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La Cañada History: Foothill Youth Theatre stages musical; Pat Buchanan visits

La Cañada History: Foothill Youth Theatre stages musical; Pat Buchanan visits

Thespians participating in the Foothill Youth Theatre were preparing to stage the Richard Bissell-George Abbot musical ¿The Pajama Game¿ in late July 1985.

La Cañada History: Teen boy injured in rollover crash; hit-and-run victim dies

La Cañada History: Teen boy injured in rollover crash; hit-and-run victim dies

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.

La Cañada History: Stellar mission leads to celebration at JPL; Robert H. Finch announces lieutenant governor bid

La Cañada History: Stellar mission leads to celebration at JPL; Robert H. Finch announces lieutenant governor bid

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.

La Cañada History: Man enters yacht in 1955 trans Pacific race from Los Angeles to Honolulu

La Cañada History: Man enters yacht in 1955 trans Pacific race from Los Angeles to Honolulu

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.

La Cañada History: LCHS hosts first-ever prom

La Cañada History: LCHS hosts first-ever prom

La Cañada High School, poised to hold its first graduation since opening its doors, marked another first in May 1965: the junior/senior prom.

La Cañada History: Landmark eucalyptus felled for construction of church sanctuary

La Cañada History: Landmark eucalyptus felled for construction of church sanctuary

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.

La Cañada History: Teachers rally amid stagnant negotiations with district

La Cañada History: Teachers rally amid stagnant negotiations with district

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.

La Cañada History: Abandoned briefcase leads to bomb scare

La Cañada History: Abandoned briefcase leads to bomb scare

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.

La Cañada History: Man injured when drilling rig falls into ravine

La Cañada History: Man injured when drilling rig falls into ravine

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.

La Cañada History: LCHS student named Rose Queen

La Cañada History: LCHS student named Rose Queen

Ten Years Ago: Ashley Moreno, then 17 and a senior at La Cañada High School, was named the 2005 Rose Queen.

La Cañada History: Local engineer builds pint-sized 'Cadillac'

La Cañada History: Local engineer builds pint-sized 'Cadillac'

Sixty Years Ago: Paul Hartley, a diesel engineer who lived with his family on Castle Road, built a pint-sized ¿Cadillac¿ that was the delight of his son and neighborhood kids.

La Cañada History: Local resident settles in as JPL's chief engineer

La Cañada History: Local resident settles in as JPL's chief engineer

Ten Years Ago: La Cañada Flintridge resident Brian Muirhead was settling into his new position as chief engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

La Cañada History: LCHS student named to Tournament of Roses Royal Court

La Cañada History: LCHS student named to Tournament of Roses Royal Court

Twenty Years Ago: La Cañada High School student Sandy Cho, the 17-year-old daughter of Mi and David Cho, was named a member of the 1995 Tournament of Roses Royal Court.

La Cañada History: Resident catches 201-pound black marlin

La Cañada History: Resident catches 201-pound black marlin

Burt C. Monesmith of Princess Anne Road in La Cañada landed a 201-pound black marlin while deep sea fishing off Hawaii's Kona Coast.

La Cañada History:  Gene Landy named director of Youth House

La Cañada History: Gene Landy named director of Youth House

Sixty Years Ago: A 28-year-old native of Columbus, Ohio, Gene Landy, was named the full-time director of the La Cañada Youth House.

La Cañada History: In 1964, residents object to proposed Foothill (210) Freeway

La Cañada History: In 1964, residents object to proposed Foothill (210) Freeway

Ten Years Ago: A diamond bracelet was the top prize in a raffle held to raise money for the purchase of instruments and uniforms for the music programs at La Cañada High School.

La Cañada History: Skateboard ramp comes in handy for a dip in the pool

La Cañada History: Skateboard ramp comes in handy for a dip in the pool

Thirty Years Ago: La Cañada High School senior Pat Solomon was featured airborne in a 1984 photo when he prepared to take a cooling dip in a backyard pool.

La Cañada History: 'Ducktail' haircuts make their way into women's fashion

La Cañada History: 'Ducktail' haircuts make their way into women's fashion

Ten Years Ago: The Summer Beach Bus to Santa Monica from the Foothills was proving to be so popular with riders that its service was expanded from two days a week to five by the city of La Cañada Flintridge.

