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La Cañada History: LCF postmaster declared trucks couldn't handle steep inclines

What happened 10-20-30 years ago?

August 07, 2013
(File Photo, La Canada…)

Ten Years Ago

Cynthia Keech, who had joined the La Cañada Unified School District for the previous school year as an assistant principal of La Cañada High School, was named principal of the LCHS 7/8 program by then-Superintendent Sue Leabo. 

Twenty Years Ago

A state budget crisis forced the La Cañada Public Library to reduce its hours of operation. The head librarian, Barry Shemaria, reported she also had to lay off one full-time assistant and three part-time workers.

Thirty Years Ago

In a contrast to this month's mild weather to date, the Foothills were sweltering through the first half of August 1983, with numerous days seeing triple-digit heat. The highest daytime temperature recorded in La Cañada during the period was 109 degrees, on Aug. 6.

Forty Years Ago

During a time when public school buses were still a common sight in town, a 24% rate increase in bus pass fees was announced by the La Cañada school district for the 1973-74 school year. The per semester rate for the first child in a family was raised from $19 to $22; a pass for a second child was raised from $17 to $20. A $50 per semester cap was set for each family.  

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Fifty Years Ago

La Cañada Postmaster Richard Mason declared that a fleet of 10 new mail trucks that had been sent to his office by the government in the summer of 1963 were completely unsatisfactory for the steeply graded streets here. Mason asked that they be replaced with Dodge wagons.

Sixty Years Ago

Families living on Wiladonda Drive were treated to an evening performance of some neighborhood girls who had spent some of their summer days learning Hawaiian songs and dances, making their own island-themed costumes and sending out written invitations for the August 1953 event. The elementary-aged girls who participated were Linda Nelson, Linda Mitchell, Carol and Sandy Crandall, Corrine Purdy and Marian Griffin. Overseeing their efforts was Mrs. Martin Fisher.

Compiled from the Valley Sun archives by Carol Cormaci.

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