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Complaints fire-hosed to council executive committee

Complaints fire-hosed to council executive committee
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Altadena town councilmember Herbert Simmons, who has been under investigation by the council's ethics committee since his first month in office, has fired back against town council chair Gino Sund in his Altadenans website, demanding an investigation for various alleged infractions.  The website also contains letters of complaint signed by councilman Okorie Ezieme and former […]

*Now’s* the time for Boho-Highbrow Weekend!

*Now’s* the time for Boho-Highbrow Weekend!

We know a true bohemian never plans anything in advance, but: we just got a note from Michele Zack at Altadena Heritage, who said that they need to let the caterer know SOON how many are coming for the Boho-Highbrow weekend!  So now's your time to commit! Call 626-797-0054, email altadenaheritage@earthlink.net or visit their website: […]

Altadena Town Council, 7 PM Tues. @ Community Center

Altadena Town Council, 7 PM Tues. @ Community Center

The Altadena Town Council's monthly meeting (click on agenda to enlarge).  Items of note: Results of the ethics investigation are postponed until next month. The C.A.R.E. outreach team (Public Works and Forest Service) will make a presentation on the initial damage assessments of the recent wildfire burn areas including impacts to transportation systems and the […]

Railroads, trolleys, and the Red Cars

Railroads, trolleys, and the Red Cars

The Altadena Library and the Altadena Historical Society are hosting a joint event for lovers of local history and transportation. Expert Brian Marcroft will share rare images, maps, photos and documents of the Pacific Electric Railroad. Charles Seims, author of Mount Lowe, the Railway in the Clouds and Trolley Days in Pasadena will be honored […]

Halloween bleg: where are the good displays?

Halloween bleg: where are the good displays?

For those who don't know, a "bleg" is a beg on a blog.  This time, we're looking for good Halloween displays.  Do you have or know of a great Halloween display?  Let us know and we'll try to get a picture of it (and yes, we know about the Horror House on Braeburn — but […]

Welcome new sponsor: Danny’s Farm

Welcome new sponsor: Danny’s Farm

Altadenablog welcomes its new sponsor, Danny's Farm, 3064 1/2 Ridgeview Dr., Altadena, (626) 797-FARM. (Pictured: employee David May, 60, who helps clean the restrooms, stalls, and other areas) Danny's Farm is familiar to children, teachers, and parents throughout Altadena — a chance for children to encounter real farm animals in a safe and sane setting.  […]

Takin’ some time off

Takin’ some time off

We'll be out of pocket thru the weekend, but we do have some stories lined up to print while we're gone.  Back in the saddle Sun. night/Monday morning! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Chase Bank robbed

Chase Bank robbed

Sketchy details are coming in about a robbery today at the Chase (former WaMu) bank on Lake.  Labankrobbers.org has released this photo of the suspect.  If you can help, call the sheriff's station, 798-1131. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Shake, rattled, & roll

Shake, rattled, & roll

The Great California Shake-out earthquake drill is over, and locally the most visible sign was the schools responding as they should by evacuating the classrooms at 10:15. We made a few stops: Taking the headcount at Loma Alta Elementary School. Safely sitting in place at Altadena Elementary (where staff refused to let us get any […]

Organizational meeting for 2010 Relay for Life tomorrow @ Coffee Gallery

Organizational meeting for 2010 Relay for Life tomorrow @ Coffee Gallery

Rose West at (Altadenablog sponsor) Curves Altadena let us know thru Facebook that the American Cancer Society's next relay is on: Thursday, October 15th is the organizational meeting of the second Altadena Relay for Life in June 2010. If you would like to be part of this 24-hour, fun, historic event, please meet us at […]