Ten Years Ago
Descanso Gardens topped the $1 million mark in community donations for the first time in its history. Then-Executive Director Richard Schulhof attributed the growth to several factors, including good management by the Descanso Gardens Guild.
Twenty Years Ago
An assault by one pair of suspects and a strong-arm robbery by another duo targeted the same man on a December weeknight in the parking lot of a La Cañada restaurant. The victim, a Montrose resident, told law enforcement officials that he lost $1,200 in cash and a $380 check during the two apparently separate attacks that took place within minutes of each other near his parked vehicle.
Thirty Years Ago
Reece Lewis, who had constructed Christmas scenes in his front yard on Santa Inez Way since 1964, announced he was retiring and moving to the Pacific Northwest with his wife Phyllis. He sold his "Dickens Village" scene with animated figures, which he had created in 1974, to Eagle Rock Plaza shopping center.