Ten Years Ago
Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Robert Porter, assigned to Station 82 in La Cañada Flintridge, sustained a broken leg and soft-tissue injuries when an out-of-control Jeep traveled into the station’s parking lot and pinned him against a wall. The 52-year-old driver of the Jeep said she didn’t know what caused the vehicle to get away from her.
Twenty Years Ago
In step with a Los Angeles County ordinance that was enacted to reduce the number of house fires, the La Cañada Flintridge City Council approved a ban on wooden roofs in new construction and when at least 20% of an existing roof was being replaced. Mayor Pro Tem Joan Feehan cast the lone vote against the ordinance, saying she didn’t think it was the city’s role to tell its residents what type of roofs they should put on their houses. “This smacks of Big Brother,” Feehan said.
Thirty Years Ago
Burglars broke into an Olive Lane house that was on the market and stole at least $3,000 worth of home furnishings, including beds, a dresser and several Oriental rugs.
Forty Years Ago
His Excellency Timothy Manning, archbishop of Los Angeles, presided at the dedication of the new Father Alphonsus Memorial Gymnasium at St. Francis High School in La Cañada.
Fifty Years Ago
Mary Mairs of Flintridge was named a member of the U.S. Equestrian Team. The 17-year-old, a member of Flintridge Riding Club, was expected to make her first appearance with the Olympic jumping group on Oct. 14, 1961 at the National Horse Show.
Sixty Years Ago
Members of the La Cañada Thursday Club, their suits accessorized by hats and gloves, gathered in early October, 1951 for the first tea meeting of the new club year.