Ten Years Ago
At a special ceremony held on the La Cañada High School campus, then-Assemblymember Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) presented a symbolic $40,000 check representing state funds that would help pay for operation of the new joint-use library under construction on the campus.
Twenty Years Ago
La Cañada resident Larry Smith, head coach of the USC football team, announced in August 1991 he had signed a multi-year contract extension with the university. However, after a disappointing 1992 season that ended with a loss to Fresno State in the Freedom Bowl, Smith was fired with three years remaining in his contract.
Thirty Years Ago
NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft, designed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, was nearing Saturn, where it would take an estimated 18,500 photos of the planet, its rings and its satellites.
Forty Years Ago
La Cañada High School opened the 1971-72 school year with three brand new facilities: a three-story fine arts building that included a 660-seat auditorium, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and a physical-education/student-center complex that had basketball and volleyball courts on its roof.