada on walkways, mailboxes and gates as the community showed its patriotism in the week following the 9/11 attacks on the East Coast.
Twenty Years Ago
One week after a former JPL employee filed a lawsuit claiming he was fired for whistle-blowing, four JPL employees filed a $20 million suit claiming they had suffered racial discrimination and harassment on the job.
Thirty Years Ago
La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Edmund J. Krause celebrated his 80th birthday, making him the oldest mayor in the state that year.
Forty Years Ago
A loud party that drew approximately 300 teens and young adults to a house in the 4200 block of Chevy Chase Drive also brought out 14 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department units, including three from Altadena, after neighbors complained. Two youths were arrested at the scene.
Fifty Years Ago
Due to a controversy in the Los Angeles city schools over films on Russia and China that were scheduled to be shown in classrooms but were considered by concerned parents to be Communist propaganda, the La Cañada school board took a close look at a list of 463 films and filmstrips available to local schools to make sure no such films would be shown in classrooms here.
Sixty Years Ago
The Lutheran Church in the Foothills was designated as a neighborhood depot where clothing could be taken for delivery to the national American Relief for Korea organization. The used clothing would then be distributed to civilian victims of the Korean war.