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Sunday Firewatch

Sunday Firewatch
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This is just a placeholder for Sunday updates right now.  Check back in the morning! Meanwhile:  here's Mt. Wilson's news site. Go to AltadenaBlog

160,000

160,000

This little news site crossed the 150,000 total page view threshold last Thurs., Aug. 20.  Today it crosses 160,000.  Our growth in the past two days is literally by magnitudes  — we had 247 page views on Aug. 9, our low day this month, 718 on Thursday, 1,712 on Friday, and already 3,600 by Saturday […]

Saturday: Station Fire Updates

Saturday: Station Fire Updates

We have started a new section of fire news for Saturday, Aug. 29.  Thanks to all who contributed photos, stories, email, and comments yesterday. We pulled through it, but as we sit at 7 AM and hear the aircraft rumble, we know there's another full day ahead. Pray for the firefighters! Again, key sites: Inciweb […]

Person with gun, Fair Oaks and Woodbury

Person with gun, Fair Oaks and Woodbury

As if we don't have enough trouble tonight, sheriffs are rolling to a report of a man with a gun on the corner of Fair Oaks and Woodbury 10 PM tonight. Go to AltadenaBlog

Station Fire: continuing updates

Station Fire: continuing updates

Things are happening very quickly now, so we've decided to create this top-of-page section to keep abreast of new information.  We're relying on brodcast and newssite reports, first-hand reports from readers, the scanner, and Twitter.  If you have any other sources of info, let us know and we'll use 'em! Inciweb Station Fire website (not […]

We're on firewatch

We're on firewatch

Thanks as always to Bill Westphal for the astounding photograph of JPL below the Station fire, taken at the Windsor/Ventura turnout last night. Other bits and pieces we will fill in as we get them.  Keep checking here!: Chaney Trail gate was closed as a precautionary measure. Here's the InciWeb site for updates on the […]

Two Meadows homes evacuated

Two Meadows homes evacuated

Via Dennis Bridwell, two homes on Risinghill were asked to voluntarily evacuate as a precaution due to a change in wind direction from the Station Fire near La Canada.  About 500 homes have been evacuated in La Canada so far, according to the latest reports. Go to AltadenaBlog

Land Use Committee Sept. 1 meeting cancelled – cell tower continued

Land Use Committee Sept. 1 meeting cancelled – cell tower continued

From chair Brian League: The LUC continued the AT&T Cell Phone Tower Conditional Use Permit located at the Lincoln Ave Reservoir site (Fair Oaks and Loma Alta) from its June meeting.  The applicant's representative requested the item be continued to the October meeting.   The applicant is in the process of evaluating an alternative site for this […]

Project: Altadena Open House next Sat.

Project: Altadena Open House next Sat.

Molly Tierney at Photography by Walt tells us she's very excited about the photos that will appear in "Project: Altadena" — a month (or so!) long project of local photographers from all walks of life, armed with a disposable camera of 27 pictures, recording life in our town. In celebration, the Altadena Arts Coalition is […]

Taking the day off

Taking the day off

Dr. Mrs. Altadenablog will be going into surgery today, so we're taking the day off.  (Some stuff we've previously programmed in will be published today, but we're not going to keep up with ongoing events, such as the fires).  Hope to see you soon — keep us in your thoughts & prayers today. Go to […]