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Manicurist joins scissors.paper.rock salon

Manicurist joins scissors.paper.rock salon
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Yolande Carson of (Altadenablog sponsor) scissors paper rock salon at 1864 N. Allen tells us that manicurist Tracy Vuong has joined their team.  Tracy will be available Wed. and Thurs. from 10 AM-6 PM, offering manicures, pedicures, gel nails, waxing, paraffin hand and foot treatment and basic cleansing facial.  Call for an appointment (altho' walk-ins […]

Wild animals may become a bigger problem, too

Wild animals may become a bigger problem, too

If it's not the domestic animals gone wild (below), it's the wild animals gone domestic.  Los Angeles County sent out this release today: RESIDENTS IN BURN AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE MORE ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE ARCADIA, CA – County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and County pest management experts remind residents in the foothills and near the recent […]

Stray dogs an increasing danger

Stray dogs an increasing danger

Reader Joell Peysar writes us: There has been a rash of violent stray dogs in the Altadena area closest to Altadena Elementary.  We are residents in this area and have recently lost our loved pet chicken, Cheerio, to one of the stray dogs in this vicinity.  I am asking you to spread the word to […]

Save water: it’s a good time to shut off your sprinklers

Save water: it’s a good time to shut off your sprinklers

(which we promptly went out and did this morning … ooops!) Pasadena Water and Power services some homes in the southeast portion of Altadena, but the advice in this press release can even be taken by those of us serviced elsewhere! PASADENA CAN TAKE A RAIN CHECK This week’s rain may make for a traffic […]

Frost advisory Wed. morning — SUBFREEZING?

Frost advisory Wed. morning — SUBFREEZING?

This morning, we couldn't slide open the doors to our van — they were frozen shut — that's never happened before.  Tonight'll be worse!  Cover your tender plants and put your animals indoors.  From the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 […]

Apartment fire at Marcheta near Lake this morning

Apartment fire at Marcheta near Lake this morning

  About a dozen fire vehicles (pumpers, ladder trucks, paramedics, etc.) who were involved in a training exercise this morning showed up for an actual apartment fire on Marcheta near Lake Ave.  Cause was likely an electrical surge, and no injuries reported at this time. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

"The Health Seekers of Sierra Madre"

"The Health Seekers of Sierra Madre"

by Michele ZackSpecial to Altadenablog Our friend & Altadena historian Michele Zack's new book is Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre. She shares with us her Dec. 2 talk at Vroman's Bookstore about the different "tribes" that inhabit the Tricities Area (Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre), and the surprising history of […]

Rain is leaving, cold is coming

Rain is leaving, cold is coming

National Weather Service tells us: …THREAT OF BLACK ICE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS…DESERTS…AND INTERIOR VALLEY LOCATIONS TONIGHT…  VERY COLD AIR COMING INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TONIGHT IN THE WAKE OF A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT. SNOW LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO FALL QUICKLY TONIGHT…LOWERING TO AS LOW AS 1500 FEET OVERNIGHT IN SOME AREAS. IN MANY LOCATIONS…THE PRECIPITATION WILL […]

Hathaway-Sycamores looking for supprt this season

Hathaway-Sycamores looking for supprt this season

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, a Pasadena-headquartered nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive continuum of therapeutic and other support services to thousands of children and families in the San Gabriel Valley, is asking caring members of the community to help brighten the holidays for the youngsters they serve.

 “The kids in our care—many of whom […]

Simmons’ email claims and letter to principals don’t match up

Simmons’ email claims and letter to principals don’t match up

In our first story, we looked at a letter from Supv. Michael Antonovich, denying Altadena Town Councilman Herbert Simmons' claim that there was a "confirmed business sponsorship" with Simmons' student and teacher of the month awards.  In our second story,  PUSD Superintendent Edwin Diaz wrote that Simmons incorrectly represented to him that the programs were […]