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Being prepared on Chaney Trail

Being prepared on Chaney Trail
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Alice Wessen forwards the photo above: A Strike Team of U.S. Forest Service, LA County and CAL FIRE are in the Chaney neighborhood in advance of the Santa Ana winds, reviewing the area, and getting/staying prepped. We thanked them on behalf of the neighborhood. They will be here for about an hour, walking around. Read […]

Found dog

Found dog

James found this guy tonight in his front yard. (We can’t seem to get the picture to rotate properly). He is friendly and well-trained. Please call if you know where he belongs: 626-806-2649 Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Ellen Snortland takes the show to Webster’s Fine Stationers Oct. 20

Ellen Snortland takes the show to Webster’s Fine Stationers Oct. 20

by Timothy Rutt Ellen Snortland’s one-woman autobiographical show, "Now That She’s Gone," comes back to town with an Oct. 20 performance at Webster’s Fine Stationers. The show is a fundraiser to help complete Snortland’s documentary, "Beauty Bites Beast." Admission is free with a suggested donation of the amount you would like to contribute toward the […]

Shutdown showdown hits home: Millard Canyon campground closed

Shutdown showdown hits home: Millard Canyon campground closed

by Timothy Rutt The federal government "shutdown" that started Oct. 1 is hitting home in Altadena. According to Lonnie Fehr, campground host at the Millard Canyon campground, the campground has been closed down until the political theater in Washington is over. Because the campground is closed, the Altadena Sheriff’s Station will not open the gate […]

Crime blotter: battery, assault, vehicle burglaries

Crime blotter: battery, assault, vehicle burglaries

Crime blotter provided by the Altadena Sheriff Station. Sunday, September 15 Between 12:00 PM and 7:00 AM (Tuesday) – A petty theft from an unlocked vehicle occurred in the 1900 block of Pepper Drive. Loss: door lock panel. Monday, September 16 Between 7:30 AM and 6:30 PM – A vandalism occurred in the 700 block […]

Dept. of Education grant to benefit two Altadena schools

Dept. of Education grant to benefit two Altadena schools

by Timothy Rutt The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that a $7.9 million Magnet School Assistance Program grant has been awarded to the Pasadena Unified School District to extablish or expand magnets at four district schools over the next three years. Two Altadena schools will benefit from the grant: Jackson Elementary for Science, […]

Illegal bowhunters reported at Millard Canyon

Illegal bowhunters reported at Millard Canyon

Neighbors are reporting to the newsgroups that two campers in the Millard Canyon campground were spotted with bows and arrows stalking deer in the campground and by cabins Sunday morning. It is illegal to hunt in that area. According to an email going out, people have reported the hunters and confronted them that it is […]

Co-op looking for loans to qualify for matching funds by Oct. 4

Co-op looking for loans to qualify for matching funds by Oct. 4

by TImothy Rutt The Arroyo Food Co-op says that they need to raise some loans by Friday for a chance to double their money. Co-opportunity, a co-op in Santa Monica, has opened a $5,000 challenge: if AFC gets $5,000 in new loans by the end of the day Oct. 4, Co-opportunity will loan them another […]

Trail users concerned about Edison work above Millard Creek

Trail users concerned about Edison work above Millard Creek

Paul Ayer’s picture and outline of the two acre pull site above Millard Creek before construction started. by Timothy Rutt Local trail users are concerned that Southern California Edison has clearcut and re-graded about two acres of mature forest above Millard Canyon during recent line upgrades, which some say damages an important part of the […]

Eliot to host e-waste pickup Saturday

Eliot to host e-waste pickup Saturday

Eliot Middle School will be hosting an e-waste dropoff fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 AM-3 PM. Computer, monitors, laptops and more will be accepted at the school parking lot, 2181 N. Lake Avenue. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog