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Wednesday open thread

Wednesday open thread
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Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

Altadena  and Crescenta Valley deputies participated in a simulated school invasion today at the old Edison School. The post-Columbine theory of school invasions is not to wait for a SWAT team to be assembled, it's grab all the cops you can and go in.  The deputies were faced with several scenarios in the school site, […]

Antonovich calls for review of county's wildfire response

Antonovich calls for review of county's wildfire response

From Supv. Antonovich's office: In response to countless reports from constituents on the lack of timely, accurate and user-friendly incident updates on County websites about evacuations, road closures, shelters, transit schedules and school closures, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has requested a thorough review of the County’s response to the Station Fire to  ensure that the […]

Tuesday Firewatch PM

Tuesday Firewatch PM

As we did yesterday, we're breaking up the posts on fire information because our provider gets the vapors if the posts get too long.  For the full picture, check out the previous story and comments. And a nod to Mary McNamara of the LA Times for a trenchant article on "You can send a helicopter […]

Library offers homeschool information night

Library offers homeschool information night

The Altadena Library is holding a "Homeschool Information Night" on Tues., Sept. 29, from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Library's community room, 600 E. Mariposa. Speaker will be Tammy Takahashi, homeschooling author and expert, who will answer questons and address concerns about homeschooling. Go to AltadenaBlog

Tuesday Firewatch AM

Tuesday Firewatch AM

This is the placeholder for Tuesday's Station Fire coverage.  Tuesday around here is Anything Can Happen Day. Go to AltadenaBlog

Monday Firewatch PM: Mt. Wilson still in danger, evacs still in place

Monday Firewatch PM: Mt. Wilson still in danger, evacs still in place

OK, our post for today was so long that it was freaking out Typepad, so we decided to break it here.  So read the previous post and its comments to get today's full picture. For some reason, our dates were all screwed up.  At the same time I was trying to fix that, we were […]

Monday Firewatch: Mt. Wilson in danger, evacuation picture changing

Monday Firewatch: Mt. Wilson in danger, evacuation picture changing

You are here. "I don't like Mondays …"  The Boomtown Rats Welcome to another day of firefighting, news, and rumor control! For those new to this news site, please  note that the news section is like an iceberg — only 10% is exposed.  Much of the most valuable information is in the comments we get […]

Monday Firewatch: Mt. Wilson in danger, evacuation apparently lifted

Monday Firewatch: Mt. Wilson in danger, evacuation apparently lifted

You are here. "I don't like Mondays …"  The Boomtown Rats Welcome to another day of firefighting, news, and rumor control! For those new to this news site, please  note that the news section is like an iceberg — only 10% is exposed.  Much of the most valuable information is in the comments we get […]

Monday Firewatch

Monday Firewatch

You are here. This is the placeholder for Monday's news and reports.  The Altadenablogmaster must get to bed, but before he does, he will enjoy a glass or two of a 1998 R&B Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, a gift we accept with gratitude from our friends George and Nancy Rothwell, pillars of St. Mark's Church and […]