La Cañada History: Area PGA player named Golf Professional of the Year

La Canada History: Area PGA player named Golf Professional of the Year

Forty years ago: La Cañada resident Pat Rielly was named Golf Professional of the Year by the Southern California section of the PGA. Rielly was the pro at Annandale Golf Club in Pasadena.

La Cañada History: Drivers survived a fiery drag race crash

La Cañada History: Drivers survived a fiery drag race crash

Fifty years ago: A drag race on Crown Avenue during the wee hours of a July 1964 morning ended badly when one of the two vehicles involved didn't make the turn at Sana Inez Way, jumped the curb, flipped over on its top and burst into flames.

La Cañada History: Students learned American Folk music

La Cañada History: Students learned American Folk music

Fifty years ago: The 1964 enrichment summer school program at La Cañada Unified's Foothill Intermediate School was designed to "excite the pupil and make his classroom experience like an adventure into education," according to Principal Tom Fine.

La Cañada History: Fourth of July firecrackers banned

La Cañada History: Fourth of July firecrackers banned

Fifty Years Ago: As a reminder to its readers that fireworks are strictly prohibited in La Cañada and neighboring communities by county fire regulations, the Valley Sun ran a fanciful photo on its cover of two brothers, Mike, 12, and 10-year-old Tim Curnutt thinking wistfully of the days when...

La Cañada History: Postmaster retired after 33 years of service

La Cañada History: Postmaster retired after 33 years of service

Forty years ago: La Cañada's postmaster, Dick Mason, raised the American flag over the post office for the last time, prior to his retirement after 33 1/2 years with the U.S. Postal Service.

La Cañada History: Record number of boys signed up for baseball in 1964

La Cañada History: Record number of boys signed up for baseball in 1964

La Cañada Junior Baseball Assn. officials announced that 670 boys ages 9-16 had signed up to play on 40 teams in six leagues during the summer of 1964. It was a record number of participants for the association.La Cañada Junior Baseball Assn. officials announced that 670 boys ages 9-16 had signed up...

La Cañada History: 1950s campaign warned "Speed Kills! Take it Easy"

La Cañada History: 1950s campaign warned "Speed Kills! Take it Easy"

Sixty Years Ago: "Speed Kills! Take it Easy!" was the theme of the National Safety Council safe driving campaign in June 1954, sponsored locally by various local organizations.

La Cañada History: Two Great Pyrenees show dogs made the cover

La Cañada History: Two Great Pyrenees show dogs made the cover

Sixty Years Ago: The Valley Sun cover of May 27, 1954 featured two Great Pyrenees, successful show dogs belonging to Mrs. George C. Griffith of Valley Crest Street in La Cañada.

La Cañada History: Endeavour crew visited Jet Propulsion Laboratory

La Cañada History: Endeavor crew visited Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Twenty years ago: The crew of NASA's Endeavour space shuttle, who orbited Earth in April 1994, visited the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada the following month. Endeavour carried the SIR-CX-SAR radar system designed, built and operated by JPL employees.

La Cañada history: Four crowned 1984 Rio Hondo League track champions

La Cañada history: Four crowned 1984 Rio Hondo League track champions

Thirty Years Ago: Four La Cañada High School varsity track performers were crowned league champions at the Rio Hondo League finals meet held at San Marino: Kenny Epps, Neil Woodburn, Mark Morris and Lynn Brockmeyer.

La Cañada History: Flintridge Preparatory School held a Scottish-themed carnival

La Canada History: Flintridge Preparatory School held a Scottish-themed carnival

Sixty years ago: The annual carnival at Flintridge Preparatory School gave a Scottish theme to its May 1954 fundraising carnival, dubbing it the "Highland Fling."

La Cañada history: Residents delivered disaster supplies to Alaska earthquake victims

La Cañada history: Residents delivered disaster supplies to Alaska earthquake victims

Fifty Years Ago: For a Junior Red Cross project, La Cañada students at eight public and private schools collected health, educational and recreational supplies for shipment to disaster-torn Alaska, which on March 27, 1964 experienced a 9.2 earthquake, the second strongest in recorded history.

La Cañada History: Area physicist picked a home with a beehive

La Canada History: Area physicist picked a home with a beehive

Sixty Years Ago: His wife reported to the Valley Sun that the reason physicist Gene Grabbe located his house in the 2000 block of Los Amigos Street was because he saw a beehive on the land when they were shopping for a new place to call home.

