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10-20-30 Years Ago

December 02, 2010
  • Sharla Vohs, 7, points to a gingerbread house to be entered in the 1970 Christmas Decorating Show at Descanso Gardens. With her are, from left, Mrs. Roger Coble and Mrs. Harry Newman.
Sharla Vohs, 7, points to a gingerbread house to be entered… (File Photo, La Canada )

Ten Years Ago: Carol Liu of La Cañada Flintridge was sworn in as a freshman legislator in the state Assembly. At a meeting later the same day, her former colleagues on the City Council declined to appoint a temporary replacement for Liu, whose seat on the local panel was set to expire in the spring of 2001.

Twenty Years Ago: JPL received an award from a Southland commuter transportation group and the Southern California Assn. of Governments for its effective employee ride-share program. In the previous two years, the local facility had eliminated 325 daily vehicle trips.

Thirty Years Ago: The La Cañada school board named Donald Hagen, then serving as assistant principal at Rolling Hills High School as the new principal of La Cañada High School, effective in mid-January 1981.

Forty Years Ago: Mrs. James Vohs in December 1970 created a gingerbread house to enter in the nine-day Christmas Decorating Show at Descanso Gardens on behalf of the Assistance League of Flintridge. The creation was featured on a cover of the Valley Sun.Fifty Years Ago: La Cañadan Joe Sherburn, who for 12 years had operated The Yellow Jacket restaurant on Foothill at Angeles Crest Highway, announced plans for a $110,00 eatery called "The Crest House, which would go into a strip center on Foothill at Gould Avenue (where Round Table Pizza is today).

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Fifty Years Ago
 Joe Sherburn, who for 12 years had operated The Yellow Jacket restaurant on Foothill at Angeles Crest Highway, announced plans for a $110,00 eatery called “The Crest House, which would go into a strip center on Foothill at Gould Avenue (where Round Table Pizza is today).

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