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10-20-30 Years Ago

August 25, 2010
  • 40 years ago.
40 years ago. (La Canada )

Ten Years Ago

A 22-year-old La Crescenta motorist was killed on the 210 Freeway near the Rose Bowl when his car was hit head on by a wrong-way driver. The local man, who worked at a Pasadena restaurant, was traveling in the westbound lanes of the freeway at about 2 a.m. Aug. 29, 2000, when the collision took place. The wrong-way driver survived the crash.

Twenty Years Ago

La Cañadan Frances Linke, who under her professional name of Nina Bara played "Tonga" in TV's "Space Patrol," died of cancer at the age of 70. The show debuted in the 1950s and returned in the 1960s.

Thirty Years Ago

More than $8,000 in watches and jewelry items were stolen when Hickerson Jewelers, then a prominent business on Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada, was burglarized.

Forty Years Ago

As the 1970-71 year was poised to get underway, work proceeded on a new swimming pool on the La Cañada High School campus. The pool was not expected to be ready for use for another school year.

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Fifty Years Ago

A public hearing before the county zoning board was scheduled to consider the development of a 127-acre private country club in the hills above La Cañada. Local resident and developer Bill Godbey said one of the major undertakings would be to move 2 million cubic yards of dirt to build the 18-hole course.

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