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Shake-out is tomorrow

Shake-out is tomorrow
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The Great California Shake-out earthquake drill is tomorrow morning, 10:15 AM, and lasting for about three minutes.  More information is here. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Mudwatch: slide information

Mudwatch: slide information

Yeah, we're on mudwatch now! Lots of information about possible mudslides and debris flows: First, David Datz tells us about this link at the Altadena Library website that collects mudslide-related links. The county has also sent out a memo with some relevant websites (many of which are duplicated at the library's page): For information on […]

Altadena Crest Trail meeting tonight

Altadena Crest Trail meeting tonight

Trail Folks– The Tuesday, October 13th meeting of the Altadena Crest Trail Restoration Working Group (ACTRWG) Steering Committee will be held as usual at the Altadena Community Center, 7 PM: 730 E. Altadena Drive (Just W. of Lake Ave and the Altadena Sheriffs Station, across the street from Rite Aid) Please report trail conditions after […]

Flash flood website

Flash flood website

… shared by Monica Hubbard, this National Weather Service site has flash flood information, including evacuations: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/lox/ Bookmark it now! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Thaxton, Rogers on Rose Court

Thaxton, Rogers on Rose Court

The Tournament of Roses announced the seven lucky survivors of competition for the 2010 Tournament of Roses Royal Court (wonder if martial arts and edged weapons were involved?). Our congrats go to Altadenans Ashley Thaxton, 17, of John Marshall Fundamental and Lauren Rogers, 17, from Blair High School. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Ghost woods

Ghost woods

David Datz is sharing some haunting pictures of the Station Fire aftermath — charred landscape on a foggy day, around Inspiration Point, the Idle Hour Trail/Merrill Trail junction, Merrill trail near the ridge, and the Cape of Good Hope. His Picasa web album is here. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Opening bell: open comments Monday

Opening bell: open comments Monday

What's ahead in YOUR week? Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Prepare for rain and possible mudslides this week

Prepare for rain and possible mudslides this week

Robert Klomburg sends us this: I don't want to be an alarmist, but we could see the first significant rain of the season in October! This Tuesday night! How strange is that!   You may wish to point your readers to: http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/weather/Heavy_Rain_Forecast_Fire_Scarred_Mountains_20091010   And from Weather Underground: http://www.wunderground.com/US/CA/548.html#SPE   The County has had very little […]

Autumn morning in Altadena

Autumn morning in Altadena

A busy day in our community.  If you weren't one of the 50 or so people who went to the membership meeting for the Arroyo Food Co-Op — or even if you were — there's lots to do today: Pumpkins galore at the Girl Scout's Camp Mariposa ….   Arts & crafts in a beautiful […]

Octavia Butler reading today in San Francisco

Octavia Butler reading today in San Francisco

Via Boing Boing, today there's a reading in San Francisco to benefit the Octavia Butler Scholarship Fund.  Butler, from Altadena, was a masterful writer in a genre where there are few women or African Americans, science fiction.  Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog