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Renewal

Renewal

Reader Steve Gerow drove up BIg Tujunga Canyon to Newcomb's Ranch last Sunday, and took some gorgeous pictures of the forest thriving with new life some nine months after the Station Fire. Link to Steve's gallery is here. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Gardener loses truck in bold daylight theft

Gardener loses truck in bold daylight theft

A really brazen theft occurred this morning on the 2000 block of Jefferson Dr.  One witness sent out the following: Someone walked up at about 8:45 AM this morning and stole a gardener's pickup truck while the gardener was working in the customer's back yard. I was outside talking with my neighbor and saw the […]

Sunday afternoon fire on Minoru Dr.

Sunday afternoon fire on Minoru Dr.

The never-annoying Steve Bass sends us words, pictures, and snark: A small brush fire erupted late Sunday afternoon in the backyard of 2085 Minoru Drive, north of New York drive. A helicopter alerted the homeowner of the blaze. The cause of the fire is unknown; two engine companies quickly put it out. Neighbors who haven't […]

Jubilees, festivals, and the hard work of democracy: Saturday in Altadena

Jubilees, festivals, and the hard work of democracy: Saturday in Altadena

A busy (and hot!) Saturday in Altadena yesterday.  Some (like the young lady pictured at the Aveson June Jubilee) looked for cool relief, but at the same time didn't want to miss everything that was going on.  We've got pictures after the jump. Aveson charter school held its annual June Jubilee under a scorching sun, […]

Ruth Geibel celebrates 90 years

Ruth Geibel celebrates 90 years

  Altadena resident Ruth Geibel celebrated 90 years on earth with friends and family Saturday at Davies Auditorium in Farnsworth Park.  Reflecting her Mississippi roots, the dinner featured fine Southern style (fried chicken, cornbread, sweet tea, and "Disneyland Mint Julep").  Ruth is pictured with her children (l. to r.) Bebee, Mike, and Martel, Jr. Read […]

Friday Fun Flick June 11: Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland"

Friday Fun Flick June 11: Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland"

This month's Friday Fun Flick at the Altadena Library is the new "Alice in Wonderland" by director Tim Burton. Rated PG, starts at 3:30 PM, and it's free in the Community Room of the Altadena Main Library, 600 E. Mariposa. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Vote today!

Vote today!

Don't forget that the Altadena Town Council elections are TODAY, 9 AM – 3 PM.  Census tract, boundaries, polling places, a list of candidates and their statements are all available at our elections page.  We will publish results this afternoon, after the vote count.  Even if you're in a census tract with no opposing candidates, […]

Forest cam captures the horror of Station Fire

Forest cam captures the horror of Station Fire

Trail guy Paul Ayers shared with us this video he discovered — captured by a remote game camera, the Station Fire roars through a canyon to the accompaniment of Mozart's Requiem.  It's amazing the cam survived, but the scene it records is powerful: _________ Angeles Requiem from Tocho on Vimeo. Read the Full Story at […]

Breaking (if not entering) and mail thefts reported

Breaking (if not entering) and mail thefts reported

Received word of two crimes this week worth noting: First, shared from one of the listservs, a home on Garfias reported June 1: My wife and I went for an early lunch around 11 AM and came home at about 12:30 PM and found our door handle buckled.  It looks like someone tried to pull […]

Theatre Americana brings back the 60’s at Farnsworth Park June 19

Theatre Americana brings back the 60’s at Farnsworth Park June 19

Theatre Americana, the golden era’s community theater troupe, pays tribute to a groovy decade of peace and love when it presents “The 60’s Revisited,” a musical concert under the stars Sat., June 19 at Farnsworth Park Amphitheatre in Altadena. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and includes a special guest appearance from members of the […]