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Burglars getting bolder

Burglars getting bolder
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This was sent to us about 6 PM tonight from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous: We got home this evening to find our house had been broken into.  We live on Maiden, just north of Dolores. After trying to get in through a cat door and failing, they just pushed through a set […]

Altadena Heritage energy efficiency workshop Nov. 14

Altadena Heritage energy efficiency workshop Nov. 14

Altadena Heritage continues its "Altadena: Heritage of Abundance" series with a workshop on Sat., Nov. 14, 9-11 AM at the Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Dr. Join us for a morning of sustainable strategies to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Speakers include Andrew Durben and Devon Hartman of Hartman/Baldwin design/build, and David Ford […]

Hot burglary at northwest Altadena

Hot burglary at northwest Altadena

We received this last night about 10:45 from "Rainy."  And just so you know —  maybe it's just TV cop speak, who knows? — a "hot burglary" means the burglary is going on while there are people at home — eek!   I thought I'd drop you an email since you have been reporting on […]

Playboy of the FAR-West-ern world: Coffee Gallery’s Stane is honored

Playboy of the FAR-West-ern world: Coffee Gallery’s Stane is honored

Coffee Gallery Backstage's Bob Stane will receive the Best of the West Ambassador Award this weekend at the Folk Alliance – Region West (FAR-West) conference in Irvine. Today's profile of Stane by the fabulous Mickie Mills looks at his career, from running a 24-hour photo shop on the Arizona Indian reservation to booking for the […]

Fair Oaks/Loma Alta cell tower off the table

Fair Oaks/Loma Alta cell tower off the table

Got a note from town council chair Gino Sund, which was also sent to the entire town council: For your information.   I have just been informed that AT&T has withdrawn its application for a Conditional Use Permit for a cell tower at the corner of Fair Oaks and Loma Alta.  As you know, AT&T […]

Altadenablog honored by LA county supervisors

Altadenablog honored by LA county supervisors

Back when we were working as a PR flack for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, we were too much of a peon to even be in the illustrious presence of our board of directors (which included Supervisor Michael Antonovich).  So it was a real pleasure to be able to shake the man's hand […]

We’re out this morning with supervision

We’re out this morning with supervision

Not much bloggage this morning — we're busy!  See this entry from the LA County Board of Supervisor's agenda for today's meeting: Presentation of scroll to Timothy Rutt in recognition of the vital role his “Altadena Blog” played in getting important information out to the community during the Station Fire, as arranged by Supervisor Antonovich. […]

Pasadena City College Dist. 1 election tomorrow

Pasadena City College Dist. 1 election tomorrow

Candidate (and Altadenablog advertiser) Geoffrey Baum sent us some helpful websites for tomorrow's Pasadena City College Board of Trustees election: Here’s a basic League of Women Voters page on the election: http://www.smartvoter.org/2009/11/03/ca/la/race/01492000/ Here’s a link where people can look up their polling place and print out their sample ballot: http://lavote.net/Locator/ Here’s an actual copy of […]

Fiesta Mexico @ the Library Nov. 10, 7 PM

Fiesta Mexico @ the Library Nov. 10, 7 PM

Join dance teacher Alina Mendez at the Altadena Main Library on Tues., Nov. 10, on a family-friendly trip through Mexico in story, dance, and folklore, starting at 7 PM. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Uptown and Down in Pasadena

Uptown and Down in Pasadena

Taking a little personal privilege and veering out of Altadena for a bit … It is our new theory that Bill Westphal — like God — is everywhere.  (He may not keep his eye on the sparrow, but he definitely does on the weather.) In any event, we were in downtown Pasadena this morning to […]