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Steven McLean starts today as Altadena sheriff captain

Steven McLean starts today as Altadena sheriff captain

Today, Altadena Sheriff Station welcomes its new captain, Steven McLean. A 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept., McLean joined the station last fall and has been taking over the duties of now-retired Capt. Roosevelt Blow.  McLean already boasts the arrest of 11 theft suspects and a reduction of 56% in theft reports around [...]

Giving thanks for a job well-done

Giving thanks for a job well-done

The Altadena Community Center was the scene for a sendoff of Sheriff Capt. Roosevelt Blow, who retires today after 33 years in law enforcement and three years as Altadena Station's commander.   Many well-wishers attended the reception, including Altadena Library District board member Tom Hubbard and Star-News columnist Shirlee Smith.  (Since Hubbard's wife Monica is a [...]

Nominations open for Women in Business Awards

Nominations open for Women in Business Awards

Assemblyman Antony Portantino and state sen. Carol Liu are now taking nominations for the 11th annual Women in Business Awards, to be held July 16 at the Pasadena Hilton.  More information and nomination forms are available at Portantino's website here.  Nominations close April 23. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

U-Haul employee stabbed by two attackers

U-Haul employee stabbed by two attackers

PSN is on top of an attack at the U-Haul at the 2300 block of N. Lincoln this afternoon.  Two men stabbed an employee — sketchy details here. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Altadena Schools outreach: Arroyo Channel, coffee shop hops

Altadena Schools outreach: Arroyo Channel, coffee shop hops

Just received the following from Altadena Schools, which is trying to start an Altadena school district:  television appearances and a "coffee shop hop" (all they need now is an upscale lunch truck!) Altadena Schools Community Meetings At current rates, approximately half of Altadena’s demographic majority will graduate from high school. Altadena’s high school dropouts are [...]

Green with envy: take the AHS tour April 25

Green with envy:  take the AHS tour April 25

The Altadena Historical Society is promoting our upcoming tour with facts and photos from our files about the George Gilbert Green family. Green was a multi millionaire when there were only 4000 millionaires in the country.  His modest 23 room house on Mariposa Street in Altadena was called “the ranch.”  The house is gone, but [...]

Altadena sheriffs honor pioneering women

Altadena sheriffs honor pioneering women

There was laughter, tears, and stories of heroism at the Community Center this morning as the deputies of the Altadena Sheriff's Station honored their first three female patrol deputies. The gathering was in part in memory of retired Deputy Charlene "Charlie" Rottler, who died Jan. 3 of this year, but also in honor of Judy [...]

The Forest is listening …

The Forest is listening …

… or at least the US Forest Service.  About 20 residents showed up at the Community Center for Saturday's listening session with the U.S. Forest Service on making plans for the future of the Cobb Estate.  District Ranger Michael McIntyre, above, listened to the often-passionate views of people who hike the popular area.  A site [...]

Lunch truck watch: Qzilla BBQ

Lunch truck watch: Qzilla BBQ

The latest: just got a tweet from Qzilla (Southern/St. Louis style BBQ) that they'll be out sometime this morning at Lake & Calavaras (mention "rib bone" and get a free side, they say).  Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

And to all a good night

And to all a good night

One more before we sign off: some fan did a 60's opening for "Lost", as if done by (Altadena resident) Saul Bass! ———– Lost vs. Saul Bass from Hexagonall on Vimeo. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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