La Cañada History: Prince Andrew of England visits La Cañada Flintridge

La Cañada History: Prince Andrew of England visits La Cañada Flintridge

Prince Andrew of England¿s royal family paid a visit to La Cañada Flintridge, touring the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on April 19, 1984.

La Cañada history: Local leaders toured Flint Canyon Channel flood control channel

La Cañada history: Local leaders toured Flint Canyon Channel flood control channel

Fifty Years Ago: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Warren M. Dorn in April 1964 headed a group of civic and governmental dignitaries inspecting the new Flint Canyon Channel flood control improvement, a $347,352 project.

La Cañada History: La Cañada Thursday Club stages Heirloom Discovery Day

La Cañada History: La Cañada Thursday Club stages Heirloom Discovery Day

A herd of 250 goats arrived by transporter truck that brought them from Lakeview, Ore. to Descanso Gardens to serve in a vegetation management capacity, eating brush to reduce fire fuel.

La Cañada History: Snakes abound in the foothills

La Cañada History: Snakes abound in the foothills

La Cañadans living in the foothills near JPL reported encountering several rattlesnakes in March 2004, with longtime resident Mark Goddard telling of one that was about 7 feet long.

La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash

La Cañada history: La Cañada pilot died in plane crash

Sixty Years Ago: La Cañadan Joe Lynch, who days before had given Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands his first flight through the sonic wall aboard a TF86 Sabre jet, died in March 1954 when he attempted to bring the plane out of a low roll over the Nellis Air Force Base runways.

La Cañada history: LCF teen prepared for 1954 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

La Cañada history: LCF teen prepared for 1954 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Sixty years ago: Don Mike Anthony of La Cañada, then 15, was preparing for the 1954 U.S. Figure Skating Championships to be held for the first time in Los Angeles, at the Polar Palace.

La Canada history: Girl Scouts participated in annual garden tour

La Canada history: Girl Scouts participated in annual garden tour

Fifty years ago: La Cañada Girl Scout troops were planning to participate in the Pasadena Area's Girl Scout Council's 31st annual Garden Tour, a fundraiser showcasing several beautifully landscaped properties in Pasadena, Altadena, San Marino and Flintridge.

La Canada History: Motorist died on Angeles Crest Highway

La Canada History: Motorist died on Angeles Crest Highway

Ten years ago: One motorist died and two people were injured after a head-on collision on rain-slicked Angeles Crest Highway, a few miles north of the city, took place on Feb. 20, 2004.

La Cañada History: La Cañada High School's first Sweetheart Dance to celebrate Valentine's Day

La Cañada High School's first Sweetheart Dance to celebrate Valentine's Day

Fifty years ago, plans were being made for La Cañada High School's first Sweetheart Dance to celebrate Valentine's Day 1964.

La Canada History: Snow fell one week, then highs reached 86-degrees the next

La Canada History: Snow fell one week, then highs reached 86-degrees the next

Sixty Years Ago: Despite a cold winter storm that brought rain and snow to the Southland in late January 1954, one week later La Cañada was registering daytime highs over a three-day period that ranged from 86 to 89 degrees.

La Canada history: Man died, homes destroyed in Santa Ana winds

La Canada history: One man died, homes destroyed in Santa Ana winds

Thirty years ago: Warm, dry Santa Ana winds that were reported to have reached 100 mph swept through La Cañada Flintridge beginning on Jan. 26, 1984, toppling huge trees and power poles.

La Cañada History: Students helped eliminate polio with fundraiser dance

La Cañada History: Students collected donations at 'March of Dimes' dance

Sixty years ago: The La Cañada Youth House (today the Community Center) was the site of a dance for local ninth- and 10th-graders, an event organized to raise money for the March of Dimes, which at that time had as its focus collecting donations to help eliminate polio.

La Cañada History: Volunteers watched for enemy air forces

La Cañada History: Volunteers watched for enemy air forces

Sixty years ago: The first Ground Observer Corps Post in the Crescenta-Cañada Valley started operations at Paradise Canyon School on Jan. 19, 1954.

La Cañada History: Academic Decathlon team won second place in L.A. area

La Cañada History: Academic Decathlon team won second place in L.A. area

Thirty Years Ago: The La Cañada High School Academic Decathlon team won second place in competition among 40 high schools in the greater Los Angeles area. LCHS was second to Beverly Hills High, which went on to win first place at the state level of competition.

