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Crime blotter: vehicle and residential burglaries, motorcycle theft

Crime blotter: vehicle and residential burglaries, motorcycle theft
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Vehicle and residential burglaries this week. Crime blotter by the Altadena Sheriff Station. Sunday, October 13 Between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 900 block of E. Palm St. Suspect(s) entered the residence via unknown means. Loss: computer, silverware, and camera. Monday, October 14 Between 1:00 AM and 9:30 […]

Altadena is dogtown I: Catching up with Rudy, who’s still looking for a home

Altadena is dogtown I: Catching up with Rudy, who’s still looking for a home

by Timothy Rutt Rudy the rescued pooch is well-cared for, but still looking for a place to call his own. There’s been so much dog activity this week, we thought we’d catch up with the saga of Rudy. We told the story of the the seven-year-old pitbull/Rhodesian ridgeback mix last spring and summer. Rudy was […]

Celebrate National Food Day!

Celebrate National Food Day!

by TImothy Rutt Who knew Oct. 24 was National Food Day? (Not to be confused with World Food Day, which was Oct. 16. We keep the decorations up all year, like a trailer park Christmas, ) But what better place to celebrate than in Altadena, the Food Capital of the San Gabriel Valley? Here’s a […]

MPYD: turning boys to men at Muir, one lunchbreak at a time

MPYD: turning boys to men at Muir, one lunchbreak at a time

This year’s motto for MPYD on the blackboard at their bungalow. by Timothy Rutt The bungalow classroom prominently displays a list of required dress and behavior. Lunch hour for the young men at John Muir High School is like lunch hour everywhere: eat, hang out, play basketball, maybe try to make time with the ladies. […]

A very short equestrian history of Altadena

A very short equestrian history of Altadena

Californio horsemen. Illustration from Forbes Magazine, 1839. In Mexican Era, 1821-1846, California’s economy was dominated by cattle ranching By Michele Zack presented on the occasion of the dedication of the newest AHA! (Altadena Heritage Area), the Equestrian Block, Oct. 19, 2013, at Altadena Stables. All photos: Altadena Historical Society. The ground beneath us has history. […]

Celebrate Halloween & Dia de los Muertos at the Library Oct. 29

Celebrate Halloween & Dia de los Muertos at the Library Oct. 29

The Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa St. , will host its annual family Halloween and Día de los Muertos Celebration on Tues., Oct. 29, at 4 PM Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday when family and friends gather to honor and remember loved ones. Halloween and […]

Webster’s Complex sold; WFS, thrift shop, and art center up for lease

Webster’s Complex sold; WFS, thrift shop, and art center up for lease

Brochure from Webster’s new owners shows that the Art Center, Webster’s Fine Stationers, and Daz-E thrift shop are available for lease. by Timothy Rutt The Webster’s complex — an Altadena landmark for eight decades at 2450 N. Lake Avenue — has been sold to a Beverly Hills developer. According to the new owner’s website, they […]

Too-much-to-do Altadena weekend

Too-much-to-do Altadena weekend

No two ways about it — there’s just too much to do this weekend. Let’s take a deep breath and plunge in … Friday, Oct. 18 Beginning yoga at the Loma Alta Park gym, 9 am. Daniel Pearl Music Day concert at 11 AM, Students from the New Horizon School, St. Mark’s School, Weiszmann Day […]

First Presbyterian, Huntington offer free flu shots Oct. 22

First Presbyterian, Huntington offer free flu shots Oct. 22

First Presbyterian Church of Altadena and Huntington Hospital are offering a free flu shot clinic this coming Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the church, 2775 Lincoln Avenue. Eligibility Criteria All adults over 18 years old, and children age 9 -17 with parent present for consent No allergy to hen’s eggs or previous influenza vaccine No medical […]

Meet the Library Trustee Candidates, Part 2: Meredith McKenzie

Meet the Library Trustee Candidates, Part 2: Meredith McKenzie

The Altadena Library District election is Tuesday, November 5. There are three candidates vying for two seats on the Board of Trustees, and Altadenablog is presenting profiles of the candidates in their own words. Part I , Steven S. Lamb, is here. Part 3, David Tuck, will appear Friday. Find your polling place by going […]