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Altadena Junction: the end of the line

Altadena Junction: the end of the line
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Our Sunday column for the Pasadena Sun hasn’t gone online yet … and may never, as the Sun’s last issue comes out today. Editor Dan Evans gives the scoop on the LA TImes’ two year experiment in starting a Pasadena area community newspaper. We admire their dedication to newsprint, but it may be a dying […]

Portantino eyes state senate run

Portantino eyes state senate run

By Daniel Siegal Pasadena Sun Former Assemblyman Anthony Portantino has only been home from Sacramento for six months, but the La Cañada Flintridge resident is already gearing up for his next shot at office — the State Senate seat in the 25th district. That seat, currently held by Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), will open […]

Crime blotter: some assaults, drug arrests, and guess who’s back

Crime blotter: some assaults, drug arrests, and guess who’s back

A couple of assaults this week, and after a short absence we welcome 24 Hour Fitness back to the crime page. Crime blotter provided by the Altadena Sheriff’s Station, and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Sunday, June16 11:00 AM – A theft from an unlocked vehicle was […]

Children’s Museum kickoff July 11

Children’s Museum kickoff July 11

from the Southern California Children’s Museum We are excited to announce the formation of the Southern California Children’s Museum (SCCM) and our kick-off event on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 5 to 8 PM at the Arroyo Seco Miniature Golf Course in South Pasadena. The SCCM will be located in the San Gabriel Valley and […]

Coffee with the Captain rescheduled to July 8

Coffee with the Captain rescheduled to July 8

by Timothy Rutt "Coffee with the Captain," a chance to meet Altadena Sheriff Capt. John S. Benedict and his staff and discuss community issues, has been rescheduled to Monday, July 8. It was previously July 2 (but that’s fireworks day in Altadena). The meeting will be held from 5-6:30 PM at Café Culture, 1359 N. […]

Dobie found at Haha, taken to Pasadena Humane Society

Dobie found at Haha, taken to Pasadena Humane Society

Hahamongna’s on the border, so this lost red Doberman mix, found today , may be a local: Dog found wandering around Berkshire and Oak Grove playing in traffic, poor guy. Initially shy but relaxed and fell asleep as soon as he got inside of car. Has callouses on his elbows indicating he was left outside […]

Farmer’s Market: say ‘Si’ to Nocino

Farmer’s Market: say ‘Si’ to Nocino

by Timothy Rutt This week’s Altadena Farmers’ Market will have a little something for fans of Polynesian dance and Nocino. "Nocino" is not something said by a flirtatious Italian bella. Market manager Joseph Shuldiner says: "Nocino is a traditional Italian walnut liqueur, made when the nuts, still green on the tree, are picked unripe. The […]

Losing her Shadow: neighborhood dogs kill disabled woman’s companion

Losing her Shadow: neighborhood dogs kill disabled woman’s companion

by Timothy Rutt Lynn Walker, center, talks to Altadena Library board members David Datz, left, and Dale Casella in this 2010 file photo by Laura Monteros. Shortly after taking a fall at her Altadena home, Lynn Walker, a special education teacher with the Los Angeles Unified School District, began losing muscle function. In 2009, she […]

It’s almost here: Farnsworth Park summer concert series kicks off July 6

It’s almost here: Farnsworth Park summer concert series kicks off July 6

by Timothy Rutt The sure sign of summer in Altadena (besides some oppressively hot days) is the Sheriff Support Group’s annual concert series at the Farnsworth Park amphitheatre. Returning for the 1th year, the Saturday night event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Producer Robert Klomburg said that the Rotary Club of Altadena […]

PSYCO’s Young Artist’s Concert at Lake Ave. Church June 29

PSYCO’s Young Artist’s Concert at Lake Ave. Church June 29

On Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 PM, in the chapel of Lake Ave. Church, 393 N. Lake Ave., the Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Paul Sherman will present its annual Young Artist’s Concert. Performing with PSYCO this year will be Eva Polgar, pianist and winner of the Liszt piano competition. […]