La Cañada History: Local kids make float in homage to Rose Parade

Local kids make float in homage to Rose Parade

La Cañada hadn¿t entered a float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade since 1915, but some kids in the Rancho section on the east side of town made a try at it in late December 1953.

La Cañada History: YMCA received a big gift

La Cañada History: YMCA received a big gift

Thirty Years Ago: Bonnie and James Damron, parents of young swimmers Jim, Paige and Shannon, gifted the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA's Dragon swim team a champion public address starter system in late 1983. It was reported to be the first such system owned by a YMCA in the U.S.

La Cañada History: Bob Mitchell's Singing Boys performed in LCF

La Cañada History: Bob Mitchell's Singing Boys performed in LCF

50 Years Ago: Bob Mitchell's Singing Boys, an internationally known group called "the best choir in the world" by crooner Bing Crosby, was featured at the La Cañada Flintridge Women's Club 1963 Christmas Tea, held at the La Cañada Country Club.

La Cañada History: St. Francis High School Stages Production of William Shakespeare's Richard III

St. Francis High School Stages Production of William Shakespeare's "Richard III"

The theater arts department at St. Francis High School staged a production of a 20th century version of William Shakespeare's Richard III in its Degheri Performing Arts Center.

La Cañada History: Descanso Gardens Guild prepared for annual Christmas exhibit

La Cañada History: Descanso Gardens Guild prepared for annual Christmas exhibit

Thirty Years Ago: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory was planning a 10-year, $200 million expansion. JPL had commissioned an architectural and urban design firm to develop the long range facilities plan.

La Cañada History: New local theater group prepared its inaugural production

La Cañada History: New local theater group prepared its inaugural production

Forty Years Ago: La Cañada High School varsity water polo team captured its first Rio Hondo League title in four years, beating La Salle by a score of 16-2. Bill Barnard led all scorers with five goals.

La Cañada History: Sheriff's deputies arrested 17 LCHS students in a surprise raid

La Cañada History: Sheriff's deputies arrested 17 LCHS students in a surprise raid

Twenty Years Ago: For the second time in a two-week period a La Cañada Flintridge bank was held up. The first incident took place at the local Great Western Bank; the second was the robbery of Citizens Business Bank.

La Cañada History: Pre-school students supervised by school's mascot

La Cañada History: Pre-school students supervised by school's mascot

Forty Years Ago: In 1973 La Cañada (three years prior to cityhood) ranked 47 among the 100 cities and communities in Los Angeles County in property tax rates.

La Ca&ntildeada History: Three-year-old posed for the Valley Sun Halloween cover

La Cañada History: Three-year-old posed for the Valley Sun Halloween cover

Ten Years Ago: The La Cañada Flintridge Farmers Market debuted for a six-month trial period. The stalls for the first market were set up on Beulah Drive, in front of Sport Chalet headquarters.

La Cañada History: The St. Francis football team celebrated a shutout

La Cañada History: The St. Francis football team celebrated a shutout

Fifty Years Ago: Fur fashions created by Henry Weinstein of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills were featured at the Town and Country Fine Arts Club "Touch of Mink Bridge Tea," held at the La Cañada Country Club.

La Cañada History: Vons employees went on strike

La Cañada History: Vons employees went on strike

Thirty Years Ago: It was estimated that approximately 18% of La Cañada Flintridge students attended private or parochial schools, according to a 1983 study of trends in private school enrollment by the publication ¿Education Week.¿

La Cañada History: John Muir High School students took archery class

La Cañada History: John Muir High School students took archery class

Thirty Years Ago: Ground-breaking ceremonies were planned for the first three custom homes that were to be built at the Greenridge development adjacent to La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.

La Cañada History: Drum student posed for cover of Valley Sun

La Cañada History: Drum student posed for cover of Valley Sun

Sixty Years Ago: Members of the Girls Athletic Association at La Cañada Junior High made fudge and popcorn treats to sell to their classmates. Funds raised were earmarked to help present an all-school carnival.

La Cañada History: Lanterman House preserved for museum

La Cañada History: Lanterman House preserved for museum

Twenty Years Ago: State and local dignitaries, along with local preservationists, gathered for dedication ceremonies at Lanterman House museum on Encinas Drive.

