Related to the article “Wistaria Fete Opens in Rain, Throng Sees Vine, However, After Brief Shower, Club Women Sponsor Fiesta and Serve Luncheons, Colorful Foliage Completely Surrounds Residence,” Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 1929
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. An estimated fifty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost.