What happened in LCF 10-20-30 Years Ago?

Ten Years Ago

Scott Tracy, Ron Dietel and Andy Beattie were elected to the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board in an election that saw low voter turnout.


Twenty Years Ago

Bernard Glossy, then 42, was named the new president and chief executive of Verdugo Hills Hospital. He succeeded Ronald J. Davey, who retired after 14 years at the helm of the local hospital.


Thirty Years Ago

Two men, one holding a sawed-off shotgun, held up 11 people in the Smith Produce Store then on Foothill Boulevard at Hill Street, taking an estimated $4,220 in cash and jewelry. It was the second armed robbery at the location within an 8-week period. The suspects escaped in a car that had several other occupants.


Forty Years Ago

In the wake of the property tax bill mailings of late October 1971, more than 800 La Cañada property owners attended a protest meeting at Lanterman Auditorium. They had seen a 69% increase in their property taxes over a five-year period.


Fifty Years Ago

La Cañada Unified joined other school districts throughout the nation observing American Education Week. Featured on the cover of the Valley Sun that week was 22-year-old Palm Crest teacher Fenwick English posing a question to his sixth-grade class.


Sixty Years Ago

Mrs. Forrest Sutterle, safety committee chairman of the La Cañada Elementary PTA, aided by the Rev. John Stump, installed and weather-proofed 109 signs reading “Slow — School Crossing,” placing two at every La Cañada school bus stop.

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