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And another gourmet taco truck stops by

And another gourmet taco truck stops by
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This seems to be a new trend we're just discovering: the travelin' gourmet "roach coach."  We already heard about Kogi, and Donna Barnes-Roberts, who knows her way around a fork, tell us that the Fishlips Sushi truck will be swinging by the Coffee Gallery on Tues., Jan. 12, from 6-10 PM. And while you're there, […]

Ah, public access!

Ah, public access!

Put it in your calendar: historian Michele Zack will be subbing for host Marie Stein's "Our Town" on Channel 56, and her guest will be the Altadenablogmeister.  We'll talk about the Top 10 stories of the year, web-based community news, and whatever else we come up with, as well has taking your calls. Wed., 9 […]

ACLU sponsors gang violence prevention presentation

ACLU sponsors gang violence prevention presentation

This was forwarded to us, and looks like it's worth a visit: ACLU Pasadena/Foothills Presents a Free Public Forum. All are welcome. When: Tuesday, January 12th,  2009, 7 p.m.Where: Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church 301 North Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena 91103 http://www.aclu-sc.org/pasadena GANGS & VIOLENCE: A NEW WAY OUT FOR ALTADENA-PASADENA Hear Tony Massengale, Coordinator of […]

LA Times obituary: Owen Brown

LA Times obituary: Owen Brown

One of our readers pointed us to this link, an In Memoriam for Owen Brown, who died this day in 1889, and resides somewhere unmarked on Little Round Top, below the mountain named for his father, John Brown. We like the last line: "These men deserve to be remembered with gratitude."These men deserve to be […]

400,000

400,000

While we weren't looking, we passed the 400,000 lifetime pageviews threshold yesterday.  EEEEK! Thanks to all of our readers, our wonderful contributors, our advertisers, and those who are moved to donate to the tip jar (on the right-hand column — if you feel so moved!).  It has been a crazy 2+ years, but very rewarding, […]

It’s Poetry & Cookies time at the Library!

It’s Poetry & Cookies time at the Library!

Local poets who would like to be part of the Altadena Library’s annual Poetry and Cookies program and be included in the library's annual poetry publication, should submit poems single spaced along with a two sentence bio to pdutton@altadenalibrary.org by February 15. Up to 78 lines not more than 50 spaces in length may be […]

Burglars: the latest variation

Burglars: the latest variation

From our friend, Pasadena PIO Ann Erdman: the latest wrinkle in burglaries, and no reason why a version of it couldn't happen here: BURGLAR POSES AS PASADENA CITY EMPLOYEE   There have been two recent incidents of a man claiming to be a Pasadena Water and Power employee, entering homes under the guise of checking […]

Relay for Life kickoff Jan. 30

Relay for Life kickoff Jan. 30

The American Cancer Society invites individuals and families who want to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease to join us at our Relay For Life of Altadena Kickoff on Sat., Jan. 30 at 2 PM at the Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa.In […]

Hike Rubio Canon Jan. 16

Hike Rubio Canon Jan. 16

Mountain man Greg Sweet tells us about this event next Sat: Sat 1/16/2010  (9 am) Hike Rubio Canyon with the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy.  Hike through AFC's Rubio Canyon parcel to the waterfalls with guide/interpreter Paul Ayres. Paul will point out important highlights of the parcel on the way to and from the Rubio Canyon […]

Homeless dogs on the spot

Homeless dogs on the spot

Pictured: Julie, left, and Dottie Judith McAdoo sent us this heart-rending tale: I have a good friend, Paula, who lives in Bellingham, Wa. This last summer her mother was killed and her father dreadfully injured in an auto accident while on vacation. The father is still in neuro rehab and will never be able to return […]