The Davis Cup Tennis Team, which included rising star Arthur Ashe, paid a visit to the La Cañada Country Club courts in 1965 for a benefit exhibition in support of the Verdugo Guild of Children's Hospital.
The playgrounds of the three La Cañada public elementary schools teemed with activity as bundles of newspapers were delivered to them via car, bicycle and wagon during the first PTA paper drive of the 1955-56 school year.
Local historians were celebrating the news that the giant Wurlitzer organ that had belonged for several years to former state Assemblyman Frank Lanterman, was to be restored and placed in the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.
Just after 10 p.m. on Labor Day in 1955, the lives of all three members of a La Cañada family were snuffed out during a head-on collision on what then was called the Foothill Freeway.
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In the aftermath of deadly Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall Aug. 29, 2005, in southeast Louisiana, local firefighters were among those sent by the Los Angeles County Fire Department to assist in Baton Rouge, La., Orlando, Fla. and in Mississippi.
The new development on Verdugo Boulevard that would bring the first movie theater complex to La Cañada was underway. By mid-August 1995, the United Artists marquee had been installed and the tower structure was under construction.
Ten years ago, plans were unveiled in City Hall on Aug. 16, 2005 for what was to become the La Cañada Town Center, a shopping complex on acreage owned by La Cañada Properties, held by Sport Chalet founder Norbert Olberz and his family.
Caltech planetary scientist Mike Brown on July 29, 2005 announced during a press conference held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory that a ¿10th planet¿ had been found in our solar system.
People's Republic of China President Li Xiannian requested and was given a tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on July 29, 1985. While there he, his wife, Mme. Lin Jiamei and Vice Premier Li Peng viewed the spacecraft Galileo, then still under construction.
Thespians participating in the Foothill Youth Theatre were preparing to stage the Richard Bissell-George Abbot musical ¿The Pajama Game¿ in late July 1985.
A 16-year-old La Cañada boy was in a hospital recovering from a concussion after his car spun out of control, rolled over on its top, then came to rest on its side near the intersection of Chevy Chase and Descanso drives.
Scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 celebrated the previous weekend¿s success of the Deep Impact mission, which had guided a copper-cored impacter into the comet Tempel 1.
Aircraft manufacturer Frank Hooykaas of Shepherd¿s Lane entered his 75-foot schooner, the Constellation, in the 1955 trans Pacific yacht race from Los Angeles to Honolulu.
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Ten Years Ago
La Cañada High School, poised to hold its first graduation since opening its doors, marked another first in May 1965: the junior/senior prom.
Work was underway on the new sanctuary building at Lutheran Church in the Foothills, where a large, landmark eucalyptus tree was to be removed to facilitate the construction.
Teachers employed by the La Cañada Unified School District took out paid advertisements to draw the public¿s attention to the fact they had been working without a contract all school year.
A briefcase accidentally left on a La Cañada bus stop bench by a tourist one Tuesday afternoon in April 2005 led to the closure of several blocks of Foothill Boulevard while a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department explosive and arson squad determined it was not a bomb.
An Azusa man was critically injured after a four-wheel-drive drilling rig he had been riding in tumbled into a ravine where property was being cleared west of Crown Avenue and north of Knight Way for a housing development.