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Tomorrow will be smokin'

Tomorrow will be smokin'
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… 'cause of the fire in the Angeles National Forest above La Canada-Flintridge. Red flag warnings in the mountains for the foreseeable future, triple digit temps predicted for tomorrow, a nasty day all around. And if you're planning on hitting the links, don't go to Brookside.  Pasadena's Public Information Officer and righteous babe Ann Erdman […]

Recommendations on burglaries

Recommendations on burglaries

Carolyn Seitz of the Sheriff's Community Advisory Committee sent out this email to all newsgroups on the rash of burglaries: Greetings to you all, Many of you are aware, some more painfully than others, that we are experiencing a big spike in burglaries in Altadena – both residential and auto. These burglaries are not isolated […]

All-American Wranglers at Farnsworth Park Sat.

All-American Wranglers at Farnsworth Park Sat.

The All American Wranglers will perform Sat., Aug. 29, as part of the Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena Summer Concert Series at Farnsworth Park, 7-9 PM.  Admission is free. The All American Wranglers have performed for many special events, corporate functions, concerts, as well as five shows nightly at the Los Angeles County Fair. Some […]

WAPAC to send revised motion to county (let's see if they do!)

WAPAC to send revised motion to county (let's see if they do!)

Michele Zack, who contributed the notes about last month's meeting of the West Altadena Project Area Committee which is supervising the development of Lincoln Crossing, shares with us her public comments at last night's meeting.  The WAPAC board told the staff to send a letter to the county containing their actual motion this time, rather […]

More on burglaries

More on burglaries

Town Council chair Gino Sund sent this letter out to the newsgroups, and we think it's worth sharing: I do know that a swath of Altadena from the top of Lake to the Southeast border of Altadena seems to be targeted by a home burglary crew.  It is believed to be a street gang from […]

Altadena Library is looking for artists

Altadena Library is looking for artists

Call to artists“SHARE YOUR ART with THE COMMUNITY” The Altadena Library District is seeking artists of all mediums to display artwork in our Community Room. All experience levels, individual artists, and collaborative teams are welcome. Security/Anti-theft devices are available for framed artwork. A secured display case is also available for smaller pieces, sculptures, collections, etc.  Application process:     […]

President Streets faces burglary wave

President Streets faces burglary wave

PSN has a story about three burglaries in three hours in the President Streets neighborhood.  There have been eight burglaries there in the past month.  Keep your eyes open — someone's pretty active who doesn't belong there! Go to AltadenaBlog

Simmons interview on Crown City News

Simmons interview on Crown City News

Props to Crown City News for getting an interview with town councilman Herbert H. Simmons on his investigation by town council.  Not too informative, but worth watching for those following at home. Go to AltadenaBlog

Boneheads on the loose at Cobb Estate

Boneheads on the loose at Cobb Estate

Janette Williams of PSN writes in this morning's paper that six Audobon Society interpretive signs, installed 18 months ago on the Cobb Estate at a cost of ,000, have instead become magnets for vandalism — excuse us, canvases for graffiti art.  Now, as someone once cautioned us, "there is actually a history to the role […]

Short takes

Short takes

Altadenan Kenny Yapkowitz (which is our Name of the Day) and his band, "… and the Leasebreakers" (yes, the ellipsis is part of it) recently accompanied a silent film as part of a fundraiser for William S. Hart Park in Newhall.  Kenny's on banjo, young Fionn (second grade at St. Mark's School) was off playing […]