La Cañada History: Rooster named 'Jungle Boy' greeted store customers

La Cañada History: Rooster named 'Jungle Boy' greeted store customers

Sixty Years Ago: A Chinese Houdan rooster named Jungle Boy that belonged to Ken Tuckey, owner of the local feed and seed store on Foothill Boulevard, was becoming a familiar sight as he greeted customers to the business.

La Cañada History: Church of the Lighted Window dedicated a two-story building

La Cañada History: Church of the Lighted Window dedicated a two-story building

60 Years Ago: A two-story educational building to house an over-crowded church school was dedicated during Rally Day services at the Church of the Lighted Window (today known as La Cañada Congregational Church).

La Cañada History: 'Drive 25' grassroots movement kept speed down

La Cañada History: 'Drive 25' grassroots movement kept speed

Ten Years Ago: For the third year, the grass-roots, community-based effort known as "Drive 25" to reduce the speed of cars around school sites was renewed as the new school year got underway in La Cañada Unified.

La Cañada History: Spanish-style home saved from destruction and moved near Berkshire Bridge

La Cañada History: Spanish-style home saved from destruction and moved near Berkshire Bridge

Twenty years ago: A vintage Spanish-style home on Del Monte Road that was to be replaced by a new structure was moved to a site near the Berkshire Bridge owned by Jerry and Bobbie Furrey.

La Cañada History: Two St. Bernards cooled off

La Cañada History: Two St. Bernards cooled off

Forty Years Ago: Two St. Bernards, Big Mac (200 pounds) and Gretchen (150 pounds), both members of the Ted Gray household, posed for a Valley Sun photograph with ice bags on their heads to help illustrate one idea for cooling off on a hot August day in La Cañada.

La Cañada History: Youth House offered swimming for locals

La Cañada History: Youth House offered swimming for locals

40 Years Ago: La Cañada residents of all ages were taking advantage during the summer of 1973 of the third annual community swimming program at the La Cañada High School pool.

La Cañada History: LCHS basketball outscored Muir

La Cañada History: LCHS basketball outscored Muir

20 Years Ago: The La Cañada High School varsity basketball team outscored rival Muir High during the four-game Fairfax Tournament in the summer of 1993, allowing the local team to go on to win the consolation title. Senior forward Eric Sanchez averaged 24 points in the tournament while junior...

La Cañada History: 'Dames at Sea' performed at Crescenta-Cañada YMCA

La Cañada History: 'Dames at Sea' performed at Crescenta-Cañada YMCA

40 Years Ago: The La Cañada Theatre Assn. presented the musical "Dames at Sea" over two successive weekends at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA. The director was Jo Ann Taylor.

La Cañada History: Descanso Gardens hosted Festival of Garden Lights

La Cañada History: Descanso Gardens hosted Festival of Garden Lights

Fifty Years Ago: Descanso Gardens was holding its annual Festival of Garden Lights, featuring unusual garden and landscape displays. Descanso remained open until 10 p.m. throughout the festival, allowing visitors to pick up ideas for outdoor lighting options they could use in their own gardens.

La Cañada History: Flintridge Guild of Children's Hospital planned a backyard fiesta

Flintridge Guild of Children's Hospital planned a backyard fiesta

Forty Years Ago: Flintridge Guild of Children's Hospital was planning "Fiesta in Flintridge," a backyard barbecue for 500 people, to be held at the Emmett Doherty home on Berkshire Avenue.

La Cañada History: Ground-breaking ceremony at Verdugo Hills Hospital

Ground-breaking ceremony at Verdugo Hills Hospital

Thirty Years Ago: Ground-breaking ceremonies were held for a $20-million expansion project at Verdugo Hills Hospital. A special guest of honor was 5-year-old Matthew Stearns, who donated nine pennies to the hospital's fundraising foundation.

La Cañada History: First Fiesta Days Queen crowned

First Fiesta Days Queen crowned

Forty Years Ago: La Cañada's first Fiesta Days, a three-day event that also marked the 189th birthday of the community, was held June 21- 23, 1973.

La Cañada History: Pasadena Poly student named 'Athlete of the Year'

Pasadena Poly student named 'Athlete of the Year'

The Valley Sun's choice for the 1992-93 Athlete of the Year was La Cañada Flintridge resident Erik Heger, a senior at Pasadena Poly. Heger reportedly excelled in all major sports.

