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Altadena Town Council Meeting, Tues., Aug. 18, 7 PM

Altadena Town Council Meeting, Tues., Aug. 18, 7 PM
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CERT training offered at Loma Alta Park Oct. 13-17

CERT training offered at Loma Alta Park Oct. 13-17

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be offered Oct. 13-17 by Los Angeles County Parks & Recreation.  CERT is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors in an emergency situation.  It's a good program, and it's free!  Check the flyer for more information. Go to AltadenaBlog

Perseid shower starts (real early) tomorrow

Perseid shower starts (real early) tomorrow

Bill Westphal relays this news from SpaceWeather.com: POSSIBLE PERSEID METEOR OUTBURST: This year's Perseid meteor shower could be even better than usual.  According to NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, a  filament of comet dust has drifted across Earth's path and when Earth passes through it, sometime between 0800 and 0900 UT (1 – 2 am PDT) […]

Library teen program: Make a collage Aug. 18

Library teen program: Make a collage Aug. 18

Bring magazines to use or share and learn to make a collage as part of the Altadena Library's teen program, 2-4 PM at the Main Library on Tues., Aug. 18. Go to AltadenaBlog

The incredible lightness of blogging

The incredible lightness of blogging

Blogging will be a little light over the next few days, as we are on vacation.  There is supposed to be wifi where we're going, and we'll probably do some updates, but the point of vacation is … vacation! We will be going to the family seat in Colorado to see our relatives, not the […]

Not getting the message

Not getting the message

There's been some uptick in the newsgroups with people who are just coming up to speed with the wave of graffiti in Eaton Canyon in June.  We get all our newsgroup feeds at altadenablog@gmail.com, our address at Google Mail.  It's a free service, but Google does give you directed ads on the sidebar and at […]

Altadena Comedy Festival starts Thurs. to benefit American Cancer Society

Altadena Comedy Festival starts Thurs. to benefit American Cancer Society

The inaugural ALTADENA COMEDY FESTIVAL is a three day event, Aug 13-15, at the Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake Ave., showcasing the very best of comedy talent from Southern California. Spanning a variety of mediums including, stand-up, sketch, improvisation, and online video, established professionals will mix with hot up-and-coming talent. The festival will also include […]

Gotta do something about Those Manning Boys

Gotta do something about Those Manning Boys

Every year, Those Manning Boys throw one of the best concerts of the summer season at Farnsworth, and this year was no exception — they even brought in a few friends.  The Altadenablog CrappyCam had its usual performance problems, but Bill Westphal never fails to save our hash. The Boys and their friends filled the […]

The Lenz dive-asty

The Lenz dive-asty

PSN has a short feature on Annika Lenz.  The Pasadena Poly freshman is the third member of a dynasty of champion divers from Altadena (including sisters Felicitas and Cosima).  We also like that they seem to be named for Byzantine saints. Go to AltadenaBlog

Altadena Trails meeting cancelled

Altadena Trails meeting cancelled

Trail Folks– The Tuesday, August 11th meeting of the Altadena Crest Trail Restoration Working Group (ACTRWG) Steering Committee has been cancelled, because many people are out of town. The next meeting will be on the normal 2nd Tuesday of September, 9/8, as usual at the Altadena Community Center. Happy Trails! Robert Staehle ACTRWG Steering Committee […]