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Remembering the Red Cars at the Community Center next Mon.

Remembering the Red Cars at the Community Center next Mon.

The Altadena Historical Society and Altadena Library are pleased to announce a presentation by railroad expert and co-founder of the Scenic Mount Lowe Group, Brian Marcroft. who will be sharing rare, never before seen images, maps, photos and documents of the Pacific Electric Railroad from the Ray Younghans estate, courtesy of the Orange Empire Railway [...]

Michele Zack’s new book: "Sierra Madre" @ Vroman’s Dec. 2

Michele Zack’s new book: "Sierra Madre" @ Vroman’s Dec. 2

Altadena treasure Michele Zack, author of our town's authoritative history (Altadena: Between Wilderness and City) will premiere and sign her new history, Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre on Wed., Dec. 2, at Vroman's Book Store in Pasadena.  Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Double-header Saturday at the Library Nov. 21

Double-header Saturday at the Library Nov. 21

Another double-header weekend at the Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa, on Sat., Nov. 21. At 10 AM, it's Super Family Storytime for children ages 2-8 and their families, with stories, songs, fingerplays, and a short film. At 11 AM, it's "Barks and Books," where young readers can read aloud to Pearl, a lovable poodle and [...]

Crown CIty Chorus: a barbershop Christmas Dec. 5

Crown CIty Chorus: a barbershop Christmas Dec. 5

  Mala Arthur alerts us to the Crown City Chorus’ “An Old Fashioned Christmas” concert on Sat., Dec. 5, at Wilson Middle School Auditorium, 300 Madre St., Pasadena, at 2 PM: Lots of local men sing in this barbershop chorus, it’s lots of fun and they are a really nice group of people. (My connection [...]

Sheriff’s station holds annual bike tour Dec. 5

Sheriff’s station holds annual bike tour Dec. 5

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept., Altadena Sheriff’s Station, and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Athletic Association presents: 2009 Tour of Altadena Bike RideSat., Dec. 5, 20099:00AM – 1:00PM 10 Mile FAMILY FUN RIDE or 12.5 Mile HILL CHALLENGE Start and end at Loma Alta Park, Bronco Pavilion, Palm Street, east of Lincoln Avenue, AltadenaBike Ride Entry- $10.00Registration [...]

And now .. the fork in the road (3)

And now .. the fork in the road (3)

It just gets better! Just got this on our Facebook account: Next weekend, Saturday Nov. 21 & 22, 8 – 4pm, PUT THE FORK IN HUNGER — Pasadena's Largest Food Drive ever will take place at the Fork-in-the Road at Pasadena & St. John Ave just south of Huntington Hospital. e-mail Phil@AgentPhil.com Read the Full [...]

Burglary: a new variation on the MO

Burglary: a new variation on the MO

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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