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La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash

What happened 10-20-30 years ago?

March 18, 2014

Ten Years Ago

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council awarded a $792,000 contract to Pima Construction to build a park on a former Caltrans lot on the south side of Foothill Boulevard near the Glendale (2) Freeway entrance. The transportation-themed park was designed by Ronnie Siegel of Swire Siegel Landscape Architects. Today it is known as Mayors' Discovery Park.

Twenty Years Ago

Jinny Dalbeck, then-president of the La Cañada PTA Council, was chosen on a unanimous vote by La Cañada school board members to complete the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board term of Carole Siegler, who was moving out of the area.

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Thirty Years Ago

Both championship squads in the 1984 Crescenta-Cañada YMCA Youth Basketball program sailed through their schedules undefeated. Outclassing their competition in the league comprising fifth- and sixth-grade students were the Raiders, who finished 7-0. Titlists in the fourth-grade division were the Y's Hornets, who notched a 6-0 record.

Forty Years Ago

Flintridge Guild of Childrens Hospital in March 1974 celebrated its 25th anniversary with a champagne brunch. Charter members Mrs. Lorenz Westenberger of Berkshire Avenue was presented with a gold charm in recognition of her 25 years of active membership.

Fifty Years Ago

A ferocious windstorm hit the Southland and was believed responsible for three local fires, one of which threatened Flintridge homes facing Chevy Chase Canyon. Other blazes were in the Verdugo Hills-Whiting Woods area and in Glenoaks Canyon.

Sixty Years Ago

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