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Burglary: a new variation on the MO

Burglary: a new variation on the MO
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Carolyn Seitz of the sheriff' Community Advisory Council has posted this notice: A variation on the behavior of some burglars has been reported. I don't know at this point in which part of Altadena the incident occurred, but at approximately 2:30 am on Wednesday morning, a resident was awakened by the sounds of a woman […]

Save the date: North Lake Pole Holiday Shop-Hop Festival Dec. 12

Save the date: North Lake Pole Holiday Shop-Hop Festival Dec. 12

Sledding in Altadena?  In the snow?  That must mean the Altadena Arts Coalition is at it again! On Sat., Dec. 12, Galloway Alley (behind Altadena Hardware) will again be the center of action as the Coalition hosts the North Lake Pole Holiday Shop-Hop Festival from 6-11 PM. The Coalition's Ben McGinty of (Altadenablog sponsor) The […]

Now we have to draw a bobcat!

Now we have to draw a bobcat!

Doris Finch adds to our stress: Just to add to our critter compendium, a large bobcat was in the ungroomed part of our large yard on Monday morning.  As my yard man described it [a gato montez], it would seem to have been a male–about 2' tall, 3' long, good spots, big tufted ears, very […]

Economic woes hit the ‘Denas

Economic woes hit the ‘Denas

A depressing little story in the Pasadena Weekly by Andre Coleman and Justin Chapman, about the shuttered businesses on both ends of Lake Ave.   We wonder, tho', why the Weekly quotes former town councilman Steve Lamb in two different stories this week — was everyone else out of town? Read the Full Story at Altadena […]

Sheriffs looking for white van with ladders

Sheriffs looking for white van with ladders

Been several reports of sheriff's deputies looking for a white van or utility truck with two ladders that may be involved in at least one residential burglary. One of the unfortunate results, according to neighbors, was of a police chase followed by deputies hassling some legit gardeners matching that description in the Jaxine/Alzeda neighborhood earlier […]

Mountain lion stalking (human) prey on Chaney Trail

Mountain lion stalking (human) prey on Chaney Trail

Got this note tonight from Mary McGilvray at Chaney Trail, with request to cross-post: Hello all, Tonight as I came home, i drove up the Chaney hill after locking the gate and passed our beloved neighbor Bonnie Callahan walking down the hill with her nosed buried in her book, as usual.  I rounded the corner […]

The dogs of war

The dogs of war

Taking a bit of personal privilege for Veteran's Day — found a collection of videos of dogs welcoming their masters home.  (This is why we are a dog person!)  Thank you, vets!  And for those serving, come home safe! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

"Criminal Minds" at work

"Criminal Minds" at work

Reader Susan H. sent us this notice this morning: Sorry for late notice, but "Criminal Minds" fans might want to hop over to Palm between Olive and Glenrose.   Must be big scene as took over lots of street parking.  One day only shoot, scheduled to end11 pm. We heard they were doing some shooting around […]

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

No other nation has spent so much of its blood and treasure to keep other people free.  Thank you all for your service. Don't forget that the Altadena Library has a tremendous program today at 7 PM. At PUSD, this is a dreaded "pupil-free day."  Which means updates will be sporadic, if at all today! […]

Nov. 10 was Astronaut Veteran’s Day (and we missed it!)

Nov. 10 was Astronaut Veteran’s Day (and we missed it!)

Has nothing to do with Altadena, we just thought it was cool, and we missed meeting Buzz by a week!: In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Mankind’s first walk on the moon, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich joined Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in honoring the hundreds of men and women of NASA and 24 […]