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Bear vs. chickens awakens Braeburn Road resident

Bear vs. chickens awakens Braeburn Road resident

Sandy Gillis’ chicken coop was torn open by a bear Monday night by Timothy Rutt Sandy Gillis heard the chickens clucking, with increasing panic, at about 4:30 AM Monday morning. Bear track in Gillis’ yard, with an egg for comparison Gillis, who lives on the 1900 block of Braeburn Road, keeps chickens in a coop [...]

Sheriff shares Halloween safety tips

Sheriff shares Halloween safety tips

from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Halloween doesn’t have to be scary if you practice basic, common-sense safety. Fun times and happy memories can still be made if you follow a few simple steps. Tips for young and old to enjoy the holiday can be as easy to remember as: Hold a flashlight while [...]

Boo-tiful Halloween activities all this week

Boo-tiful Halloween activities all this week

by TImothy Rutt It’s Halloween week, and here in Altadena, there’s lots to do from now until Saturday: Tues., Oct. 29 The Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa St. , will host its annual family Halloween and Día de los Muertos Celebration at 4 PM. Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead is [...]

Breaking: Crash on Marengo

Breaking: Crash on Marengo

A towtruck is positioned to tow a truck away from a power pole on the 2600 block of Marengo Monday afternoon. Another truck, not pictured, has a bashed up front end, and CHP is on scene, No apparent serious injuries. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Warm and calm at Art on Palm

Warm and calm at Art on Palm

Architect Henry Green’s Valentine Cottage was the centerpiece of this fall’s Art on Palm event. by Timothy Rutt The fall Art on Palm show was a good place to spend some time on a warm Saturday afternoon. Artists and craftspeople offering their creative wares, serpentined among the tasteful rustic houses and the centuries-old oaks of [...]

Welcome new sponsors: Waldorf Elves’ Faire, Historical Society, Meredith McKenzie

Welcome new sponsors: Waldorf Elves’ Faire, Historical Society, Meredith McKenzie

by Timothy Rutt We’re welcoming three new members of the Altadenablog sponsor team: The Waldorf School Elves’ Faire will be coming up Saturday, Nov. 23. This annual event, a fundraiser for the Pasadena Waldorf School, turns their wooded campus into a magical fairyland of games, crafts, music, food, and fun for the whole family. We’ll [...]

Crime blotter: vehicle and residential burglaries, motorcycle theft

Crime blotter: vehicle and residential burglaries, motorcycle theft

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. [...]

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