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Burglary story hits the airwaves

Burglary story hits the airwaves
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KCBS just put online a story about our burglary wave.  (Keep reloading — it took us several attempts before anything played)   KNBC was at the Wednesday meeting, too, but we can't find any story online. (Hat tip to Jolline Hardman for pointing this out.) Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Linda Dove wins poetry prize

Linda Dove wins poetry prize

Altadena poet Linda Dove has won the 2009 Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize from Bear Star Press. The prize, awarded annually for the best unpublished manuscript of poems by a writer west of the central time zone, includes a cash award and publication. In Defense of Objects is Dove’s first full-length collection, and several of its […]

Black College Night a big success

Black College Night a big success

Lots of good energy and high spirits filled the Loma Alta Park gym as students attended Black College Night Thursday.  The night was an opportunity for students to meet students and alums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Penny Daniels of the Loma Alta Park staff, who helped organize the event, received a certificate […]

Reading for the record

Reading for the record

Parents and kids gathered in the Altadena Library Thursday afternoon to "Read for the Record" — joining readers around the country reading the same book on the same day.  This year it was Eric Carle's classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, read by librarian Cassandra Stearns, which, even after 40 years in print, has the power […]

The return of Rambro’ — and he brought a friend

The return of Rambro’ — and he brought a friend

From Alice Wessen, moderator of the Chaney Trail listserv: Chaney Trail listserve reports that there have been separate recent sightings of both the hunter known as “Rambro” a middle age, black male driving a maroon van, and another hunter, matching the following description: white male, husky build in camo-gear, with a backpack, wearing a large […]

USGS looks at mudflows

USGS looks at mudflows

US Geophysical Survey has put out a report on the danger of mud flows (links to summary, but a pdf is available at the site).  And, says reader Chip Ossman, who alerted us to this document and has been following this story: Once again, the world has ignored Altadena, reducing us to "three basins east […]

LA Weekly: did feds cause Station Fire disaster?

LA Weekly: did feds cause Station Fire disaster?

That's the musical question asked this week by LA Weekly's Jill Stewart (love her or hate her — we've been fans for years).  Opposing agendas, fire crew rivalries, enough fishy information to fill the White House email box  — no answers, but lots of questions being asked. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Deputies link burglaries to Blood street gangs

Deputies link burglaries to Blood street gangs

About 250 people packed the auditorium at Webster Elementary School Wednesday night to hear detectives from the Altadena sheriff's station talk about the rash of thefts and burglaries plaguing the east side of town. And — for the first time publicly — the sheriffs linked the crimes to organized street gangs: the Altadena Denver Lanes […]

Days of mud and gravel

Days of mud and gravel

After the fire, the next thing we have to worry about is mud: the US Geological Survey has issued a release on what to expect once substantial rains start.  Some neighborhoods aren't out of the woods yet. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Midweek open comment madness

Midweek open comment madness

What's going on in your world?  Dish! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog