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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

This Sat: North Lake Pole Shop Hop and Xmas Tree Lane boutique (only drier!)

This Sat: North Lake Pole Shop Hop and Xmas Tree Lane boutique (only drier!)

You knew that the Altadena Arts Coalition was planning to salvage last week's rained out Shop Hop, didn't you? FIRST, the businesses involved are extending the qualification time for the Grand Raffle until December 24. During this time, visit the listed merchants, businesses, & restaurants to get a star affixed to your Shop Hop card to qualify for [...]

Free H1N1 flu shots at Farnsworth Park Fri.

Free H1N1 flu shots at Farnsworth Park Fri.

Y'all come now: free shots for H1N1 (swine flu) will be given out at Farnsworth Park Fri., Dec. 18, from 9 AM to 2 PM, by the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Patience!

Patience!

We're planning some massive updates for late tonight — a LOT of criminal activity in the past couple of days, plus just got news of collision w/ambulances responding at Woodbury and Fair Oaks (5:15 PM). Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Altadena town council meeting surprisingly uneventful

Altadena town council meeting surprisingly uneventful

At last night's town council meeting: The council started at 7:30 tonight, after having a closed executive meeting following the resignation of Herbert Simmons. Chairman Gino Sund gave a brief report that they had investigated Simmons following numerous complaints, and kept the investigation confidential to protect Simmons and the council as a whole. The investigation [...]

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