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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 […]

Meet the Library Trustee Candidates, Part 1: Steven S. Lamb

Meet the Library Trustee Candidates, Part 1: Steven S. Lamb

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 is candidate Steven S. Lamb. Part 2 will appear tomorrow, and Part 3 on Friday. Find your polling place […]

One of three dogs rescued: is the forest becoming an animal dumping ground?

One of three dogs rescued: is the forest becoming an animal dumping ground?

…. may be, according to this message from Lori Paul: Rob and I returned home late last night and saw not one, but three obviously related little tan cairn-type terrier dogs wandering in confusion down the hill near the trail junction… in coyote country. It was obvious that the little dogs were frightened and lost. […]

Afternoon delight

Afternoon delight

Myth, taken: Alta-photographer Sarah Allegra, whom we’ve featured here before, recently had a chance to create one of her mythology-themed photographs with a new model: Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, among other books. (Allegra is partnering with Beagle’s publishers in some future work, so stay tuned for that). Allegra’s website has a […]

Steven T. Seagle’s animated life

Steven T. Seagle’s animated life

The Altadena writer works in comics, cartoons, graphic novels, theater, and more — almost a superhero himself by Timothy Rutt You would like Steven T. Seagle’s job. He takes meetings with the likes of actor/director Kenneth Branagh (“Hamlet” and “Thor”) and Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee. He writes edgy, experimental fiction. Your kids would like his […]

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