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Beverly Mickens song & story @ Altadena Junction Nov. 14

Beverly Mickens song & story @ Altadena Junction Nov. 14
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Altadena Junction, 2526 & 2524 El Molino Ave., showcases Beverly Mickins in "Atomic Lounge" on Sat., Nov. 14, at 8 PM. Beverly Mickins is a actor, writer, storyteller and singer. She was recognized as the creator and founder of L.A.’s longest running storytelling venue “Story Salon” with a 2005 Women in Theater Award. As part […]

Sheriff activity on Holliston …

Sheriff activity on Holliston …

… 2400 block to be exact.  Deputies on the scene say that the occupant of one of the homes died, apparently of natural causes or household accident.  They've been there flashing lights since before 5 PM today. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Orlandini helps win, sets record

Orlandini helps win, sets record

Ithaca College junior Tina Orlandini (of Altadena) helped the Bombers win their first match in the New York State Regional Championship, and put herself in the record books as the second player in all of Ithaca history to get 600 or more digs.  A story and picture of her in action at the link. Read […]

Episcopal Homes considering selling Alhambra property

Episcopal Homes considering selling Alhambra property

And now the Episcopal Home Communities, owner of the MonteCedro property/vacant lot west of Lake, are considering selling the Scripps Kensington in Alhambra (where many Altadena Scripps Home residents were relocated to allow development of MonteCedro).  Episcopal Home Communities has signed a letter of intent to sell the property, the potential buyers being a group […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

PIctured: One of the denizens of last night's haunted house at Loma Alta Park (a very scary event!) Remember that there will be kids out after dark in our frequently unlit and sidewalk-less streets, so be careful! And check out our Holi-dena page for today's festivities! Also: KABC has a feature on the holiday that […]

George McGovern/John Dean @ Senior Center Monday @7

George McGovern/John Dean @ Senior Center Monday @7

Don't miss the historic presentation on Mon., Nov. 2, as former U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate George S. McGovern and author/Watergate whistleblower John Dean will be "Talking Politics" at the Altadena Senior Center, 560 E. Mariposa,  at 7 PM.  This special appearance by two influential and important American political figures will be followed by a book […]

Stealing Dad’s car

Stealing Dad’s car

Our fellow seminarian and former partner in crime Michelle Hunevan has a piece in the New York TImes Magazine (!) this week, a melancholy tale of her father vs. the automobile in late life. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

The spooky time of year

The spooky time of year

A few homes that have gotten into the Halloween spirit: The notorious Halloween haunt on Braeburn near Porter, the definition of wretched excess.  It is to Halloween what the Balian mansion is to Christmas. A really large black widow spider on Homewood. This house on Mount Curve has so far been our favorite — headstones […]

ATT Uverse owners: now you can get Ch. 56

ATT Uverse owners: now you can get Ch. 56

A weakness of having ATT's Uverse as your cable provider is that they don't carry KPAS Channel 56, the public access channel that includes the Altadena Town Council meetings, among others.  (We've called the office to complain and have gotten nowhere).  While we were checking out the fine email articles by President Street's own computer […]

Haunted House at Loma Alta Park Fri.

Haunted House at Loma Alta Park Fri.

Another addition to our Halloween activities (check our Holidays page for the full list), Loma Alta Park's Community Building will turn into the Altadena Haunted House on Fri., Oct. 30.  There'll be a coloring contest, games, and general spookiness for free.  It starts at sundown (about 6 PM) and goes on until 10 PM.  For […]