Ten Years Ago
A $259,000 outdoor science lab at La Cañada Elementary School was completed on budget. A 24-member steering committee led by Kathy Trueblood and Mary Pinola had spent three years planning and raising community funds for the project.
Twenty Years Ago
About 400 people turned out at St. Bede Church to pay their respects during the funeral of the well-respected longtime local florist Eiji Tomita, who died at the age of 78. He had retired in 1982, but his wife, Hannah, and their daughter, Lisa, carried on his tradition at Eiji’s Florist in La Cañada.
Thirty Years Ago
The La Cañada High School Spartan Boosters Club in the summer of 1982 held an “International Film Fair” event at a Flintridge-area home featuring short films, dinner and refreshments. Proceeds raised during the event were earmarked for activities at the school the following year.
Forty Years Ago
The Monrovia Recorder Consort presented a free concert on the main lawn at Descanso Gardens. The group was directed by Hans Bender, formerly the first violinist of the Heidelberg Bach Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.