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Burbank Elementary starts Chinese language program

Burbank Elementary starts Chinese language program
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PSN education writer Caroline An looks at Burbank Elementary School's new dual language (English-Mandarin) program. Go to AltadenaBlog

Fire is an old enemy

Fire is an old enemy

The Altadena Historical Society (of which we are members) has a great story in their Sept. newsletter on fires in 1934 and 1935, which endangered La Vina and the Cobb Estate (click to get the pdf version). Jane Brackman of the Historical Society says: Every once in a while Altadena Historical Society sends out information […]

A Hot August Night in September

A Hot August Night in September

Dean Colley and Hot August Night brought the Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena's summer concert series to a rockin' conclusion with the songs of Neil Diamond.  The ever-dependable Bill Westphal was there, and shares these pictures with us: Dean Colley led the audience on a road trip through the past. Smoke effects!  Now THAT's what […]

USO Show rocks Farnsworth Park

USO Show rocks Farnsworth Park

Show of Support/Theater Americana put on "A USO Show" tonight at Farnsworth Park to commemorate 9/11 and pay tribute to our military and first responders.  We couldn't make it, but Monica Hubbard got a good shot of the festivities. Go to AltadenaBlog

I am, I said … going to Farnsworth Park Sat.

I am, I said … going to Farnsworth Park Sat.

Got this note from Robert Klomburg of the Sheriff's Support Group, sponsors of tomorrow's concert: Van, our sound engineer, also does the Concerts in the Park in La Canada on Sunday nights. He told me their audience is about the same as ours. When Hot August Night played there in August, they had 3,500 people […]

Rape reported Sept. 9

Rape reported Sept. 9

… from Crimereports.com, deputies took a report of a forcible rape of an adult female on the 2000 block of N. Garfield, about 6 AM Sept. 9. Go to AltadenaBlog

Prepare for a little "boom-boom!"

Prepare for a little "boom-boom!"

Getting from lots of our readers that the space shuttle is likely to land at Edwards AFB about 5:52 this afternoon — so prepare for the double sonic boom! Go to AltadenaBlog

Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

What's going on? Comments Open! (Pictured: Prof. TSC Lowe) Go to AltadenaBlog

"Staying motivated during a job search" starts at Altadena Baptist Sept. 15

"Staying motivated during a job search" starts at Altadena Baptist Sept. 15

Not many of us enjoy looking for work.  In a bad economy when a job search can extend for months on end, a difficult task to begin with can become overwhelming.  Finances get stretched.  Self-esteem can suffer.  Energy begins to flag.  Those around us don’t understand what we’re going through.  It becomes difficult to know […]

Thursday open thread

Thursday open thread

We've been uber-swamped by return-to-school stuff the past day — hope to resume updates this afternoon!  In the meantime — what's on your mind? (PIctured: Zane Grey) Go to AltadenaBlog