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Santa is coming to the library Wed., Dec. 16

Santa is coming to the library Wed., Dec. 16
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It's his busy season, but Santa has managed to pencil in a visit to the Altadena libraries on Wed., Dec. 16.  Bring your kids and camera to the Main Library at 11, or the Bob Lucas Branch at noon. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Weather service issues flash flood watch for Monday

Weather service issues flash flood watch for Monday

With a big rainstorm on the way, folks around the burn areas need to be vigilent.  Here's from the National Weather Service: …FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR RECENT BURN AREAS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE RECENT BURN […]

Work begins on senior center parking

Work begins on senior center parking

Work crews tear up the parking lot at the Altadena Senior Center today. This message has been sent around several newsgroups — it's a summary by tacounty architect of his meeting with town councilman Allan Wasserman, regarding the changes going on in the Senior Center.  We have no idea what all those initials mean up […]

I’ll be HMO for Christmas

I’ll be HMO for Christmas

Local artist Susan Braig (featured here a few times before) has expanded her "designer drug jewelry" line to include holiday ornaments made from unused syringes.  Proceeds help pay for her medical bills.  Click the picture for the story. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Diaz: Simmons used council letterhead to seek PUSD support

Diaz: Simmons used council letterhead to seek PUSD support

Herbert Simmons used an official-looking Altadena town council letterhead in all his correspondence to Pasadena Unified Superintendent Edwin Diaz, as well as telling Diaz that the council was behind the school recognition program he was promoting, according to the superintendent. The Altadena Town Council as a whole has never endorsed Simmon's personal student/teacher of the […]

Rain in forecast; be careful in burn areas

Rain in forecast; be careful in burn areas

This memo out from District Ranger Mike Mcintyre of the National Forest Service: Subject: Upcoming Storm Event Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 10:30:01 -0800From: Mike McIntyre <mmcintyre@fs.fed.us>As we all know by now, there is a rain event forecasted to start as early as Sunday evening with the potential of rain over several days. We are […]

Pasadena’s Bruckner to be county planning head

Pasadena’s Bruckner to be county planning head

Pasadena City Planning and Development Director Richard Bruckner has been tapped as the final candidate for planning director of Los Angeles County.  If he takes the county position, Bruckner will be responsible for planning in all unincorporated areas of the county, including Altadena.  PSN has the deets. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Antonovich says Simmons used town council’s name to seek support

Antonovich says Simmons used town council’s name to seek support

While Herbert Simmons has denied ever using his town council position to solicit funds, a letter from county Supervisor Michael Antonovich said that Simmons “has circulated a letter using the Altadena Town Council name” for his student and teacher of the month programs. Antonovich also denies that he was a “confirmed business sponsor,” as Simmons […]

"The rain is Tess, the fire is Joe, and they call the wind Mariah …"

"The rain is Tess, the fire is Joe, and they call the wind Mariah …"

(OK, actually the fire was Station and the song spelled it "Maria," but everyone knows Mariah Carey.  Don't know what the rain is named, tho'!) Carol Cormaci, writing for our neighbors in La Canada,worries about the post-fire effect of the wind on our lungs and upcoming rains on our foothills.  Read the Full Story at […]

McGinty’s Art Bender weekend kicks off tonight

McGinty’s Art Bender weekend kicks off tonight

McGinty's Gallery at the End of the World (Altadenablog sponsor) will kick off its quarterly Art Bender Weekend tonight with a reception for the artists starting at 6 PM at the gallery, 2475 N. Lake.  Activities continue throughout the weekend (check out the ad on the right hand column for details). Read the Full Story […]