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Current storm information Tues.

Current storm information Tues.

We're keeping this at the top of the page today. 11 AM:  Received by us from town council chair Gino Sund: I just returned from surveying Altadena with Capitan Blow.  As of now things look pretty good.  Most catch basins are only partially filled and the work crews are continuing to clear the Canyon Crest [...]

Millard still evac’d, Meadows watching and waiting

Millard still evac’d,  Meadows watching and waiting

Carolyn Seitz of the Sheriff's Community Advisory Council is passing out this news: The purpose of this email is to provide information made available to the Altadena area, as well as other areas of Los Angeles County affected by recent fires and the last two storm events. The County of Los Angeles continues to work [...]

LWV sponsors open government community forum March 6

LWV sponsors open government community forum March 6

Access to Impact: Using Open Government to Create Change A community forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area and its Community Partners Saturday, March 6, 2010  8:30 a.m.-Noon Neighborhood Church, 301 North Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena Free parking. Morning refreshments. Translation. RSVP 626-798-0965 or e-mail lwvpasocialpolicy@gmail.com Altadena Library District is a community [...]

PUSD staff to recommend rejection of 3rd Aveson school

PUSD staff to recommend rejection of 3rd Aveson school

Aveson Charter Schools, which presently runs two charter schools at the Noyes school property in Altadena, is trying to start a third in northwest Pasadena.  Brian Charles of PSN says that PUSD staff will recommend rejecting Aveson's petition for a School for the Arts, because it will take up to $2 million away from an [...]

Another storm on its way

Another storm on its way

This from the screamin', all-caps National Weather Service: another significant storm heading this way, maybe reaching the area tonight and going on thru Wednesday, weather, flood, and mud warnings and watches possible.  Full NWS report after the jump: A STRONG AND VERY COLD UPPER LOW OFF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST THIS AFTERNOON IS FORECAST TO [...]

Canyon Crest to open soon

Canyon Crest to open soon

Got this message from town council chairman Gino Sund at roughly 4 PM: This latest I have is that the road will be open to one way traffic is a couple of hours.  Trails are being installed to divert the water.  Emergency use is currently allowed at this time. Laura Monteros at the Examiner has some [...]

UPDATE: Canyon Crest washed out, Meadows cut off

UPDATE: Canyon Crest washed out, Meadows cut off

Thanks to our Meadows readers and the omnipresent Bill Westphal for sharing the what's going on. (Bill took the picture this morning of the collapsed pavement and the car in the middle of it to your left). Our readers tell us that there was a massive debris flow coming down the creek that not only [...]

San Gabriel Valley Blogger’s Potluck: Primavera in Altadena II

San Gabriel Valley Blogger’s Potluck: Primavera in Altadena II

Well, the Mighty Bloggers of Altadena (us, Deb Swanson Patrick of Altadena Above It All and Altadena Daily Photo; Susan Carrier of Open Mouth Insert Fork, Cancer Banter, and The Orange Cat; and Karin Bugge, the legendary Altadenahiker) didn't learn their lesson last spring, so once again this year we will be hosting the spring [...]

Ian Whitcomb turns ‘em on

Ian Whitcomb turns ‘em on

Fun for a Friday: Hometown Pasadena interviews Altadena fixture Ian Whitcomb, who says of his adopted hometown: "It’s a lawless place of eccentrics, layabouts, blowhards and gangs. There aren’t enough Jews."  No comment from this quarter on any of that!  But we note that Whitcomb joins a crowd of people in Hometown's "Creative Types" section [...]

Flash flood watch today

Flash flood watch today

From the all-caps National Weather Service: …FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE RECENT BURN AREAS… THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR * THE RECENT BURN AREAS IN VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES. * THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON * RAINFALL RATES COULD EXCEED ONE HALF INCH PER HOUR AT [...]

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