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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 [...]

Post wind street debris cleanup today

Post wind street debris cleanup today

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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