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Altadena Foothills Conservancy needs funds for Rubio Canyon purchase

Altadena Foothills Conservancy needs funds for Rubio Canyon purchase
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Received this email from the Altadena Foothills Conservancy — a rare opportunity, but a short window for action: Dear Friend of the Altadena Foothills Conservancy, Last Friday something important happened that I think will make you smile. The AFC signed an agreement to purchase 20 acres of prime habitat at the mouth of Rubio Canyon […]

Check out the summer teen scene at the library

Check out the summer teen scene at the library

Heather Firchow of the Altadena Library's teen program has some great pictures on her blog of the "Foodtastic" event last week, and "Recycle It!" before that.  (She also has some pictures of Comic Con in San Diego, which make us totally jealous.)  It's always worth checking out Heather's blog, as she regularly reviews the best […]

Zane Grey goes green

Zane Grey goes green

Vickey Kalambakal is a writer specializing in local history.  Her History, Los Angeles blog takes a flattering look at the Zane Grey mansion and how it's "greening" into the future. Go to AltadenaBlog

Melena makes a hot night at Farnsworth Park

Melena makes a hot night at Farnsworth Park

The Afro-Cuban sounds of Melena rocked Farnsworth Park Saturday night in the Sheriff's Support Group concert series.  Bill Westphal was there, camera and all, and filed this illustrated report: It was a pretty good (and enthusiastic) crowd.  Lots of people were dancing and enjoying themsleves. The Band was pretty hot. (Ed. note: we'll say!) Melena […]

Project: Altadena — turn in your cameras now!

Project: Altadena  — turn in your cameras now!

Just got this email from Photography by Walt and Molly TIerney about the status of Project: Altadena, 100 photographers and 2700 pictures of life in Altadena in July, 2009: Half the cameras have been turned in! Today was the original deadline to return the cameras. There is going to be an extension no later than Aug […]

… and another one rides the bus

… and another one rides the bus

Sheriff's deputies were called out a little before 10 AM this morning at Lake and Mendocino.  Sheriff's station reports that it was a "disgruntled passenger" on the Metro bus. Go to AltadenaBlog

Shout out to LA's biking spokes-man

Shout out to LA's biking spokes-man

KCET's website has just inaugurated a new feature, "Better Know a SoCal Blogger," and the first one they feature is Ted Rogers of Bikinginla, the indispensible guide to anyone traveling on two wheels in the city.  We have to give the shout-out because we've known Mr. Rogers for darn near forty years, we even married […]

Library hosts Fun Flick Fridays in August

Library hosts Fun Flick Fridays in August

Summer's not over yet, and the Altadena Library continues its menu of summer fun flicks every Friday, starting at 3:30 PM in the main library, 600 E. Mariposa. All films are free, and include free popcorn! Films include: Aug. 7: Fast and Furious (rated PG-13)Aug. 14: Race to Witch Mountain (rated PG)Aug. 21: 17 Again […]

August land use committee meeting cancelled, cell tower deferred

August land use committee meeting cancelled, cell tower deferred

Just got a note from Altadena Town Council's land use committee chair Brian League: Due to lack of an available quorum the August 4, 2009 meeting of the Land Use Committee of the Altadena Town Council has been canceled.  Our next regular meeting is Tuesday September 1, 2009 at 7:00 PM.   The Cell Site Conditional […]

Coffee Gallery Comedy Festival to help Relay for Life Aug. 13-15

Coffee Gallery Comedy Festival to help Relay for Life Aug. 13-15

Alerted to this message by Sarah Eagle of the American Cancer Society: INAUGURAL ALTADENA COMEDY FESTIVAL SET FOR AUGUST 13-15 Major Three-Day Comedic Event to Help Raise Funds for the American Cancer Society ALTADENA, Calif. – July 28, 2009 – Funnier than playing chess blindfolded, organizers of the Altadena Comedy Festival today announced the inaugural […]