Halloween

La Canada Elementary School students Carol Collado, from left, Lars Oakander and Susan Fite pose with a poster created by Carol to promote the school's October 1952 carnival. The event was a precursor to today's annual Halloween Haunt, which returns to the campus this Saturday. (October 24, 2012)

Ten Years Ago

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation announced a new program to support local schools: The organization had partnered with a charity service to accept donations of used vehicles.


Twenty Years Ago

Members of the La Cañada High School Spartan Marching Band were going door-to-door in La Cañada selling Goblin Insurance, which entitled the bearer to swift cleanup of any messes left in their yards by tricksters on Halloween night.


Thirty Years Ago

The JPL/Caltech Art Fair in October 1982, featuring handcrafted items by employees and their family members, raised funds to benefit the Oak Grove site of the Child Educational Center.


Forty Years Ago

The 150-bed Verdugo Hills Hospital, built on land that was once part of La Cañada but had been annexed by Glendale, was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Tours of the facility were conducted by volunteers during the event.


Fifty Years Ago

La Cañada resident Steve Minildi got his name into the record book for six-man football when he kicked a 46-yard field goal for Flintridge Prep in a game against Culter Academy.


Sixty Years Ago

Carol Collado, a student at La Cañada Elementary School, created a poster to promote the school's Halloween carnival and appeared with it on the cover of the Valley Sun with classmates Lars Oakander and Susan Fite.