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Mt. Wilson toll road: accessible at last, just not open!

Mt. Wilson toll road: accessible at last, just not open!
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Simon Burrow has been tracking the progress on the re-opening of the Mt. Wilson Toll Road, which accelerated during the Station Fire, succinctly: Five years of obstructionism, lack of will, bureaucracy and negative thinking were overcome in a week by the immediate need to fight a fire. Great pictures and a story at Simons' Mt. […]

We’ll be back

We’ll be back

Just a lot of things going on, many of which will translate to stories!  Check back here later today for a massive update! Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Firefighters: the hotness

Firefighters: the hotness

Our friend Petrea Burchard of Pasadena Daily Photo has a great photo spread and equally great essay on the daring young men who fight our fires.  She took a series of shots of firefighters at rest at the gates to the Cobb Estate, and ladies, it's worth your while to look! Read the Full Story […]

"Battle for Terra" is Library’s Friday Fun Flick

"Battle for Terra" is Library’s Friday Fun Flick

The Altadena Library's "Fun Flick Friday" continues this Friday with "The Battle for Terra," rated PG.  Admission is free, and the show starts at 3:30. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Commission on Women launches "Survival Guide"

Commission on Women launches "Survival Guide"

The Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women is holding a 'do next week, Tues. Sept. 29, 6-8 PM, to mark the launch of its 2009-2010 Survival Guide.  The Guide is a directory of local Pasadena area agencies and organizations that can provide various kinds of help and support in times of need, with a […]

Storytelling Jam at Altadena Junction this Sunday

Storytelling Jam at Altadena Junction this Sunday

Altadena Junction proudly presents… Storytelling Jam (spoken word and music) An evening of unique performers blending storytelling and music in an intimate setting. Featuring Julio Martinez, Geoffrey Leigh Tozer and Beverly Mickins. Hosted by Lance Anderson. About The Performers:Julio Martinez is the weekly host of KPFK Radio’s Arts in Review, is a theatre critic for […]

Looking for Farleigh

Looking for Farleigh

The Brennans are looking for their dog: Farleigh is a 6 year old tricolor male, he is Australian shepherd and Rottweiler mix, he is very friendly dog about 95lbs. He was wearing a collar with his dog tags and another collar with a brass bell, he is micro-chipped. He was last seen at the trail […]

Arroyo Food Co-Op meetings Oct. 2, 10

Arroyo Food Co-Op meetings Oct. 2, 10

Our friends at the Arroyo Food Co-op have two important meetings planned this month that are worth your consideration: The regular Co-op Social will be held at the Zane Grey Estate, 396 E. Mariposa, at 7:30 PM on Wed., Oct. 7.  Reservations are requested. The co-op's long-awaited membership launch event will be held Sat. Oct. […]

After the fire — from space!

After the fire — from space!

Alice Wessen of JPL (and so much more) sends us a link to this image of the Station Fire zone: This image, captured by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite on September 6, shows the extent of the burned area. The newly charred land is black in this […]

Bear Sat. morning @ Stonehill & E. Loma Alta

Bear  Sat. morning @ Stonehill & E. Loma Alta

Yep — they're still out there.  Bears, that is. One of the posts in the "neighbors" newsgroup this morning, from someone who lives at about Stonehill and E. Loma Alta: We were visited by a fairly large brown bear last night about 4:30am.  He entered the backyard (somehow, we don't know) and was climbing our […]