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Post wind street debris cleanup today

Post wind street debris cleanup today
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Sussy Nemer of Supv. Antonovich's office emails us: LA County Public Works will be sending crews today to pick up the tree debris that has fallen in the street.  The tree debris on private property should be collected by the resident and placed in the appropriate receptacle or bundled for their normal trash pick-up. We have a […]

Dust in the wind

Dust in the wind

Well, if you haven't guessed yet, we're looking at high winds tonight, and they seem to be kicking up lots of dust and ash from the burned areas.  We've gotten some forecasts from Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, and the San Fernando Valley, but nothing yet about what we can expect here in the San Gabriel […]

Looking for a middle school? Take the Eliot tour Nov. 3

Looking for a middle school?  Take the Eliot tour Nov. 3

Want to see what goes on inside the historic facade of Eliot Middle School (2184 N. Lake Ave., Altadena)? Principal Peter Pannell — himself an Eliot alum — will give a tour of Eliot on Tues., Nov. 3 at 9 AM. The tour is geared to parents of 4th-6th grade elementary school parents who may […]

Welcome new sponsor: Curves

Welcome new sponsor: Curves

Altadenablog welcomes our new sponsor, Curves Altadena. Rose West circled around the idea of owning a Curves franchise for several years. “Seven years ago, I met  a woman who opened one in Duarte, and was fascinated.  I joined immediately,” she said. “I was fascinated that I could work out in 30 minutes, which suited my […]

LAPD flagged by Altadenan

LAPD flagged by Altadenan

The LA Times runs an article today that the large flag used in the opening of the LAPD's new headquarters was actually hung the wrong way (the field of stars should be on the viewer's left when hung correctly).  Quick on the draw about the faux pas was Pasadena PD Commander (ret.) Bruce Linsenmeyer of […]

Ashes to Glass’s

Ashes to Glass’s

Karin the Altadenahiker has some nice shots and thoughts about yesterday's Altadena Heritage Boho Highbrow weekend concert by the Los Angeles Contemporary Ensemble (we were taking pictures, but the new camera is still defeating us!) Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Altadena MOMS Club hosts open house Nov. 10

Altadena MOMS Club hosts open house Nov. 10

Altadena MOMS Club Open HouseTues., Nov. 10, 200910 AM-12 PM Prospective members can mingle with other moms, learn about the MOMS Club organization, and more.  We'll have a few opportunity drawings as well. MOMS Club is an international non-profit organization that supports mothers who have chosen to leave their paid careers for a new career: […]

Masked robber hits Woodbury/Fair Oaks ARCO, 7:40 tonight

Masked robber hits Woodbury/Fair Oaks ARCO, 7:40 tonight

Gotta give props to the PSN and its sister papers : they've got a description of an armed robbery @ 7:40 PM at the Arco @ Woodbury & Fair Oaks (while we're doing dishes and watching the U2 webcast).  Robber was masked, 5'10, 160 lbs., black hoodie and black pants. Read the Full Story at […]

We love U2: where the streets have no name

We love U2: where the streets have no name

Here's a pro Bono message to expect heavy, heavy traffic on the Rose Bowl-adjacent west Edge of town tonight as some Irish pub band makes the Rose Bowl rattle & hum with 96,000 friends.  If you weren't lucky enough to get a ticket, there's going to be live streaming on YouTube starting at about 8:30 […]

Before the iPhone, was the blackberet

Before the iPhone, was the blackberet

Black berets were the headwear of choice as Altadena Heritage celebrated our boho past in the Boho Highbrow Weekend's kickoff cocktail party at the Mountain View Mausoleum tonight.  Altadena Heritage's resident historian, Michele Zack, said that about 75 people had reserved places tonight, but as befits a bohemian event, lots of folks showed up at […]