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Tree down, 2800 block Maiden Lane

Tree down, 2800 block Maiden Lane

Got the call approx. 6 PM — wind blew a 60 ft. pine tree down at 2832 Maiden Lane, blocking the street, a vehicle underneath it.  Sheriffs and county crews are working to remove it. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

High wind warning, 30% chance of rain today

High wind warning, 30% chance of rain today

We were up early, reading the weather reports, and it was absolutely mild and clear.  Now (about 7:25 AM) the winds have kicked up, and here's what the weather service has to say for LA County and environs: THE HIGH WIND WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PST WEDNESDAY. * TIMING: WINDS WILL [...]

A few places still open for watercolor classes

A few places still open for watercolor classes

The ever busy and forktacular Donna Barnes-Roberts tells us that she has a few spaces open for her watercolor classes at the Coffee Gallery starting in January: They are in the Conference Room at The Coffee Gallery, and since the room is small, the classes are small.  That way I can see what everyone is [...]

Hootenanny 2.0

Hootenanny 2.0

Local artist Donna Barnes-Roberts, who plies her trade in the Coffee Gallery, also participates in the gallery's Wednesday night singalongs.  But not every song is covered by Rise Up Singing, so they've introduced a new wrinkle: Laptop Lyrics: We are actually trying to help organize our Wednesday singalongs, so everyone has lyrics in front of [...]

"Circa Sometime" show at McGinty’s Jan. 9-31

"Circa Sometime" show at McGinty’s Jan. 9-31

McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World is pleased to present Circa Sometime, an exhibition of selected works by six artists working in assemblage and collage. Circa Sometime marks the first such show at the gallery and includes collaborative and individual installation works. Described by Altadena Heritage as "the epicenter of the art scene [...]

First day of winter

First day of winter

Faithful skywatcher Bill Westphal reminds us: The Winter Solstice occurs on Mon. Dec. 21 at 9:47 a.m. At that moment the Sun, in its apparent path around the Earth, reaches its farthest point in the South. This marks the beginning of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. [...]

First-hand report of Saturday burglary

First-hand report of Saturday burglary

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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