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First-hand report of Saturday burglary

First-hand report of Saturday burglary
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Matt Bogaard sent out this message on an incident he participated in yesterday: On Saturday, December 19 at 3:40pm, I was driving southbound on Porter approaching Mendocino in the 2300 blk.  I saw a male Black / 18-20 years of age / sitting in the driver’s seat of a Honda Accord.  The engine was running […]

Your early morning wake-up call [UPDATED]

Your early morning wake-up call [UPDATED]

… for those of us on the east side of town, around 6:20 — the whirlybird was in pursuit of a burglary suspect, says the sheriff's station. Per scanner, it had to break off to handle a gun-related incident elsewhere (no details on that), but sheriff units are still in the neighborhoods as of 6:40. […]

Your early morning wake-up call

Your early morning wake-up call

… for those of us on the east side of town, around 6:20 — the whirlybird was in pursuit of a burglary suspect, says the sheriff's station. Per scanner, it had to break off to handle a gun-related incident elsewhere (no details on that), but sheriff units are still in the neighborhoods as of 6:40. […]

Shopping, hopping

Shopping, hopping

The Altadena Arts Coalition, the merchants of North Lake Ave., and Christmas Tree Lane put together a fine Shop-Hop experience during an unseasonably mild December day (contra last weekend!)  It was a good day to shop, visit, and add to your Christmas Tree Lane memorabilia (yes, that is our banner in Galloway Alley). Read the […]

Sheriff and community work for a brighter Christmas

Sheriff and community work for a brighter Christmas

Today's the day the Altadena Sheriff's Station and members of the community distribute the fruits of their holiday food and toy drive. 223 needy families will receive toys, some staple foods, and a turkey to lighten up their holiday season. This morning, the Community Center parking lot was a beehive of activity as the sorting […]

Visit with Santa at Loma Alta Park today at 5 PM

Visit with Santa at Loma Alta Park today at 5 PM

Loma Alta Park will be hosting the Big Red One himself this afternoon, 5-7 PM at 3330 N. Lincoln Ave. There will be refreshments, a raffle and prizes, special celebrity guests, and Santa will give toys to children 12 and under. The event is co-sponsored by the California Highway Patrol (Altadena branch), the US Marine […]

Hurry before the time flu away

Hurry before the time flu away

Winston Lieu of the Los Angeles County Dept. of Health tries to entice people to get the H1N1 vaccine at Farnsworth Park today.  The county was offering free shots today (we got one), and business was really slow.  Shots will be available until 2 PM today, so hurry over! Read the Full Story at Altadena […]

Something going on in Loma Alta Park tomorrow …

Something going on in Loma Alta Park tomorrow …

We're trying to pin this one down:possibly the worst written press release we've ever seen ("Altadena Department of Parks and Recreations"?  "Altadena Highway Patrol?" There are no such).  We haven't gotten official notice of the event (altho' county — yes, COUNTY — parks and rec is notoriously spotty in giving us information).  We'll try to […]

Altadena and its discontents

Altadena and its discontents

PWeekly's Andre Coleman looks at the admittedly unusual governing structure of Altadena in light of the Simmons matter.  (We still don't know why they keep going for quotes to the same former town councilman whom we fact-checked and found wanting the last time he was quoted — this is the third time in a month!). […]

Water quality: you can even say it glows

Water quality: you can even say it glows

Siddharth Dasgupta at Zane Grey Terrace points us out to this chart as part of a New York Times story about water quality — for those of us who use Rubio Canyon Land & Water Assn. have good water quality (except for the mild radioactivity!) Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog