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Who will give Rudy’s story his happy ending?

Who will give Rudy’s story his happy ending?
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The rescued mutt from Chaney Trail is a testimony to the power of love and neighbors — but three months later, he still needs a home. by Timothy Rutt At the vet shortly after rescue, Rudy was emaciated and scared. Rudy is not just any dog — his story is an epic, but it needs […]

Town council members say chair uncommunicative, lacks leadership

Town council members say chair uncommunicative, lacks leadership

Members of the Altadena Town Council say that the current chair is hard to reach and disengaged — but at the same time, she is working to keep her seat despite lack of support by Timothy Rutt Town Council Chair Bernardean Broadous, at a 2011 sheriff”s department town hall. Photo by Laura Monteros. Some current […]

Summer Concert series swims Upstream Saturday

Summer Concert series swims Upstream Saturday

Altadena’s favorite island party band comes back to the Sheriff Support Group Summer Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 10 as Upstream returns to Farnsworth Park Amphitheater. Welcome to the Upstream experience, please leave your inhibitions and other real world concerns at the door, we’re here to party! It’s been quite a wild ride for the […]

Happy 70th Birthday, Jon Postel

Happy 70th Birthday, Jon Postel

by Timothy Rutt Probably one of the most influential Altadenans ever was Jon Postel, who was born on this day in 1943 (he died in 1998). Postel was one of the "fathers of the Internet," inventing and administering its address system for 30 years, and coming up with the current administration system where addresses are […]

BREAKING: Pasadena PD says avoid W. Washington Blvd

BREAKING: Pasadena PD says avoid W. Washington Blvd

The Pasadena Police Department has sent out a public notice that there is police activity "in the area of W. Washington Blvd between Sunset Ave and Glen Ave after receiving a report of a man with a handgun. " The public is asked to avoid the area for now. Read the Full Story at Altadena […]

Endurance at Loma Alta Park

Endurance at Loma Alta Park

Marisol Martinez heads for the finish line at Loma Alta Park Sunday morning. Altadena’s Diane Treister came in 19th overall at the Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run. by Timothy Rutt They started off as a pack at 5 AM Saturday in Wrightwood, and came staggering into Altadena starting Sunday morning. The runners of the […]

Fire at McNally Saturday afternoon

Fire at McNally Saturday afternoon

Savannah McCarthy, age 10, captured this picture of firefighters responding to a fire at McNally Avenue Saturday afternoon. by TImothy Rutt A structure fire was called in at about 12:20 PM Saturday at 3515 McNally Ave. Community correspondents Gary Altadena and 10-year-old Savannah McCarthy were on the scene, and report that no one was hurt, […]

Weekendin': Aug. 3-5 — in the long run

Weekendin': Aug. 3-5 — in the long run

Summer’s more than half over, but now it’s really cranking up! Keep checking back as we unearth more things to do and see! Friday, Aug. 2 Parks after Dark: program for all ages and interests at Loma Alta Park, 6-9 PM every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday thru Aug. 24. Saturday, Aug. 3 Angeles Crest 100 […]

August sponsor team shout-out

August sponsor team shout-out

Time for our monthly salute to Altadenablog’s sponsor team: Altadena Ale & Wine House Altadena Hardware Arroyo Food Co-op Curves Altadena Dhari Thein Real Estate Dr. Barkman Friends of the Altadena Library Judy Rubin Architectural & Previews Specialist Linda Seyffert & Associates/Podley Properties MonteCedro Park Bench Grill Rancho Bar Robert Frank Design Scissors Paper Rock […]

Lincoln Avenue businesses to receive $320K improvement funding

Lincoln Avenue businesses to receive $320K improvement funding

by Timothy Rutt The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $320,000 in economic development funds to be earmarked for businesses along Lincoln Avenue in Altadena. The project will provide property owners with funds for exterior improvements such as paint, signage, glass and anti-graffiti film, light fixtures, awnings, and doors. According to a press […]