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Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home; your house is on fire, your children are gone

Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home; your house is on fire, your children are gone
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Dave Jurasevich of the Mt. Wilson Observatory staff took some pictures of the aftermath of the Station fire on Mt. Wilson, along the route to the observatory. (Pictured: Lady Bug Canyon).  Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Get ready for mudder’s day

Get ready for mudder’s day

Two items crossed our virtual desk about the next thing to worry about: mudslides! From Supv. Michael Antonovich's office: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is offering free engineering advice for homeowners affected by the fires and concerned about erosion, mud-flows, and related issues, announced Supervisor Antonovich. The toll-free hotline is (800) 214-4020 […]

Volunteers needed to honor first responders at Oct. 1 barbecue

Volunteers needed to honor first responders at Oct. 1 barbecue

LA County Department of Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers to help them hold a barbecue for firefighters and sheriff's deputies to honor them for their work on the Station Fire. The barbecue will be Thurs. Oct. 1 at Farnsworth Park, from 11 AM- 3PM.  Wes Kawano, recreation services leader of the Altadena/Foothill District […]

Hometown boy makes good

Hometown boy makes good

Spent a pleasant afternoon yesterday posing for pictures at Farnsworth Park and talking to Prospect Park Books' Colleen Dunn Bates for this article  appearing on the invaluable Hometown Pasadena's website today. Go to AltadenaBlog

Karen's Hallmark to close at Webster's complex

Karen's Hallmark to close at Webster's complex

The faltering economy has claimed one of the family businesses at the Webster's shopping center on North Lake. Karen's Hallmark Shop, a cards/gifts/scrapbooking shop at 2450 N. Lake Suite A, started its going-out-of-business sale this week.  Co-owner Robert Myers, who with wife Karen runs the store, said that the shop started taking a downturn with […]

Weekend open comment thread

Weekend open comment thread

What's on your mind this weekend? (Pictured: Altadena's own John C. Reilly, right,  plays the blues at last year's Pasadena Waldorf School Elves Faire). Go to AltadenaBlog

Library hosts homeschool information night Sept. 29

Library hosts homeschool information night Sept. 29

The Altadena Library will offer a FREE meeting on homeschooling on Tues., Sept. 29.  Special guest Tammy Takahashi (author of Deschooling Gently: A Step-by-Step Guide to Fearless Homeschooling) wil discuss homeschooling questions concerns, and joys.  Altadena Library Community Room, 600 E. Mariposa, 6:30-9:30 PM. Go to AltadenaBlog

"Read for the Record" Oct. 8 chews on "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

"Read for the Record" Oct. 8 chews on "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

This year's "Read for the Record" event will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpiller" (which, with three kids, we can recite from memory!)  "Read for the Record" is a nationwide literacy awareness event, where readers from around the country try to set a world record for the number of […]

Call for youth to join NAACP Youth Council

Call for youth to join NAACP Youth Council

Calling all youth age 25 and under: Come join the Altadena NAACP Youth Council and become the next political voice for your community. Enjoy the many benefits of becoming a member of the nation's oldest and most active civil and political rights organization. Meetings: every first Sun., 4-5:30 PM at the Altadena Community Center, 730 […]

Legislators to honor 25 outstanding women in business

Legislators to honor 25 outstanding women in business

Please note the date reservations are due! Some outstanding Altadena women (including Sue Kujawa and Bobbie Moon) will be honored. State Senator Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) and Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) are pleased to announce the final 25 exceptional businesswomen from their respective districts whom they will honor […]