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I’ve looked at North Lake from both sides now …

I’ve looked at North Lake from both sides now …

Our perennial favorite Hometown Pasadena web page has a poetic appreciation of the joys of North Lake from Mel Malmberg. And on the other hand, Ernessa Carter talks about some of the real disadvantages of the area (one word: Ralphs.  And why don't we have a modern postage machine like they have TWO of in […]

Arts Council wants to give your child a creative summer

Arts Council wants to give your child a creative summer

Attention Parents! The Altadena Arts Council is offering an opportunity to brighten up your child’s summer vacation days by providing them a fun, very affordable, educational arts experience at the “Creative Summer Arts Discovery Workshops”. The workshops will provide a creative experience that encourages imaginations while developing sound art skills. Students discover new ways to […]

Hooray for Holly-Dena!

Hooray for Holly-Dena!

We're not immune to celebrity stalking — so we were real excited to get this story and picture this afternoon from Scott and Lori Webster at (Altadenablog sponsor) Webster's Fine Stationers: We were all flabbergasted when none other than Tom Hanks & his entourage strolled into WFS just about an hour ago! He asked about […]

Back at it Tuesday

Back at it Tuesday

Just returned from a wonderful, electronics-free weekend, and are slogging through the inbox for tomorrow's edition … Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Altadena Town & Country Club cuts the ribbon on new spa

Altadena Town & Country Club cuts the ribbon on new spa

Us, we'd never join a club that would have us as a member — but your mileage may vary.  From the Altadena Town & Country Club: Jacuzzi Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Wednesday, June 2 at 6 PMHosted cocktails and hors d'oeuvres Join us as Tom Joyce cuts the ceremonial ribbon and takes the first plunge […]

Saturday in the ‘Dena

Saturday in the ‘Dena

Two events today (Sat.) that you shouldn't miss: Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church Spring Jamboree going on from 11 AM-3 PM today at the church, 185 Altadena Drive (corner of Glenrose).   Activities include a giant fish fry “with all the fixins,”  bake sale, and arts and crafts from 10,000 Villages, African Team Ministries and local […]

Coffee Gallery Frontstage — open mic live on your computer

Coffee Gallery Frontstage — open mic live on your computer

The bodacious Revvell Revati writes: Open mic night at the Coffee Gallery on the Community Front Stage, Fri., May 28 beginning at 8 PM. Open to musicians and singers from the community and beyond! If you can't make it, join us live on UStream! http://www.ustream.tv/channel/coffeegallerycommunitystage. The Coffee Gallery is at 2029 Lake Ave. — and don't […]

Two in custody after noontime burglary

Two in custody after noontime burglary

Altadena sheriffs have a male and female in custody following a neighbor's report of a burglary in progress on Marathon St. this afternoon. Sheriff Lt. Sheila Sanchez said that an alert neighbor telephoned in a report of suspicious activities at the residence, "which led deputies to intercept burglars in the act of their crime." One […]

Parts of Angeles National Forest will open Wed.

Parts of Angeles National Forest will open Wed.

Paul Ayers spotted this in the 818 Blog: the National Forest Service will re-open parts of the Angeles National Forest beginning tomorrow (Wed.), including Millard Campground.  Large parts of the forest will remain closed, however.  Details here. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Lincoln Crossing on "Our Town" Wed. night

Lincoln Crossing on "Our Town" Wed. night

Michele Zack sends us this on tomorrow's show: Altadena Lincoln Avenue project manager Matt Abney will be Michele Zack's guest Wed. night at 9 PM on Arroyo Channel 32's (Charter Cable) Our Town. They will discuss the long and fractious history of Altadena's largest commercial development. Transformation of the once-blighted stretch of Lincoln Avenue from […]