Ten Years Ago
A 26-year-old Arleta man lost for 11 days in the Angeles National Forest above La Cañada was rescued following a 911 call from hikers who came across him. The man said he fell 25 to 40 feet off of a cliff while attempting to walk home after his car, which had been parked at the Switzer campground, failed to start. He was ultimately discovered below Big Tujunga Dam, a considerable distance from his car and from the area rescuers had been searching.
Twenty Years Ago
The owner of Plaza de La Cañada unsuccessfully sought from City Hall a tree removal permit that would have allowed him to remove most of the trees in the shopping center (jacarandas, sycamores and yucca) and replace them with palm trees.
Thirty Years Ago
A patrol helicopter jointly owned by the Glendale and Burbank police departments was forced down by engine failure in an empty field in the upper Alta Canyada area of La Cañada. The pilot and his passenger were reportedly not injured.