La Cañada History: Women’s club in 1958 announces plans for its ‘Erin Go Bragh’ dinner dance

Ten Years Ago

A new California native plant garden at the La Cañada Flintridge Public Library was dedicated. The $27,000 project undertaken by C&K Landscape Design came about largely through the fundraising efforts of La Cañada Valley Beautiful.

Twenty Years Ago

The clubhouse at the Rose Bowl Riders facility in the upper Arroyo Seco was the venue when the La Cañada Flintridge Volunteer Emergency Response Team held an emergency preparedness class open to members of the public. The class was overseen by Scott Brewer, then the city’s emergency services coordinator.

Thirty Years Ago

The planting of 16 trees on the east side of La Cañada Elementary School, in honor of Donald Ziehl, the retiring La Cañada Unified School District superintendent, served as La Cañada Flintridge’s annual Arbor Day observance in late winter of 1988.

Forty Years Ago

In March 1978, for the first time in nine years, Descanso Gardens had to close due to inclement weather. Two winter storms arriving within a week of each other dumped 11.41 inches of rain on the valley.

Fifty Years Ago

Three straying sheep were found in front of a house at 3949 Chevy Chase Drive and turned over to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Regulation by sheriff’s deputies.

Sixty Years Ago

The La Cañada Flintridge Women’s Club was preparing for its “Erin Go Brah” dinner dance, which would be held at the Altadena Town and Country Club in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day 1958.

Compiled from the Valley Sun archives by Carol Cormaci.