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Art on Palm celebrates spring

Art on Palm celebrates spring
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Today was the annual Art on Palm show, local artists selling their wares in the oak-filled confines of Wildwood Park on east Palm.  We were there — Bill Westphal was there — and here's what we found: Lovely art  on display in a lovely setting. Among the delights of Wildwood Park is its architecture — […]

Earth Day fest in Pasadena today

Earth Day fest in Pasadena today

In addition to the groaning board of activities in Altadena this weekend, you may wish to take the family to Pasadena's Greening the Earth Day activities in Memorial Park and at the Armory Center for the Arts today (details here).   Of local interest, State Sen. Carol Liu will demonstrate planting a Blue Hesper Palm, a […]

And now, above it all

And now, above it all

We send our care and sympathy to fellow Alta-blogger, Debbi Swanson Patrick (Altadena Above It All, Altadena Daily Photo), whose husband Steve lost his battle with cancer today.  Please keep her in your thoughts & prayers. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Hunevan’s novel approach to gardening

Hunevan’s novel approach to gardening

The LA Times Garden Blog takes a look at the garden of Altadena novelist (and our old seminary running buddy) Michelle Hunevan.  The takeaway for us: after buying a weed-infested lot, she buried it under  a 10-in. layer of horse manure, which cooked the weeds dead and matured into a formidable planting medium.  We give […]

Wyatt prelim scheduled for May 4

Wyatt prelim scheduled for May 4

Ralph Wyatt, 49, of Altadena, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 4. A registered sex offender, Wyatt is accused of breaking into women's homes and leaving sexually explicit notes of apology.  PSN has the details. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Altadena Arts Coalition hosts May Day Festival next weekend!

Altadena Arts Coalition hosts May Day Festival next weekend!

The Altadena Arts Coalition will be hosting another great community gathering with the May Day Festival coming up next Sat., May 1! Featured event is the debut of "Abstract: Altadena," a collection of images by local photographers that will be on display in Galloway Alley behind Steve's Bike Shop at Lake and Mariposa. There will […]

Bald coyote in the Meadows?

Bald coyote in the Meadows?

Besides ably running the Altadena Historical Society (you ARE going to the G.G. Green carriage house tour this weekend?  Of course you are!) Jane Brackman is wondering if you have seen a dog-like animal that looks like a hairless coyote. Someone in the Meadows reported seeing such an animal.  Jane (in her other life that […]

"The Altadena thing"

"The Altadena thing"

OK, fellow residents, we've made The Urban Dictionary, and it's not meant as a compliment!: definition of "The Altadena Thing": 1. When people stop while driving because they see someone they know walking on the sidewalk, and start talking to them, stopping traffic one way. 2. When people stop while driving because they see someone […]

Dog story update: a happy ending

Dog story update: a happy ending

To celebrate the Altadenablog family's adoption of a rescue dog today (pictured, from the Pasadena Humane Society website: 3 yo German shepherd mix, name is still being debated — Otto?  Buzz?  Buddy?), we're printing this letter forwarded from Judy McAdoo, a followup to this story we ran in January about two orphaned Dalamations: Dear Judy, […]

Coffee Gallery, front and back

Coffee Gallery, front and back

We know about the unparalleled variety of entertainment acts at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, but did you know that the coffee shop in the front has something going too almost every night of the week? Donna Barnes-Roberts has devoted a blog to the "frontstage" happenings at the Coffee Gallery, which includes lots of open mic […]