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Missing cat: Noel, and a request for information

Missing cat: Noel, and a request for information
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The Stones are missing their cat, but also confess that they’re not holding out much hope to find her. Noel is a blackish tortoiseshell older female cat, last seen in their front yard at Calavaras/Midwick and Allen Avenue. Has a distinctive throaty meow and only four teeth left. And, they say: Also, we would love […]

Nancy Stiles named exec director of Lake Avenue Community Foundation

Nancy Stiles named exec director of Lake Avenue Community Foundation

Altadenan Nancy Stiles has been appointed as executive director of Pasadena’s Lake Avenue Community Foundation, effective Oct. 1, 2013. Stiles is a graduate of UCSD and UCLA, a former middle-school math teacher and an adjunct math professor at Glendale and Pasadena community colleges. She has been associated with LACF since 2005 as a volunteer. In […]

Weekendin’: end of summer

Weekendin’: end of summer

Yes, we know the temperatures are in the hundreds, but we always think the end of summer in Altadena is marked by the grand finale in the Summer Concert Series. And that’s coming Saturday: "Hot August Night," a tribute to Neil Diamond by Dean Colley, ties a big bow on the Sheriff Support Group’s summer […]

LACMA Film Lab takes up residence at Charles White Park Sept. 13

LACMA Film Lab takes up residence at Charles White Park Sept. 13

by Timothy Rutt The LACMA9 Art+ Film Lab is a program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that is traveling to nine locations to provide free film workshops, oral history, outdoor film screenings, and other activities. Sponsored by LACMA in collaboration with the the City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department and […]

Gilbert & Sullivan & Eliot …

Gilbert & Sullivan & Eliot …

Pacific Opera Project’s production of "The MIkado" entertained 150 students in a special performance Wednesday morning at Porticos Art Space. All photos by Martha Benedict. by Timothy Rutt Students from Eliot Middle School and Sierra Madre Elementary School were treated to a special performance of "The Mikado" by the Pacific Opera Project Wednesday morning. POP’s […]

Sheriffs release video of Eaton Canyon rescue

Sheriffs release video of Eaton Canyon rescue

by Timothy Rutt The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has released video of one of the Aug. 30 rescues from Eaton Canyon. According to the sheriff’s department, a man and a woman were trapped on the side of a cliff in Eaton Canyon near the first waterfall (a popular route for people trying to reach […]

"Hot August Night" in September: Neil Diamond tribute wraps up concert series

"Hot August Night" in September: Neil Diamond tribute wraps up concert series

by Timothy Rutt Sheriff Support Group Summer Concert Series producer Robert Klomburg passed on this warning to us: Van Nixholme, whose All American Audio Visual provides the sound and light for the Farnsworth concert series as well as others around the area, said that next Saturday’s artist, Dean Colley, usually draws 2,000 people to a […]

"Mrs. Altadena," Rosa Johnson, dies at 103

"Mrs. Altadena," Rosa Johnson, dies at 103

by Timothy Rutt Sandra Thomas, left, introduces Rosa "Mrs. Altadena" Johnson at the Altadena 125th birthday celebration on Nov. 3, 2012. Rosa Johnson — a longtime active resident, graced with the name "Mrs. Altadena" — died Aug. 31, the day after her 103rd birthday. Daugher Rosemarie Wallack of Irvine said that Johnson died peacefully in […]

A POP Mikado at Porticos next weekend

A POP Mikado at Porticos next weekend

by Timothy Rutt The Pacific Opera Project will perform Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado this coming weekend, Sept. 6-8, but with a Japanese pop twist. The performance at Porticos Art Space (2033 E. Washington), inside St. James United Methodist Church, transports the opera from the days of Japanese royalty in silk kimonos to the neon-colored […]

Afternoon Delight: Five Acres raffle delivers, and Altadenan takes judge’s robes

Afternoon Delight: Five Acres raffle delivers, and Altadenan takes judge’s robes

The Rancho Bar says that the Crosby & Nash/Five Acres Benefit ticket raffle last week netted (besides the $300 for concert tickets) another $400 for Five Acres. Winner of the concert tickets was local rocker Jet Trego, who we’re sure had a good time! Gail O’Rane, 40, a veteran public defender in capital cases, was […]