La Cañada History: Clouds part just enough for 2,500 to celebrate Jr. Baseball/Softball opening day


Ten Years Ago

An estimated crowd of 2,500 people turned out at the La Cañada High baseball field on a Sunday in early March 2010 for the La Cañada Junior Baseball Softball Assn.’s opening day ceremonies. Although it drizzled throughout the day, it was considerably less wet than the day before, when rains pounded the Foothills. “Everyone was in good spirits, and I think everyone was happy to get outside for a little bit after the rain on Saturday,” said Jack Johnson, who coordinated the event.

Twenty Years Ago

Maintaining a quality public education system, providing youth activities and preserving open space were the three top issues on the minds of La Cañada residents, according to the results of a community telephone poll conducted in early 2000 by an independent consulting firm hired by the City Council.

Thirty Years Ago

The 22-voice La Cañada High School Madrigal Singers in March 1990 embarked on a one-week tour, performing concerts in Berkeley, San Mateo, Carmel, Monterey, San Ardo and Ojai. It was the group’s 20th annual spring tour.

Forty Years Ago

The Rev. Father Stephen Murtagh, who founded St. Francis High School in La Cañada and was one of its three faculty…

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