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Stormwatch: because you just can’t have enough data

Stormwatch: because you just can’t have enough data
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Our friends at Hometown Pasadena have a page of important storm info sites (in which we are listed first, hey!), and we found something really interesting:  USGS almost-real-time figures of water flow down the Arroyo Seco. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Mud, flood resources

Mud, flood resources

The office of state Sen. Carol Liu has released this list of resources for floods and mudslides (pdf document).  Just the thing to read if you're living in the Meadows and the creek overflows and you can't go anywhere … Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

An teen "T-party" at the library tomorrow

An teen "T-party" at the library tomorrow

Looking for something to do on a rainy Thursday?  The Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa, has you covered: On Thursday, January 21 @ 4:30pm, in the Community Room, we will be offering a creative and crafty program for teens and tweens (11-17). Please bring a T-shirt form home to “transform.” We will provide ideas and instructions, […]

Stormwatch Wednesday: flash flood watch & wind warning

Stormwatch Wednesday: flash flood watch & wind warning

And the National Weather Service says: ..FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE 2008 AND 2009 BURN AREAS THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT… THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR * THE 2008 AND 2009 BURN AREAS IN SANTA BARBARA…VENTURA…AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES IN SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA. THIS INCLUDES THE STATION…MORRIS…AND JESUSITA BURN AREAS. […]

Liveblogging ATC/PUSD meeting

Liveblogging ATC/PUSD meeting

… which is going on right now (7:15 PM) on Twitter, if you're really into it.  We'll have our usual post-council stories up tonight or tomorrow. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Altadena Nursery School orange sale going on now!

Altadena Nursery School orange sale going on now!

Altadena Nursery School's big orange and grapefruit fundraiser is well underway (last day to order is Wed., Jan. 27) We have a contact there and a grapefruit jones, so it's a "win" for everybody!  Check the website here for more details or to order: Since 1953 the families of Altadena Nursery School have proudly offered […]

Yen, USC environmental chemistry prof, dies Jan. 12

Yen, USC environmental chemistry prof, dies Jan. 12

Teh Fu "Dave" Yen, an Altadena resident, an environmental chemist and professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and a pioneering "green" chemist, died Jan. 12.  PSN has it all. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Forecast: surprise — more rain

Forecast:  surprise — more rain

Rainocalypse continues today.  Here's the weather bullet from NOAA: Today: Showers likely before 10am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 10am and 4pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 55. Southeast wind between 11 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 […]

"Letters from Lotusland": Ian Whitcomb does Vroman’s Feb. 2

"Letters from Lotusland": Ian Whitcomb does Vroman’s Feb. 2

Got a note from Altadena-based British invader and ukulele Jedi Ian Whitcomb, who will be signing, singing, and discussing his latest book, Letters from Lotusland, at Vroman's (695 E.Colorado Blvd. Pasadena) on Tues., Feb. 2, at 7 PM.: My  500 page illustrated book covers a decade of adventures and misadventures as narrated in my monthly […]

Stormwatch: Monday evening

Stormwatch: Monday evening

Here's what's happening as we receive it: 5:30 PM: Scanner says lights are out @ Fair Oaks & Woodbury. Todd & Jane Szabo sent us another picture: The truck tried to leave the neighborhood, but the creek flowed over the bridge, carrying logs and mud down Canyon Crest. The truck got stuck on logs that […]