Ten Years Ago
An underground electrical wire that was accidentally cut by a construction worker’s jackhammer gave La Cañada High School students and faculty a half-day off when the power went out on campus. The accident occurred near the construction site for the new Information Resource Center.
Twenty Years Ago
La Cañada resident Donald Miralle, who had been accused of strangling his wife Tessie and burning her body in the desert near Victorville in September 1990, was acquitted of the charges. The prosecution’s case had focused on tire tracks found at the scene that they said were a match for the tires on Miralle’s vehicle. But the jury believed testimony presented by the defense team that indicated they were not a match.
Thirty Years Ago
La Cañada resident Craig Powers won the top prize, $100,000, as a contestant in NBC-TV’s two-part special, “The First All-American Ultra Quiz.”