Thirty Years Ago
Dr. Charles Richter, 81, creator of the Richter scale for measuring the intensity of earthquakes, was rescued by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies near JPL when his car swerved off the road and into the Arroyo Seco. The accident occurred when Richter was returning to his Pasadena home and his vehicle had a flat tire. He tried to walk out, but wandered around for seven hours before being discovered and rescued.
Forty Years Ago
Coach Pat Logan’s 1971 cross-country track team at La Cañada High brought the school its first CIF championship after winning a race held at Long Beach State.
Fifty Years Ago
The county Board of Supervisors approved three new equestrian crossings in La Cañada, on Chevy Chase Drive, Berkshire Avenue and Beulah Drive.
Sixty Years Ago
Brenton G. Jones, then the manager of the La Cañada Shopping Bag market (where Sprouts is going in today) was awakened at his La Crescenta home by a Placerville man who forced Jones to accompany him to the store to open the safe. Montrose Sheriff’s deputies, having been alerted by Jones’ young son, arrived at the store before the manager finished unlocking the door. The suspect, who took off on foot down Chevy Chase Drive, burst into a home there and demanded the keys to their car. When that family couldn’t find them quickly enough, he headed to a gas station, where deputies caught up with him.