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10-20-30 Years Ago

December 29, 2010

Ten Years Ago :Michelle Jacobs of La Cañada Flintridge was posed to reign as the 83rd Rose Queen over the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game.

Twenty Years Ago: Verdugo Hills Hospital saluted its corps of volunteers, who in 1990 gave a total of 98,644 service hours to the facility. The top volunteer was Muriel Schaffeld, who donated 3,600 hours that year.

Thirty Years Ago: In two separate fires, hot ashes left in a cardboard box destroyed the garage of one La Cañada home and a candle left burning overnight caused smoke damage to the living room of another.

Forty Years Ago: A possible shoot-out between deputies and an armed Flintridge man was averted when the suspect, a 47-year-old Madison Road resident, gave up after barricading himself in his kitchen. The man surrendered after firing three shots from his revolver.

Fifty Years Ago: An electric fan that had been left on and a faulty fluorescent light were among possible causes investigators identified in the case of a fire at La Cañada Junior High that gutted the school's library and destroyed up to 18,000 books, causing $110,000 in damage.

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