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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

Burglary story hits the airwaves

Burglary story hits the airwaves

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 [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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