Ten Years Ago
Fourth-grade students at La Cañada Elementary School completed a section of their social studies unit in December 2002 with a lesson in making tamales. Their instructor was Blair Salisbury of El Cholo Pasadena.
Twenty Years Ago
The Descanso Gardens Guild signed a contract with Los Angeles County to administer and manage the local botanical showplace beginning Jan. 1, 1993.
Thirty Years Ago
An 82-year-old La Crescenta man who became disoriented on his way to Christmas Eve services in La Cañada was safely intercepted by law enforcement officers after driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway. It seems he overshot La Cañada, and when he realized his error, he reentered the 210 from the exit at Arroyo Boulevard. He continue going the wrong way on the freeway until he was stopped west of Gould Avenue.
Forty Years Ago
Jack Friedman, then in his 17th year as head football coach at St. Francis High School, was named Coach of 1972 by the Los Angeles Times. Friedman, 45, had just led his team to its ninth league title.