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What happened 10-20-30 years ago?

March 02, 2011

10-20-30 Years Ago

Ten Years Ago

Then-Planning Commissioner Steve Del Guercio and incumbent Dave Spence won the two open seats on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council after a sometimes-contentious campaign that drew seven candidates, one of whom dropped out early in the race.

Twenty Years Ago

It was announced that all 16 Buffums department stores, including the one in Plaza de La Cañada (where T.J. Maxx operates a store today), would be closed. The Long Beach-based retailer had been on the market for some time but no buyers had been found.

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Thirty Years Ago

Dave DeVries, 54, the owner of Gopher Construction, suffered multiple injuries when a cesspool under construction at the corner of Crown Avenue and Starlight Crest Drive collapsed.

Forty Years Ago

As a budget crisis loomed for the 1971-72 school year, the La Cañada Unified School District was considering using a lottery system to release seven of its teachers. It also announced plans to eliminate the position of district director of personnel.

Fifty Years Ago

Former Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, embarked on a house-hunting tour in the Southland. Before setting out, Nixon told reporters he was taking a 100-mile turn “through Hancock Park, Pacific Palisades, Flintridge — wherever that is, San Marino and the Santa Anita section of Arcadia.”

Sixty Years Ago

Dr. and Mrs. J. Henry Kramer gifted Lutheran Church in the Foothills in La Cañada with a new Wurlitzer organ.

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