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Burglary wave hits Chaney Trail neighborhood

Burglary wave hits Chaney Trail neighborhood
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The Altadena burglary wave has now hit the forested Chaney Trail neighborhood. Crimereports.com reports that there was a residential burglary on the 3800 block of Alzada Rd. on April 26.  Reports from the neighborhood said that the house was locked, and access was through a broken window. However, residents in the tight-knit neighborhood are known […]

Blackout!

Blackout!

Roughly 10:30-10:45 PM, lights went out in our area of east Altadena as far as they eye could see.  We were just getting into the car to survey the extent when lights came back on again.  How did you fare? Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Community journalists wanted!

Community journalists wanted!

Altadenablog is looking for a locally-based freelance writer or two to help expand our coverage of Altadena events and handle some special projects as needed.   Skill set includes being able to conduct interviews, sit through sometimes-tedious public meetings, and the ability to produce short, snappy, finished copy in a short turnaround.  Proficiency in email, online […]

Jet Propulsion Laboratory open house May 15-16

Jet Propulsion Laboratory open house May 15-16

Image courtesy NASA. The 2010 JPL Open House will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, 2010, 9am-5pm both days. This popular event celebrates JPL's accomplishments with exhibits and demonstrations about the Laboratory's ongoing research and space exploration. Many of the Lab's scientists and engineers are on hand to answer questions about […]

Arroyo & Foothills hosts Chaney Trail brush clearance this Sunday

Arroyo & Foothills hosts Chaney Trail brush clearance this Sunday

Dear Neighbors & Friends– We're doing it again…clearing flammable brush growth off the Altadena Foothills Conservancy (now Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy) land along Chaney Trail that many of you helped purchase and protect. Growth has been modest, and progress from prior years has made the job easier, but we still need all your help to […]

Street smart lunch cart: Kogi @ Coffee Gallery

Street smart lunch cart: Kogi @ Coffee Gallery

… Wednesday, 7:30-10:30 PM.  One of these days, we'll go … Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Brio Cafe goes Hollywood

Brio Cafe goes Hollywood

Altadena's Brio Spa and Cafe, 2003-2009 N. Lake,  is picking up on the "cafe" part, catering some major events with the help of the Episcopal Housing Alliance kitchen. On March 27, Brio Cafe catered a meeting for 200 union members at the Writer's Guild of America, across from the Farmer's Market Grove in Los Angeles.  […]

"We Tell Stories" returns to the Libraries May 11

"We Tell Stories" returns to the Libraries May 11

Explore Latino art and culture on May 11 at the Bob Lucas Branch Library, 2659 N. Lincoln Ave. The "We Tell Stories" troupe returns to the Altadena Libraries with their hit story-play Cuentos de la Familia/Stories of the Family, at 11 AM. At 3:30 PM, explore Latino arts & culture with craft activities, also at […]

The Legend of the Meadows Chupacabra

The Legend of the Meadows Chupacabra

… has nothing to it, we're afraid. Last week, Jane Brackman asked for reports of sightings of a hairless, coyote-like canid who was seen around the Meadows (she is tracking the migration of this species, which is not a Chupacabra, by the way).  When we checked in with her at the Green Carriage House tour […]

Springtime Sunday

Springtime Sunday

Another day of perfect weather, and a good time to enjoy the many activiites the day will bring. This morning, the Mt. Wilson Bicycling Association held a pancake breakfast and fundraiser on the Cobb Estate to help pay for their trail restoration work.   Quite a crowd gathered a short hike from the estate's gates. […]