La Cañada History: Local caught giant Pacific blue marlin off Kona, Hawaii

Local caught giant Pacific blue marlin off Kona, Hawaii

Thirty Years Ago: After a battle that lasted more than two hours, La Cañada Flintridge resident Arnie Applegate landed a giant Pacific blue marlin, winning his team first prize in the 1983 Kona Gold Jackpot contest off Kona, Hawaii. The prize-winning fish weighed 651 1/2 pounds.

La Cañada History: La Crescenta man, teen son rescued at Angeles Crest Highway

La Crescenta man, teen son rescued at Angeles Crest Highway

Thirty Years Ago: A 36-year-old La Crescenta man, his 13-year-old son and a forest ranger who had come to their aid were rescued from a canyon wall 200 feet below Angeles Crest Highway, just above La Cañada.

La Cañada History: Kids ride a miniature backyard railroad

Kids ride a miniature backyard railroad

50 Years Ago: Fred Hauter, owner of Hauter Ford in Montrose, enlisted the help of friends and created a miniature railroad in his Gould Avenue backyard for the enjoyment of his sons and their friends. The project took about six months to realize. Once the railroad was installed and operating, Hauter...

La Cañada History: 'A Parade of Roses' at Descanso Gardens

'A Parade of Roses' at Descanso Gardens

Sixty Years Ago: The Flintridge League hosted a tea and fashion show at Descanso Gardens themed "A Parade of Roses," featuring local young women as models.

La Cañada History: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy hosted Golden Jubilee for Dominican sister

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy hosted Golden Jubilee for Dominican sister

Sixty Years Ago: The Flintridge League hosted a tea and fashion show at Descanso Gardens themed "A Parade of Roses," featuring local young women as models.

La Cañada History: Finch's Old Fashioned Frostee Freeze served hot dogs, hamburgers

Finch's Old Fashioned Frostee Freeze served hot dogs, hamburgers

Sixty Years Ago: The proprietors of Finch's Old Fashioned Frostee Freeze, 720 Foothill Blvd., added 360 square feet to their existing building, including a patio, and announced plans to begin serving foods such as burgers (35 cents) and hot dogs (25 cents).

La Cañada History: St. Bede School hosted first public fundraiser

St. Bede School hosted first public fundraiser

Sixty years ago: The first public event at La Cañada's new parochial school, St. Bede School, was a spring fair to help raise money for the school's building fund. "Eenie Meenie Minee Moe St. Bede's Fair the place to go," read a promotional poster.

La Cañada History: High school hosted four international students

High school hosted four international students

A fundraising lasagna dinner was held in support of the local chapter of American Field Service at La Cañada High School.

La Cañada History: Community Carnival raised music program funds

Community Carnival raised music program funds

The 1993 Community Carnival held on the La Cañada High School campus raised approximately $20,000 to help fund performance tours, uniforms and instruments for the school's music programs.

La Cañada History: 4-H club starts at St. George's Episcopal Church

4-H club starts at St. George's Episcopal Church

Forty Years Ago: Eighteen boys and girls ages 9-17 joined La Cañada¿s new 4-H Club, which was organized by Mr. and Mrs. James Brenner of Commonwealth Avenue.

La Cañada History: Flintridge Hunter and Jumper Horse Shows

Flintridge Hunter and Jumper Horse Shows

Ten Years Ago: About 300 people gathered at the gazebo in Memorial Park for a candlelight vigil organized by the Justice & Peace Forum. The vigil called for a peaceful resolution to the U.S. conflict with Iraq. A large American flag with the words “Win Without War” was stretched...

La Cañada History: St. Francis High School wins first La Cañada Flintridge All City Track Meet

St. Francis High School wins first La Cañada Flintridge All City Track Meet

The track meet Meet was held in March 2003 on the fields at the St. Francis and La Cañada high school campuses. St. Francis captured the overall competition with a decisive win.

La Cañada History: Oak Grove PTA staged its Family Fun and Mardi Gras

Oak Grove PTA staged its Family Fun and Mardi Gras

One of the featured attractions was a makeup booth where attendees could be transformed into clowns, glamour girls, monsters, or whatever struck their fancies.

La Cañada History: Jack Longpre retrieved errant balls for new driving range

Jack Longpre retrieved errant balls for new driving range

Jack Longpre, a member of La Cañada Country Club, donned scuba gear to dive into the water hazards on the golf course and collect golf balls.

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