Ten Years Ago
Three new ramps — a spine, a quarter-pipe and a fun box — were installed at the La Cañada Skate Park. The Cornishon Avenue recreational facility, which had been open under a joint-use agreement between the city and the La Cañada school district for just five months, had 1,036 youths registered to use it.
Twenty Years Ago
Work was taking place daily on the city’s 1992 Rose Parade float entry called “Sherlock Hounds,” which had passed its animation driving test with flying colors.
Thirty Years Ago
Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” was being staged at La Cañada United Methodist Church. The cast included members of the sanctuary and children’s choirs, with the role of Amahl played by Kara Colyar.
Forty Years Ago
The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club held a Christmas party at the Youth House, featuring Santa Claus (courtesy of Ivers department store, the only such retailer in La Cañada at the time). Children who attended the party took gifts to be delivered to McClaren Hall, the county shelter for neglected youngsters.
Fifty Years Ago
Three La Cañada residents filed complaints at the local sheriff’s station about a donkey living in the backyard of a Craig Avenue home that awakened them during pre-dawn hours with his loud bray. The upset neighbors demanded that the donkey’s owner be prosecuted for creating a public nuisance.
Sixty Years Ago
Twenty-three members of the La Cañada Kiwanis Club were honored for one full year of perfect meeting attendance.