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Farming and fooding demonstrations at Farmer’s Market today

Farming and fooding demonstrations at Farmer’s Market today
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by Timothy Rutt Summer Nights at the Altadena Farmers’ Market continues today with some of the farmers demonstrating cooking, food preparation, and aquaponic garden techniques by the Great Lawn: Tentative schedule is: 4:30 – 4:50 / Ja Sakrungrueng, Moua Farms – Cooking Asian Greens: Ongchoy and Yuchoy 5:00 – 5:20 / Scott Henley, Whisper Farms […]

Sunday event No. 1: Sheriff Station open house

Sunday event No. 1: Sheriff Station open house

by Timothy Rutt It’s going to be a busy Sunday in Altadena, starting with the Altadena Sheriff Station open house, from noon to 4 PM at the station, 780 E. Altadena Drive Bring the family for a day to meet the men and women of Altadena Station. Learn about CERT, the Explorer program, the Altadena […]

Altadena Historical Society slides into the past July 22

Altadena Historical Society slides into the past July 22

by Timothy Rutt The Altadena Historical Society’s quarterly meeting and program on Monday, July 22, will slide into the past. Leon Ricks, "The Mayor of Maiden Lane" (1928-2013) was an accomplished photographer who documented four decades in the life of Altadena. The Historical Society recently received a gift of over 1,000 slides from his collection. […]

Big band boogie at Farnsworth Park opens concert season

Big band boogie at Farnsworth Park opens concert season

by Timothy Rutt The Down Beat Express kicked off the Sheriff Support Group Summer Concert Series with verve as they played big band numbers from the 1930’s-1960’s in the Farnsworth Park Amphitheater Saturday night. A larger-than-normal crowd for the first concert enjoyed the band and vocalist Jennifer Gates as they brought back the American classic […]

Friday night lights at Farnsworth Park

Friday night lights at Farnsworth Park

Shakespeare by the Sea performed "King John" Friday night at the Farnsworth Park amphitheater by Timothy Rutt It was a double-header at Farnsworth Park Friday night. At the amphitheater, the San Pedro troupe Shakespeare by the Sea performed "King John," bringing the Bard to Altadena. Meanwhile, in the lower ballfield, the Central Altadena Little League […]

Opinion: the danger of uncontrolled dogs in the forest

Opinion: the danger of uncontrolled dogs in the forest

Editor’s note: Lori Paul is a Millard Canyon resident, active with the Altadena Crest Trail Restoration Working Group, and a long-time trails advocate and defender. She recently sent out an email about the July 2 incident where a deer had to be put down because of wounds suffered in an encounter with an unleashed dog […]

Pepper Drive is hot stuff on July 4

Pepper Drive is hot stuff on July 4

The Pepper Drive parade kicks off in this video. by Timothy Rutt Altadena’s longest (if not oldest) Fourth of July neighborhood parade runs along Pepper Drive, where more people are marching than cheering on. And that’s OK, because everyone meets at the end for cookies, brownies, and some good old American lemonade. It’s always a […]

Poetry corner: Happy Independence Day!

Poetry corner: Happy Independence Day!

" Back Then —– When We Were Colonies" from gloriana casey Back then— when we were colonies, and Britain was quite cruel; the laws they made and laws they changed; lived not by Golden Rule. Intolerable Acts, as they were known! Coercive— their solution. Ironic too—- as we recall— lead to revolution! Two hundred thirty-seven […]

Sheriff will beef up patrols July 4 to enforce zero tolerance on large fireworks

Sheriff will beef up patrols July 4 to enforce zero tolerance on large fireworks

by Timothy Rutt Westside Altadena residents have complained for years about loud, commercial-grade fireworks illegally firing off in their neighborhoods on July 4. Altadena’s sheriff captain says that he is beefing up patrols and enforcing "zero tolerance" on illegal fireworks, but catching and charging the people involved is "difficult, it’s very difficult." Altadena Sheriff Capt. […]

Altadena Independence Week tips

Altadena Independence Week tips

by TImothy Rutt Altadena doesn’t do things the usual way — we have our fireworks on July 2, thank you — and here’s few tips for the week ahead: Fireworks and Food Trucks July 2: The Altadena Town & Country Club will hold its annual fireworks display tomorrow night, July 2, with the first sparks […]