Ten Years Ago
Then-Vice President Dick Cheney, on a four-day campaign swing to the West, paid a visit to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada. Cheney toured the facility and met scientists and engineers working on the Mars rover program before delivering a short speech to JPL staff. His visit coincided with a television broadcast of then-President George Bush speaking at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., promising the U.S. would return to the moon and that there would be manned missions "to Mars and planets beyond."
Twenty Years Ago
At 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994 La Cañadans and their counterparts in the Southland were jolted awake by the Northridge earthquake that caused an estimated $20 billion in damages. Although minimal destruction was experienced in La Cañada Flintridge, more than 5,000 injuries and 57 deaths were caused by the large shaker across the greater San Fernando Valley. Here, broken windows were reported at Foothill Boulevard businesses, including at the See's Candies store and at La Cañada Fine Wine and Liquors.