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August 04, 2010

Ten Years Ago

  • It was announced that NASA had decided on a Mars rover program, and that the vehicles would be built and managed by JPL in La Cañada Flintridge.

Twenty Years Ago

Two cars owned by La Cañadans were broken into, with the thieves targeting cell phones, which were becoming more commonly used and were very costly. One victim reported a $910 loss, and the other told sheriff's deputies his phone was worth $800.

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Thirty Years Ago

An electrical short was the suspected cause of a $40,000 fire that destroyed most of the attic and roof of a home in the 1000 block of El Vago Drive.

Forty Years Ago

The driver of a 17-foot-tall big rig ignored warnings from construction workers and tried to drive his truck under a temporary pedestrian bridge near Foothill Intermediate School where work was proceeding on the 210 Freeway tunnel project. The bridge, designed to keep students safe from heavy equipment, had a clearance of 14 feet, 6 inches. The 650-foot tunnel, which had been under construction for two years, was reported to be about 90% complete when the non-injury accident took place.

Fifty Years Ago

Tracy Innes and Doris Black of La Cañada served as "Sunshine Girls" at Vice President Richard Nixon's hospitality center during the Republican National Convention of 1960.

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