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Breaking: fire at El Sereno

Breaking: fire at El Sereno
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Firefighters are mopping up after a garage fire at 2291 El Sereno Friday night. Residents say there was a sound of an explosion from the garage. The home next door caught fire as well. More to come. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Crime blotter: vehicle, residential, and package thefts

Crime blotter: vehicle, residential, and package thefts

Somebody has an inversion table that doesn’t belong to them, and this week’s 24 Hour Fitness count is two. Crime blotter provided by the Altadena Sheriff Station. Sunday, August 18 Between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM – A grand theft occurred in the 3500 block of McNally Avenue. Loss: American Standard A/C unit. 3:15 PM […]

Five Acres annual golf classic and dinner Sept. 23

Five Acres annual golf classic and dinner Sept. 23

from Five Acres Five Acres continues celebrating 125 years of service at its annual Golf Classic and Dinner to be held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at San Gabriel Country Club. Proceeds from this event will benefit Five Acres’ pioneering services that ensure safety, well being and permanency for more than 6,500 children and families […]

Folly Bowl: "Threading" event Saturday-Sunday night

Folly Bowl: "Threading" event Saturday-Sunday night

The Folly Bowl welcomes Carole Kim in a two-night event combining visual art and sound. "Threading: hidden folds of the query" will take place Saturday and Sunday night at the outdoor amphitheater. Doors open at 7:30 PM, $10 suggested donation, $5 for children. Performers include: CAROLE KIM video, hand sewn scrim KAORU MANSOUR hand sewn […]

BREAKING: Search underway for body on the trail, and the hiker who found it

BREAKING: Search underway for body on the trail, and the hiker who found it

by Timothy Rutt Rescue crews are working on recovering a hiker at around Inspiration Point. Fire crews have been deployed both at Chaney Trail and at the Cobb Estate for most of the afternoon. Per the scanner (and scanner calls are always to be taken with a grain of salt), a request has been made […]

Orphaned peafowl chicks — can you help?

Orphaned peafowl chicks  — can you help?

Reader Lauren writes us: We’ve had a peacock tragedy on Maiden Lane. Looks like mama and one chick were hit by a car, but two chicks are left. They are much too young to make it on their own. I’m trying to find contact info on the ‘bird people’ I’ve heard about on Rubio Canyon, […]

Crime blotter: hardhat burglars try to pass as Edison workers

Crime blotter:  hardhat burglars try to pass as Edison workers

Suspected burglars with hard hats try to pass as Edison employees, and vehicle thefts and vandalisms highlight this week’s crime report. Crime blotter provided by the Altadena Sheriff Station. Sunday, August 11 Between 8:45 AM and 12:15 PM – A residential burglary occurred in the 2100 block of Crescent Drive. Loss: black laptop. Monday, August […]

Weekendin’: Aug. 23-25: Hello Kitty, goodbye Frost, and oh, those Mannings!

Weekendin’: Aug. 23-25: Hello Kitty, goodbye Frost, and oh, those Mannings!

Another weekend when there’s tooo much to do! So let’s get started! But first a few words about what’s happening this weekend with our sponsor team: Webster’s Community Pharmacy says "Hello Kitty" today (Friday) with a special back-to-school event from 3-7 PM Friday. Pick up some Hello Kitty merchandise (with a complimentary recyclable tote bag […]

Town council denies permit for banquet hall at Altadena/Washington

Town council denies permit for banquet hall at Altadena/Washington

by Timothy Rutt The Altadena Town Council rejected a conditional use permit for an Indian restaurant and banquet hall Tuesday night, following a lengthy hearing that included 44 people speaking against it, according to one tally. The council followed the Land Use Committee’s recommendation and turned down the permit, saying that owner Nirmal Kumar was […]

Altadena creatives get recognized: Moonhill Productions, Sarah Allegra, Ibarionex Perello

Altadena creatives get recognized: Moonhill Productions, Sarah Allegra, Ibarionex Perello

by Timothy Rutt Altadena is an artistic, creative community, and it’s always good when some of our creative folk get the recognition they deserve. Here are some examples: MoonHill Productions: Filmmakers Richard Moon and Junie Hildebrandt (MoonHill Productions) will have two short films screening at the 9th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival in […]