Ten Years Ago
In a measure prompted by five prostitution arrests at local businesses the previous year, in January 2003 the City Council voted to approve an urgency ordinance placing a 180-day moratorium on giving permits to massage establishments. Among the illegal operations busted in 2002 was one set up in a building directly across the street from City Hall.
Twenty Years Ago
Having suffered the worst loss in its football program the previous October, with a 48-8 loss to Muir High School, La Cañada High dropped the Pasadena powerhouse from its pre-league play lineup. In January 1993, Spartan coach Nic Larez announced his team would instead play Alhambra High, saying, “We’re not capable of beating [Muir].”
Thirty Years Ago
Julie Hayek of La Cañada Flintridge was crowned Miss California USA at a pageant held in Oxnard. The 22-year-old, then a senior at UCLA, went on to capture the Miss USA 1983 title and was first runner-up in the Miss Universe contest that year.