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La Cañada History: High school hosted four international students

April 17, 2013

Ten Years Ago

The school board approved the hiring of Ivette Ellis as the new principal for La Cañada Elementary School. Ellis came to the district from the Plano Independent School District in Plano, Texas.

Twenty Years Ago

A fundraising lasagna dinner was held in support of the local chapter of American Field Service at La Cañada High School. Special guests were four international students attending LCHS that year: Laurence "Lori" Echevin, of Belgium; Tommaso Martinelli, of Italy; Johan Nystrom, of Sweden; and Gaute Forbergskog, of Norway.

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Thirty Years Ago

A storm system that hung over the foothills for three days dropped 3.59 inches of rain on La Cañada Flintridge in mid-April 1983, bringing the season total to 43.69 inches, the highest recorded by that time of year over a 15-year period.

Forty Years Ago

Ten patrol cars were dispatched to an Olive Lane home late on a Friday night in April 1973 to break up an unsupervised party that drew an estimated 400 teens, some of whom became drunk and disorderly, according to a sheriff's station report. The home's owners, out of town at the time, left a son in charge. In their absence, the house sustained damages to carpeting and other furnishings. 

Fifty Years Ago

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the name change of Los Robles Avenue to Foxwood Road in the Flintridge area of unincorporated La Cañada. A small portion of the road was ordered changed to Woodleigh Lane to conform to the contour of that adjacent street. 

Sixty Years Ago

A Flintridge resident, Alfred C. Berghoff of Somerset Place, was made a Knight of St. Gregory by Pope Pius XII. Church officials said he qualified for the high honor through his many years of hard work in the Lay Retreat movement in Southern California.

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Compiled from the Valley Sun archives by Carol Cormaci. Follow @CarolCormaci on Twitter.

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