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Bad deeds done not-so-cheap

Bad deeds done not-so-cheap
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Got an email today form Pamela Forrest and Jennifer Shephard about an old scam that's making the rounds once again:  We just received a very obvious scam in our mail box today.  The official looking yellow envelope is from the "Title Compliance Board . . . Records Retrieval Division" and they're asking for (demanding) 9 in order to […]

Thanks for your support!

Thanks for your support!

Wow!  And they say August is a slow month!  We'd like to thank all our new Altadenablog advertisers, who help keep this blog going! (Maybe some day we'll actually cover expenses!)  We encourage you to patronize these local organizations: Curves Altadena, 2525 N. Lake #6, 797-9177 Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church, 185 W. Altadena Dr., […]

Box up your dreams at the library Tuesday

Box up your dreams at the library Tuesday

When is a box not a box?  When it's transformed by your own creativity! The Altadena Library will be holding a "Not a Box" party on Tues., Aug. 11, from 2-4 PM in the community room at 600 E. Mariposa. Bring your own box — leave with whatever you make it! Go to AltadenaBlog

Parks Summer Showcase next Sun., Aug. 16

Parks Summer Showcase next Sun., Aug. 16

The Altadena Arts Council and LA County Dept. of Parks & Recreation will hold a "Summer Showcase and Community Barbecue" on Sun., Aug. 16, 2-6 PM.  The event will be held at Farnsworth Park, and will highlight the programs being offered at Altadena parks. Go to AltadenaBlog

A night out in Altadena

A night out in Altadena

Our local version of the National Night Out took place at the Loma Alta Equestrian Center tonight, where you could smell the smoke from the Glendale fires.  The ubiquitous and invaluable Bill Westphal contributed most photos. Altadena Sheriff Capt. Roosevelt Blow addresses the crowd to start the festivities. The Altadena Mountain Rescue team was on […]

Altadena Foothills Conservancy to receive Edison grant

Altadena Foothills Conservancy to receive Edison grant

Via PSN, the Altadena Foothills Conservancy is to receive ,000 today from Southern California Edison for its Corridor Plan, a network of parks and trails leading from Eaton Canyon to the Rio Hondo River. Go to AltadenaBlog

Update on July 31 Lincoln/Figueroa shooting

Update on July 31 Lincoln/Figueroa shooting

Carolyn Seitz of the Sheriff's Community Advisory Committee has sent out this update to the local newsgroups about last week's shooting: Many of you have been asking for information about the shooting that occurred on Thursday, July 31, at Lincoln and Figueroa, near All-Star Liquor. The shooting is considered a gang shooting. The Detectives at […]

Those Manning Boys & Friends at Farnsworth Park Sat.

Those Manning Boys & Friends at Farnsworth Park Sat.

The Sheriff's Support Group of Altadena's summer concert series continues Sat., Aug. 8, at 7 PM with THOSE MANNING BOYS AND FRIENDS. Formed in 2002, Those Manning Boys, an Irish duo, has been dedicated to the furthering of the American-Irish culture. Since then Brothers Mike and Sean Manning, native Altadenans, have been playing at events […]

Update to the Bear Map

Update to the Bear Map

Reader Kirk Skadden writes: I live halfway up Windfall Ave. and wanted to let you all know that we had a bear on our back porch around 11:00 Sunday night. I heard something disturbing the trash cans by the side of the house and thought it was just the usual raccoons. But it alarmed our […]

Bear at large

Bear at large

 A couple of bear sightings last night and this morning: One of the members of the Altadena "neighbors" listserve reported a bear about 9:30 PM Sunday at the Woodglen cul-de-sac; and reader Mary Trunk spotted one about 4:30 this morning from her home, near the intersection of Palm St. and Holliston. Go to AltadenaBlog